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    My whoopie sling lost it's loop!

    My son was playing with my hammock today and pulled the loop right through the whoopie sling. It's caught in there but I can't figure how to get it out. I used some paperclips to keep the loop from pulling through but it must have fallen out.

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    Ouch. I did that once. I had to use a screwdriver to pull it out, and I think it weakened the sling a bit. Still works fine though!

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    You might be able to carefully use a large sewing needle to help coax it back out. I've done that before.
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    This happened to me once while I was out on a hike, on a cold night, in the dark, without my reading glasses. I ended up just cutting it off and tieing a loop in one end for the toggle. Luckily for me, I had made my whoopies longer than I needed, so I had extra line to use and remake the loop.

    Once I got home, I made a new whoopie, but I also bought a set of the smallest s-biners I could get my hands on ($3/pair, if I recall). I now keep the s-biner in the whoopie loop, and I have not even come close to having this happen to me again.

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    On my Whoopie Slings what I did is that I inserted an extra inch piece of Amsteel inside the loop (that is adjustable), so that the loop could not be pulled out.

    It was really easy to insert, I just inserted my small needle nose pliers inside the center of the rope, to make sure that the gap was extra wide, and then I just inserted the one inch piece of amsteel into gap.

    I hope this makes sense.

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    A few minutes spent pulling the inside of where it dissapears into itself will sort it, keep pulling at seperate strands as far down into the hole as you can until it eases itslef out again.

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    I've had this happen A LOT thanks to my wonderful children I love them. But, I took a tip from WhoopieSlings.com who puts a small stopper bead in the loop and it works perfectly.

    And yes, that's a tip in the book.

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    I always put in a Stopper Bead. You can get a bag with more than you will ever need in the Bead Section of the craft department at Walmart. Couple of buck. Cheap, Light, and quicker than making another woopie or trying to repair one.

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    Small pliers will help you get it out. I can't find beads big enough to thread into a whoopie. I use little o rings from Hancock's found in the jewelry department.
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    Why not just tie an overhand knot in the end?

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