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    Check out my Whoopie Sling Continuous Loop bead stopper!

    I was making some whoopie slings for my Hennessy Hammock mod, and I wanted to add a stopper bead so the continuous loop wouldn't accidentally get pulled into itself like what happened to me at MAHHA 2011. However, I couldn't find any beads laying around.

    What I did find were a pair of dice, 3/8" wide, from an old backgammon travel set. Lightweight, not much bigger than the Amsteel. I placed the die in a vice, and started the hole with a small drill bit in my Dremel. Then I enlarged the hole with a regular drill and larger drill bit. Looks great, if I do say so myself. Tell me I don't know how to pimp my suspension!


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    SWEET!!!!!! ... me likes SS
    It puts the Underquilt on it's hammock ... It does this whenever it gets cold

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    I LVE it!!! Maybe you should change your moniker to SilvrGamblr!!!
    "Pips"
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    Surely, God never did.

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    That is bad to the bone! Roll dem bones!
    "He who makes a beast of himself, gets rid of the pain of being a man." Dr. Hunter S. Thompson

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    Let it ride!
    The key to immortality is first living a life worth remembering. - St. Augustine

    Some people feel the rain. Others just get wet.
    - Bob Marley

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pipsissewa View Post
    I LVE it!!! Maybe you should change your moniker to SilvrGamblr!!!
    For a moment, I thought about changing my handle to The Dice Man, after the 1971 book of the same name by Luke Rhinehart. When there are group hangs announced, I could reply, "The Dice Man cometh." That would be great!

    If you've never read this book, I highly recommend it. Dumb as it may sound, it changed my life. The book wasn't much of a hit when it was first published, and even went out of print for several years. However, the book has recently become quite popular, forty years after it was published. It's a cult classic.

    The book is about a psychologist who begins using dice to make life decisions. It could be as simple as: Even, I have chicken tonight; odd, I have beef. Or you could use all twelve numbers to assign multiple variables, such as 12 different restaurants. You assign the variables, but you must do whatever the dice say. The psychologist eventually begins treating his patients with "dice therapy."

    I carried dice with me for 20 years to assist in decision-making. It's actually quite liberating. And you can always play craps to earn some pocket money!

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    Quote Originally Posted by SilvrSurfr View Post
    For a moment, I thought about changing my handle to The Dice Man, after the 1971 book of the same name by Luke Rhinehart. When there are group hangs announced, I could reply, "The Dice Man cometh." That would be great!

    If you've never read this book, I highly recommend it. Dumb as it may sound, it changed my life. The book wasn't much of a hit when it was first published, and even went out of print for several years. However, the book has recently become quite popular, forty years after it was published. It's a cult classic.

    The book is about a psychologist who begins using dice to make life decisions. It could be as simple as: Even, I have chicken tonight; odd, I have beef. Or you could use all twelve numbers to assign multiple variables, such as 12 different restaurants. You assign the variables, but you must do whatever the dice say. The psychologist eventually begins treating his patients with "dice therapy."

    I carried dice with me for 20 years to assist in decision-making. It's actually quite liberating. And you can always play craps to earn some pocket money!
    If you carry'em long enough they soak up a bit you.
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    or Boxcar! or Cat eyes!
    Love it too! Very nice indeed.

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    Even Better!

    I love the idea of adding a little bling. In yoyoing some guys use counterweights like http://www.yoyonation.com/product_de...roductid=16199

    These come pre-drilled ready to thread. Seems a little childish (unless your hammock buddy is your kid) but I wonder if any others have cool ideas for similar addons.

    Last edited by Hangandy; 12-08-2011 at 18:55.
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    Hmm...I have a whole bunch of spurs from years of turkey hunting. It could work.
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