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    Whipping cord ?

    What kinds of cord does everyone recommend for whipping their home made hammocks?

    Should it be a round cord, or flat?

    How long of a section should I use?

    How many pillows/cushions do you place under the hammock the first time you go to lay in it, hoping you won't need them?

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    I use plain 'ol paracord. You can get it on Ebay pretty cheap. 2 10" peices would be plenty to whip a hammock.

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    I used 550 cord the first time I whipped my homemade Speer, but I switched to wire ties recently. They seem to be working out fine - used them on my last two nights out - but I'm honestly a little nervous about them so I'd like to get some more testing in before I render a final opinion. They're definitely lighter, though...550 cord is pretty heavy stuff.
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    You guys are going to have to give me a class in whipping (inscert jokes here). I keep having it pulled loose. I think my problem is I do not start it at the edge, so it works its way loose.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hammock engineer View Post
    You guys are going to have to give me a class in whipping (inscert jokes here). I keep having it pulled loose. I think my problem is I do not start it at the edge, so it works its way loose.
    When I whip my hammock I put the whipping close to the end of the fabric right behind the hem. When you are wrapping the cord around make sure that you are doing it as tightly as possible and when you finish whipping get some pliers and really pull the cord TIGHT. I have never had whipping slide off my hammock.

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    Once you hem, I think anything from string to paracord will work fine.
    I have used string (packaging twine type, cord, and zip ties) all worked well.

    I now use a sheet bend knot. I love it!! It does use a bit more length, though. (maybe 3 inches)

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    Correct me if I am wrong but doesn't all the whole whipping or knot do is keep the end of the hammock together and the rope/strap used to tie the hammock out from slipping off?

    If this is the case I don't think that the whipping would take too much force on. The force should be transfered to the seam on the end of the hammock.

    BB as are resident Physics guro, can you shed some light on this.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hammock engineer View Post
    BB as are resident Physics guro, can you shed some light on this.
    LOL!! This is more an engineering problem, I think...

    As far as I can tell, the whipping shouldn't take much of the force at all. Presumably, the attachment method uses some kind of constricting device (slip knot, larkshead, etc.) which sizes itself to the material just below the hem and can't slip past the additional bulk caused by the sewing.

    I think the whipping simply keeps the material folded the way you want it while the attachments have no tension on them. Also, if you tighten your edges/middle as Jeff suggests on his instructions, the whipping probably does do some work there; it should keep these overly-pulled sections from slipping.
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    Quote Originally Posted by blackbishop351 View Post
    LOL!! This is more an engineering problem, I think...

    As far as I can tell, the whipping shouldn't take much of the force at all. Presumably, the attachment method uses some kind of constricting device (slip knot, larkshead, etc.) which sizes itself to the material just below the hem and can't slip past the additional bulk caused by the sewing.

    I think the whipping simply keeps the material folded the way you want it while the attachments have no tension on them. Also, if you tighten your edges/middle as Jeff suggests on his instructions, the whipping probably does do some work there; it should keep these overly-pulled sections from slipping.
    I will take this one keeping in mind I am needbie at this but have a lot of expernce with cable ties. if you use the one s with the metal tooth in it and not the cheep ones that are molded but the one that are extrued .they are weighted and will prolely hold more weight than the rope you are using to hold the hammonk up. you can get them from 3/32 up to 1 " wide with 1/4 being the most popuer but keep in mind you have to have the metal tooth not the plastic tooth. which holds alot of weith but two of the same thing are no equal. hope this helps
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    Are you talking about something like a hose clamp? I'm not sure if I'd want something with 'metal teeth' in contact with my hammock material....not to mention weight. Then again, I'm not really sure what you're talking about.

    As far as strength, you don't really need much as others have said here.
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