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    I tie a slider made from Grizz's whipping knot which was on his hardware free suspension (he had an acronym for it, but I don't recall it right off). I don't remember the link right off. But it both prevents pulling the loop into the sling and also doubles as a way to tighten up the end of the loop so that it makes it hard to slip off the Marlin spike hitch or whatever you happen to be using for suspension. Make it from Lash-it or Zing-it.

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    Pony beads would work perfectly and are inexpensive to boot.

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    OK dumb question what is the bead on a woopiesling for? Does it have any purpose at all?

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    Okey doke. I thought the hole in pony beads looked tight but I'll try them.

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    SSurfr, that is cool. I bought a bag-o-dice some time ago and they would make some special beads.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KAW View Post
    OK dumb question what is the bead on a woopiesling for? Does it have any purpose at all?
    It prevents the adjustable loop end from being pulled all the way into the bury.
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    I felt creative and used some gutted paracord to tie a ranger bead on mine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KAW View Post
    OK dumb question what is the bead on a woopiesling for? Does it have any purpose at all?
    It keeps the adjustable loop from closing in on itself.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hppyfngy View Post
    Okey doke. I thought the hole in pony beads looked tight but I'll try them.

    Thanks!

    SSurfr, that is cool. I bought a bag-o-dice some time ago and they would make some special beads.
    We have a TON of pony beads around my house. If you want to send me your addy in a PM I would be happy to mail you some tomorrow..no cost.
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    I didn't realize it till I had made all the whoopies I needed, but this is one of the few places you can be really creative. I live a couple of blocks from the Atlantic ocean, and all manner of flotsam and jetsam washes up. Next time I make a whoopie, I'm using this AT&T Death Star looking thing for my adjustable loop stopper!

    I don't know what it is, but I found it on the beach and it's a cool stopper.


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