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    confus about whoopie length

    this may sound like a stupid question... but my mind is going completely blang right now. if i want to make 2 12 foot whoopies, what does my total order need to be?
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    if you want each one 12' then your going to need approx. 48' of amsteel, each one takes about twice what the finishing length will be

    12' is really long though

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    12 foot whoopies are really really long.

    'Common' length for whoopies is 6 feet, per hammock end. That's 13 feet of cording per each, before splicing and eyes. 26 feet total.

    A 10 foot hammock, two 6 foot whoopies, plus the length of your tree huggers is 25 feet or more between trees. That's a nice span.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Boothill View Post
    ...12' is really long though...
    12' seems extremely long.

    12'+12'+~9' (hammock)+2' (+for tree straps)=trees 35' apart. I'm not tall enough to get the suspension high enough up the trees for that distance.

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    thats true... i might have to bring the length down a bit... thanks guys
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    When I first started, six foot whoopies sounded awfully small. Therefore I went with 10-ft whoopies, which I learned are ridiculously long. I gave my 10-ft whoopies to unsuspecting noobs, who were grateful. You can always shorten them - that's an easy mod.

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    Screen out hammock hanging use from a google search, and find whoopie slings wrapped by arborists around trees........as slings.

    One tree I hang from is too large for my strap setup, but not too big for a longer whoopie, with a short strap used as padding to protect the back and side of the tree.

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