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    Senior Member The RidgeRunner's Avatar
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    I put whoopies on my JRB Bridge hammock and did not like them at all so i went back to the stock suspension. I just got a Dangerbird which came with only whoopies and i love them.

    The only difference i can think of is the Dutch buckles i now have.
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  2. #12
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    It takes a little practice to easily loosen the whoopie sling. This needs to explained to them.

    Most of my Scouts will want to tie a knot. Dissuading them of this with amsteel or dynaglide is something else to point out.

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    Senior Member StrawHat's Avatar
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    I dig webbing in their simplicity and ease–of–use but I also like to keep the heavy things to a minimum especially if I'm hiking up tall mountains. So I use whoopies just because they're light weight and packs small.
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  4. #14
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    The way I look at it. Whoopie cords are great if you're packing out and want to save some weight. But if your driving to a campground or don't care about a few ounces more, I prefer straps and buckles.
    Thats just my personal preference.
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    I'm new to HF and hammocking in general, but have sailed a lot and am comfortable with knotting and splicing, so I made myself some whoopies. To me they are a brilliant solution, light, compact, minimalist. I love 'em.

    BUT... I'm going to be setting up a couple of hammocks to keep at our family cottage, for use by whatever family member happens to be using the place. For those I've decided to use straps and cinch buckles rather than whoopies, reasoning that the strap/buckle combo would be more intuitive to use, and maybe more forgiving of ham-handedness. The fact that I just picked up 50 yards of 1" camo polyester webbing figures into the decision a bit also...

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    Senior Member goobie's Avatar
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    First thing I did when I got a hammock was make whoopies for it. Unbelievably simple. I'm sure with a minimum of instruction there shouldn't be any problems. My 11 year old girls took to them right away, can't see why he would have any trouble.

  7. #17
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    If I wasn't the obsessive newbie I am, or a very experienced scout, which I'm not, I wouldn't want any knots or toggles to figure out in the field. Give me a couple of biners or a single system like the Byers suspension, which, although it has a toggle, it is already set up and comes with simple instructions. Straps and common buckles sound good too. Simple for an experienced hanger is not the same as simple for a novice. Now if you get a request to upgrade, that's different and shows initiative.

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    Thanks for the replies so far.

    I am not too worried about the Marlin spike hitch as I am including the whoopie hook it hooks to the tree strap directly.

    Thank you everyone!!!
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    Senior Member SunshineHiker's Avatar
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    Couldn't agree more with all the posts! really easy and great weight savers!!

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    +1 to what everyone else said

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