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    One gives you the opportunity to use the same suspension and have the added advantage of taking it all down covered by the tarp. As adkphoto said, I like my buckles and love my hooks!
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    Quote Originally Posted by adkphoto View Post
    I have them both. I love Dutch Buckles, but I'll tell you, Whoopie Hooks are the bomb! Fast, light, easy, and built-in drip protection to keep you dry in the rain. You can't go wrong with either one, but I recommend the hooks.

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    I think that's what I'm going for. I've just installed my whoopies (10 minutes ago) but aim to have this setup...(by 'dutch hook' i mean 'whoopie hook').


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    Are the Dutch hooks even strong enough for that setup?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Siggy View Post
    I think that's what I'm going for. I've just installed my whoopies (10 minutes ago) but aim to have this setup...(by 'dutch hook' i mean 'whoopie hook').

    Interesting - I never considered putting the whoopie hook on the continuous loop. I guess you can do all sorts of things with them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by brianmat View Post
    Are the Dutch hooks even strong enough for that setup?
    I think he meant whoopie hooks. There are so many Dutch this and Dutch that and biners, clips, and hooks that I get confused at times.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Siggy View Post
    I think that's what I'm going for. I've just installed my whoopies (10 minutes ago) but aim to have this setup...(by 'dutch hook' i mean 'whoopie hook').

    Looking at your pic a little closer (of the suspension, not your pirate avatar), it looks like you have two whoopie hooks, one on the continuous loop and one on the tree straps. Is there any reason you want two whoopie hooks, something to gain from that configuration?

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    Siggy -

    Reverse your whoopie sling so that the adjustable loop is toward the hammock, and larkshead the fixed loop end to your webbing. That way you'll only need one set of whoopie hooks.

    Even better if you thread the whoopie hook in the adjustable loop of the whoopie sling. That way, it acts as a stopper to being accidentally pulled into the bury, and, if you want to, you can use one set of whoopie slings and hooks on multiple hammocks. As much as I love Dutch's gear (and I DO love it) this is the most economical way to go.

    David

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    Quote Originally Posted by adkphoto View Post
    Siggy -

    Reverse your whoopie sling so that the adjustable loop is toward the hammock, and larkshead the fixed loop end to your webbing. That way you'll only need one set of whoopie hooks.

    Even better if you thread the whoopie hook in the adjustable loop of the whoopie sling. That way, it acts as a stopper to being accidentally pulled into the bury, and, if you want to, you can use one set of whoopie slings and hooks on multiple hammocks. As much as I love Dutch's gear (and I DO love it) this is the most economical way to go.

    David
    I just installed this set up on my WBBB and it works great. Easy to adjust. Only three things to worry about keeping track of: the hook, sling, strap part x 2; all one piece that comes off the continuous loop on the hammock, and the hammock. Its light, easy, and quick to set-up, get adjusted, and take down. $39 and about 10 min. to get it put together on your hammock and your hangin'.

    Only way I can think to make it easier is to add Dutch Clips to the tree straps.

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    Here is a way that you don't have to keep track of the strap. This is may all in one version, You have the components but the whoopie have to go through the hugger's loop along with the hook.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0WThT...bzdfyLAS9lo-o=
    I really like this method, but keep it on the down low. I don't want to have to change everybodies around for them. This way the whoopie hook acts like a Dutch Clip that works with amsteel.
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    Nice idea!

    No need to change everyone's suspension. Take a small chain, feed one side through the hole (a small 16 gauge wire or less) making a small loop. Larks head the whoopie hook onto the chain. Then larks head the chain onto the other loop of the whoopie. Basically the only difference is the hook is on the chain. This also lets one use the original whoopie hook that Dutch spliced into the whoopie. Or do it the way in the video and larks head the hook into the fixed end of the whoopie.

    BTW- Putting the little Dutch hooks on chains as well as the Whoopie Hooks makes them easier to find when dropped and also has a ton of versatility. I use bright yellow chains!

    Hooks on chains. Awesome versatility. Of course, the chain with a Lark's head is not as good as a chain with a whoopie hook nicely spiced into it. I can't wait to order a bunch of those! [you don't really need to sleep do you, Dutch]??

    Great videos...keep em coming!

    Many thanks!!
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