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    Senior Member Woods Walker's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by neo View Post
    the buckle and strap set up is way better,that s how all my hammocks are set up.i thought i would give the whoopie slings a try.so the whoopies are more limitedneo
    So can you tell me more about your buckle & strap setup... what buckles are you using & how do they attach to the hammock rope?

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    if your whoppie is attached to a fixed loop on your hammock you can bypass it and attach the fixed loop directly to your marlin spike/dutch buckle/ whatever. This is what I have done in the past when i find the distance a bit tight for the whoopies. SO i bring have em on the setup but they dont always get used.

    MD

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    i have the whoopies on my hh ultralite backpacker hammock.i will keep them on a little while longer to see if they grow on meneo
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    My main reason to put on whoopies .... Tree sap. Whoopies get stuffed with hammock and straps with all their sap get a different stuff sack (with my pegs)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lofty View Post
    My main reason to put on whoopies .... Tree sap. Whoopies get stuffed with hammock and straps with all their sap get a different stuff sack (with my pegs)
    Yep good point. I take a small ziplock bag for my tree straps when they get sap on em'. Don't want that crap on my hammock. One thing I did before I used whoopies was bring some cut pieces of trash bag and wrap that around the tree under the webbing so the webbing wouldn't touch the sap. It worked pretty well.

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    Senior Member nacra533's Avatar
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    Both

    I started with straps and rings, went to whoopies, then back to straps and rings for speed and convenience. I think if I had some Dutchware goodies, I might stick with the whopies.

    If I were doing long multi days and was truly concernd about pack weight, I would definitely go back to whoopies and buy a few titanium thingys.

    I hate to admit, but the majority of my hammock trips now are camping at a sailing club for a race (regatta, in the lingo) next to my truck and cooler, so fast setup and take down are more important than weight.

    As a matter of fact, I am going again this weekend to sleep in my new TENT with my 2 boys. I am comfortable admitting I cried when ole yellar died, wearing pink, (I call it peach) and occasionally sleeping in a tent.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lofty View Post
    My main reason to put on whoopies .... Tree sap. Whoopies get stuffed with hammock and straps with all their sap get a different stuff sack (with my pegs)
    i dont like tree sap either.pine tree's are a no no .i really check ceder trees out also for sapneo
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    All we have in many areas is spruce and pine...whoopie slings it is for me! I really liked the ease of setup and simplicity of the strap and buckle setup that came on my Blackbird, just too messy in my neck of the woods!

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    Thrown for a loop

    I generally like whoopie slings and have used them exclusively for a couple of years - until now. Nope. Not straps. My latest hammock has whoopie loops. They allow a shorter hammock to tree strap distance. They also use dynaglide in a way that would ideally double its strength. (I've been trying to get some of Grizz's frictionless pulleys, but I think they're on permanent back-order. )

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    Quote Originally Posted by dedominick View Post
    if your whoppie is attached to a fixed loop on your hammock you can bypass it and attach the fixed loop directly to your marlin spike/dutch buckle/ whatever. This is what I have done in the past when i find the distance a bit tight for the whoopies. SO i bring have em on the setup but they dont always get used.

    MD
    Exactly what I do. I almost always use the whoopie slings, but the by-pass loops are there if I need them.
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