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    whoopie slings love them or hate them.

    whoopie slings love them or hate them.last night was my 1st experience with.i dont see what is great about them.i will give them a few more ties before i throw them in the camp fire lolneo
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    I like them but have been seein an increase in buckle strap use. Folks that use buckle strap site more flexiblity in tree selection. It's easier to get a setup between two close trees with buckle strap than with whoopies. I'll prob be tryin some soon.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HamMike View Post
    I like them but have been seein an increase in buckle strap use. Folks that use buckle strap site more flexiblity in tree selection. It's easier to get a setup between two close trees with buckle strap than with whoopies. I'll prob be tryin some soon.
    i have been using the buckle strap set up so long that is what i noticed also
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hooch View Post
    "You gotta be smarter than the horse to get it to do what you want it to." - My Pappaw
    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
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    I use whoopies. I started out using webbing and buckles. Nothing wrong with webbing and buckles but whoopies are lighter and a bit less bulky for backpacking which is what I mostly do. If I just car camped I'd probably stick with webbing and buckles. Agreed on the tree spacing flexibility with webbing over whoopies too. Generally not an issue but it has happened where tree selection was an issue being too close together for whoopies. One thing I like better about whoopies over webbing is lack of stretch. I weigh about 200lbs and I have always experienced "some" noticeable stretch with webbing. I may have to try my webbing/buckles again for the heck of it since I haven't used it in a couple years.

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    Do I have to love them or hate them? Can't I be indifferent?

    Seriously, if I were a backpacker, I'd use nothing but whoopies, but I'm not, and I don't.
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    Like pizza I have used webbing and buckles but I am a backpacker and whoopies are lighter and take up less space. I have not had any problems with whoopies and have been using them for about three years.

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    I love them. If I can hang my tarp between trees, my hammock with whoopies will work as well.

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    Yeah, when I first got on here, the first advise I received was to put whoopie slings on my hammock. I just happened to get some straps first and using rings I started hanging. I didn't forget the whoopie sling advise, I bought some, and ordered some amsteel and made some more, but the straps work so fine, and yes, I immediately ran into a situation with close trees, and so far I find I really don't want to change. The whoopies won't go to waste, we are making hammocks for some grand kids.

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