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    is there a simpler way than whipping?

    I was wondering if anyone had tried knotting the ends of a hammock instead of whipping them. It seems like it would work, but i wanted to know before i ruin a good sheet of nylon.
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    A proper knot would hold but it uses up material. I have seen hammocks made by gathering the end, folding it over and using a sheet bend.
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    I don't whip any of my diy hammocks.
    Just gather, fold , whatever way you like you hammock, and apply the whoopie or strap in a larkshead to each end. The hammock material will need a small folded hem at each end (thats pretty standard) to give the suspension something to bite on.
    Once the whoopie (or whatever suspension choice you make) is on, I give the system a good tug to set it tight. Then carefully sit in the hammock checking things out, as long as I dont see any slippage, Im good.


    The other popular way is the warbonnet method. Knotty did a great tutorial on it.

    Edit: Heres a link to Knotty's vid.
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    DivaB uses zip ties. I just use mason's line. It doesn't have to be very strong (as evidenced by Gargoyle's method---nothing at all!)
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    Zip ties work well. You do need to check them occasionally to make sure nothing has slipped, and cut off or file down any sharp end edges...


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    Quote Originally Posted by SeektheCalm View Post
    I was wondering if anyone had tried knotting the ends of a hammock instead of whipping them. It seems like it would work, but i wanted to know before i ruin a good sheet of nylon.
    I've read in JustJeff's site about using nylon zip ties instead of whipping. I don't find whipping to be all that hard. I'd rather whip than do zip ties.
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    FWIW...once you have done it a couple of times, whipping only takes a minute or less and is very easy.

    I use method two in the following links and do not cut the loose ends so I can quickly undo it if wanted.

    http://www.ropeworks.biz/reader/whipping.pdf

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YMq9KdOtSJ0

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    Quote Originally Posted by SeektheCalm View Post
    I was wondering if anyone had tried knotting the ends of a hammock instead of whipping them. It seems like it would work, but i wanted to know before i ruin a good sheet of nylon.
    Isn't that the original Ed Speer DIY method?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pipsissewa View Post
    DivaB uses zip ties. I just use mason's line. It doesn't have to be very strong (as evidenced by Gargoyle's method---nothing at all!)
    On one test hammock, I whipped using mason's line. My larksheaded rings actually pushed the entire whip right off the end of the hammock body. (Guess I didn't use Gargoyle's method of checking to make sure it was cinched tight!) So, a warning: mason's line is slippery against nylon.

    End result: 1 bumped backside, and 1 lesson very well learned!

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    Yes, I concur that masons line is a bit slippery, unless you run it through a channel and gather. Those heavy duty zip ties work great. Use pliers to pull it tighter than what your fingers will do by themselves. I would think putting it in a knot would change the lay of the hammock and the way that you originally want your material to line up.

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