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    Whipped Ends vs. ENO style channels

    I was wondering if there's really any difference between whipping the ends of a hammock versus threading the suspension through like on an ENO, or if it's mainly just for appearances. Like, does it affect the lay of the hammock or the tension of the fabric?

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    I use both. However, whipping allows you the ability to make adjustments by using different folding/gathering methods until you find what is most comfortable to you. Cordage through an end channel limits your ability to make these adjustments. Again, bothe methods work so it comes down to a matter of preference.

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    I suppose I'll try whipping then. Though the only way I know to do that is the way Knotty shows in his video. Thanks!

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    Another whipping tutorial:
    http://tothewoods.net/HomemadeHammock.html
    my hammock gear weights total: 2430g (~86oz)
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    (see my profile for detailed weights)

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    Gathered end hammocks (Eno) tend to have floppy sides. That can be corrected in a whipped end hammock.

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    I haven't played with it, but the suspicion nags that something as slick as nylon will migrate ever so slightly under load until that load is distributed more or less equally. Just a theory.
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    Quote Originally Posted by oldgringo View Post
    I haven't played with it, but the suspicion nags that something as slick as nylon will migrate ever so slightly under load until that load is distributed more or less equally. Just a theory.
    Perhaps this is why the Hennessy melts the holes through the gathered ends in their designs. I was always curious as to why no one else in the DIY crowd used this method after finding a gathered end style that suited their preferences. I can understand if you want the ability to change the gathered end method, but if you have a method that you like, then the Hennessy method would seem a way to keep this more permanent if there is indeed some slippage of the fabric over time. I will certainly be trying my hand at some DIY hammocks in the future and am curious as to the different DIY methods, but for now am only working on the DIY accessories for my expedition.

    ez

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    The slippage theory is interesting.
    I would think there are a lot of forces holding the fabric in place under load though, so it wouldn't surprise me if it didn't slip.

    The larks head should hold pretty tight right?

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