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    Advice on whoopie slings?

    So as you all know I just got my WBBB 1.7 DL and I love it so far, however I am thinking I might want to change the suspension to whoopie slings and toggles. I would like to see some feedback on your experiences, from installation, to use in the field, and was it worth it?

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    For me...a big yes. Easy enough to do as well.
    Check this out.....http://whoopieslings.com/Videos.html
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    Both have worked very well for me. However when counting ounces and pack space, I go with the slings all the time. Light and easy to use - what more could you want !
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    Thanks Shug, dragon360, I appreciate the feedback. Great video! Couldn't get any easier. Whoopies it is!

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    Switching out my standard WB suspension with whoopies was the first thing I did back when I received my WBBB 1.7sl and glad I did . Now all of my hammocks have whoopies.

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    Just my experience, but I found the tapering and taping method for splicing to work poorly. Those tiny sub strands, despite being thinner than a strand of hair, are VERY strong, and the tape method snags a lot.

    I've had better results with straightening out a paper clip, then bending one end back on itself and taping that over so it doesn't snag. Then, I file the tip of the "needle" so the edges don't snag. Taper the amsteel, thread it through the loop, and splice away.

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    No straps for me - whoopies is the way to go!
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    Quote Originally Posted by TrekkingSpirit View Post
    So as you all know I just got my WBBB 1.7 DL and I love it so far, however I am thinking I might want to change the suspension to whoopie slings and toggles. I would like to see some feedback on your experiences, from installation, to use in the field, and was it worth it?

    I'm in the same boat as TrekkingSpirit - just got my WBBB 1.7 DL last week. Took it up to the AT here in PA last weekend for a test hang while my son and I were providing a little trail majic for the NOBO thrus. Thanks Brandon - great service and product (only had to wait about a week for delivery).

    I'm definitely thinking of trying to lighten the load a little by switching out to whoopie slings, so l'd be interested in hearing how it goes for you. I'd also like to get a feel for how much weight I might be able to save - from what I gather it's ~ 5 oz?

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    I just traded out my webbing suspension for whoopies this week! The installation was super easy, followed the same video instructions here and had them on in about two minutes. I love the lower profile it gives my BB at a distance, and its just fun make adjustments now!

    The only issue I have right now is the whoopie keeps slipping off the knot and toggle each time I start making adjustments. Or just before sitting into the hammock, I take the edge to the back of my knees and start to sit down and it falls! Its only happened a couple times, and seems to be that its still got that new shine and slick feel..

    St Crow

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    Quote Originally Posted by iStCrow View Post
    The only issue I have right now is the whoopie keeps slipping off the knot and toggle each time I start making adjustments. Or just before sitting into the hammock, I take the edge to the back of my knees and start to sit down and it falls!
    St Crow
    Make sure you really pull that spike through the loop. If you only pull it through enough to pass the sides of the loop, you're not going to get a nice, meaty knot to rest on. Cram that whoopie end well into that top intersection of the vertical part of the strap leading to the tree and the top of the marlin spike loop.

    Then, once you've adjusted the whoopie to where you want it, pull down hard to seat it into the knot. In the same motion, milk your constrictor (this is the weirdest phrase EVER) so you have a good lock that's not going anywhere.

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