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    Replacing the spike of a MSH with a carabiner solves the problem. I have no stock in a carbiner company but received my Ti carabiners today and am thoroughly impressed. Ti is awesome!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MAD777 View Post
    I've never had a whoopie slip off a MSH and I use the MSH all the time. Yet, I don't do anything special to prevent slippage.

    Oops, I think I just jinxed myself :embarassed:
    Quote Originally Posted by MAD777 View Post
    I've never had a whoopie slip off a MSH and I use the MSH all the time. Yet, I don't do anything special to prevent slippage.

    Oops, I think I just jinxed myself
    Double the fun huh? I've never had mine slip, yet. Although this isnt a bad idea. I might try this but not until I have a slip.
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    Ok, since I'm new to whoopies, and I can't seem to find it elsewhere, what's a "MSH"?
    I like the idea of the fixed end going on the knot, so I guess Dutch hooks are to be ordered tomorrow. Just received my BIAS today and am hoping to be playing with the Whoopies this weekend.
    Thanks

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    MSH = Marlin Spike Hitch

    The spike can be anything that will hold the knot like a stick, piece of aluminum arrow, bone, your son's finger (tell him you'll take turns), or a carabiner.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SPaCeMn View Post
    I've personally never had a problem with them slipping off. I always try to tuck the WS behind the top of the knot a little. But now that I say that out loud, I'm wondering if that defeats the purpose of "on the knot, not the toggle"...
    Try putting a sliding whipping knot on your whoopies. I use them on my new dynaglide whoopies and the diamond knot attachment. Take a look at Grizz's vid, he explains it all very well. I have used them 3-4 times so far and no problem.




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    Quote Originally Posted by GaryBunk View Post
    Try putting a sliding whipping knot on your whoopies. I use them on my new dynaglide whoopies and the diamond knot attachment. Take a look at Grizz's vid, he explains it all very well. I have used them 3-4 times so far and no problem.




    My purpose here was to offer another simple alternative to those folks who may have trouble with tying knots. I have used the whipping knot with success as well but it can be kind of complicated for some to tie. This seemed like an extremely simple little safeguard for those who have had the loop come off on occasion. It is like a parking brake. Use it if you feel you need to. As Dejoha has pointed out many times, some people just aren't fans of tying knots.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jiffiboy View Post
    Which end of the whoopie are you attaching to the msh
    Sorry I missed this earlier. I am talking about using the adjustable loop end over the knot. That is the most common configuration for most Whoopie users as far as I know, though many put the stationary loop over the MSH and use something like a Dutch Hook to attach the adjustable end to the hammock.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hiknhanger View Post
    As Dejoha has pointed out many times, some people just aren't fans of tying knots.
    I love tying knots, I just hate untying them

    @GaryBunk, That looks really cool! I am having a hard time visualizing this in action though. It may be because I'm not familiar with whipping (which I hear pretty often in the DIY threads) or whipping knots. Is there a video I can watch to see this in action?
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    Quote Originally Posted by SPaCeMn View Post
    I love tying knots, I just hate untying them

    @GaryBunk, That looks really cool! I am having a hard time visualizing this in action though. It may be because I'm not familiar with whipping (which I hear pretty often in the DIY threads) or whipping knots. Is there a video I can watch to see this in action?
    I have the video saved in my bookmarks. Go about 3:30 into this video by Grizz. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2sUfGqudl_8

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hiknhanger View Post
    I have the video saved in my bookmarks. Go about 3:30 into this video by Grizz. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2sUfGqudl_8
    Watch the video, the knot is very easy to tie, I now have them on everything sort of. As in the video it holds the continuous loop attacked to you hammock to the whoopie and diamond knot. I added them to the adjustable loop end on all my whoopie slings, (see picture) also for son and grandson's rigs. They are now on the ridge line ends, which makes it nice as you can use a larger loop and just squeeze it down with the slider. Just remember to not tie the knot to tight as you want it slide semi easily. It really helps make the MSH very safe and lets you fasten the whoopie on securely but easily removable.

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