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    Which Warbonnet Suspension?

    I'll be stopping by Brandon's place tomorrow to pick up a RidgeRunner for a quick overnighter this weekend. I have a WBBB with the adjustable webbing and like it fine and all, but wouldn't mind dropping just a few ounces for the line/strap with the RR, if it makes sense.

    Warbonnet users - which do you prefer? Is the line/strap too difficult or is the adjustable webbing worth it? I'm handy with knots, etc. so that really isn't an issue.
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    I think Whoopie slings would be better. Easier to adjust than knots and stronger too which is probably good since the RR may be hung a little tighter than the BB putting more stress on the suspension. I would get the buckles and swap them out for whoopies later.
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    I think its all about personal preference. Here is a video where Brandon goes threw the setup of both types of suspension http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JWlM0pROnpU

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    Dutchware whoopies with Dutchware whoopie hooks!!

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    Straps and cinch buckles

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    I'm not sure how to start a new thread, so I thought I'd toss my idea on here.
    Woopie slings r great. Then I came across the UCR, which has a holding problem, but gives greater leanth per foot of material than a woopie. Now I'm thinking why not just put an eye splice on each end of your amstee. Clip one end or hang it from you marline spike or what ever, the feed the other end through the hammock attachment your using and secure it with a klemish knot or prussik. Easy adjustment, simple to make and lighter the a woopie.

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    I like the strap and cinch buckles when I am not using whoopies. I find I can do the more minute adjustments much more easily.
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    Thanks for the quick suggestions all! Looks like I'll go with webbing/buckles, with the possibility of swapping out for whoopie slings at some point in the future.
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    I like the adjustable webbing a lot more than the line/strap. It is WAY easier to adjust - the extra few ounces are worth it to me.
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    I purchased whoopie slings with my No Net, but replaced them with the adjustable webbing. The Ridge Runner requires trees to be farther apart than a gathered end hammock. The greater the distance between trees the higher you need to place your tree straps. The adjustable webbing allows the hammock anchor very close to the tree.
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