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    Alternative to whipping?

    When I made my first DIY hammock, I stumbled onto this video on YouTube that seemed like a great way to attach the suspension. It's simple, works with either rope or webbing, and seems to me to be a more positive connection than a whipped end that could be prone to slipping. I do mine with a whoopie sling, so I use a small loop on the end instead of the big loop & dbl. lines as shown. Also, I use a Hennesy-style of fold rather than an accordian gather. I'm not sure if it's got an official name or not, but I think it should. Wish I had a good pic of it on my own hammocks . . . hafta take one.

    If it's already been discussed here, I apologize for draggin it out again, but I haven't seen it mentioned or used in DIY setups here. My first hammock worked great with it, so I used it on my second as well. Regardless, I absolutely love this setup!

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    I did the same thing on a cheap parachute hammock I shortened into a hammock chair. It is solid and works great. I ued it because I don't sew. I suppose it could be the asymmetricality of it that people don't like or maybe it uses up more material than they like. Just guessing.
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    Looks good, I am getting ready to make a DIY hammock so I will have to try this out with a set of whoopies. Thanks for the post
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bubba View Post
    . . . I suppose it could be the asymmetricality of it that people don't like . . .
    Yeah, the first one I tied had the suspension line comming off from the bottom. When my body weight pulled the hammock down, the knot would turn so the line exited at the top. Only a "looks" thing, but I redid it and now tie them so the suspension line leaves the knot on the top side, as shown in the video.

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    sounds good to me, starting my own DIY hammock, and this seams to be easy enough

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    Looks like a good way to hang. I may use it on my next hammock.
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    I've made a number of those using climbing webbing like he does in this video.



    You do use a lot of fabric length but it's a comfortable and easy rig to make.
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    This is a great idea and it def keeps the whoopies from slipping. I whipped the fabric below knot just to lock things down.

    Now to get my rommmate to try it.
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