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    Well, you've heard a lot; I can only add that Whoopie slings are lighter, easier to adjust, will interfere less with the tarp ridgeline, etc. They're pure refinement!

    I just got a Warbonnet Black Bird that had the straps, buckles and large metal caribieners...that rig seems to weigh a ton and was really bulky.

    Whoopie slings feel like you woke up one morning to discover you lost 10 lbs over night while sleeping

    Gideon

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    Have a look at the single ring suspension method, it has similar characteristics to a whoopie but with a much shorter min distance between hang points as there is no bury, plus very easy to make. I can't link to it just now as I'm on my phone but I'll try to remember when I get on my laptop.

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    Quote Originally Posted by craige View Post
    Have a look at the single ring suspension method, it has similar characteristics to a whoopie but with a much shorter min distance between hang points as there is no bury, plus very easy to make. I can't link to it just now as I'm on my phone but I'll try to remember when I get on my laptop.
    That Bonepile... He's come up with something useful. Here's that link:
    http://www.hammockforums.net/forum/s...ad.php?t=62266
    - Loki,

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    while cares will drop away from you like the leaves of Autumn."
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    Cheers Loki, was ju st getting round to that now!

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    A few minutes ago I just finished a dynaglide suspension system based on a Gredemeer design that brings to whole suspension to 2.1 oz (59 grams). This included my tree straps. Should I decide to change them from 6 ft to 5 ft whoopies I'll save another 4 grams. Not tonight...my thumbs are sore! The suspension includes whoopie hooks and a quilt hook to replace the S-Biner that comes from Hammock Gear.

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    Thanks to all that commented--Some very good ideas, tips, and observations for me to work with!

    When I bought my WBBB 1.1 I ordered the strap system. When I got it, I didn't like it, so I ordered some Slap Staps because I liked the adjustable loops. I'm not all that worried about the extra weight as I am not a gram weenie.

    Fortunately I have not used the Slap Straps yet (in fact haven't even received them yet)--after reading the comments about them stretching, I will return them and get the Atlas straps!

    My friend Alan (PHARROAH) just got slings for his Hennessey, and we're supposed to do a hang next weekend, so I will get to see them in use and make a final decision. I will probably use the straps that came on the bird for that trip--just so I can make a good comparison.
    "YOU KIDS GET OUTSIDE AND AIR YOUR PANTS!"--MOM

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    I agree with tinny from minibull designs that the effect of using whoopie slings around the tree is minimal at best in hurting the bark. I wouldn't use them however as i see much more wear and abrasion on the whoopie and thats why i use straps..

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