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    Member UrbanWild's Avatar
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    Warbonnet web suspension

    I used my WBBB for the first time this weekend. I decided to try the webbing suspension that came with it, then if I didn't like it, I had some ENO slap straps pro in reserve.

    The ENOs are going back! The webbing that came with the BB is absolutely fine. I experienced little to no stretch. And the small 1100 lb.-rated carabiners they supply are absolutely fine, too. I had full confidence in the stability and holding power.

    You can fine-tune your adjustments very easily with this suspension system. So anyone wondering about it--there you go!
    "YOU KIDS GET OUTSIDE AND AIR YOUR PANTS!"--MOM

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    Senior Member Latch's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by UrbanWild View Post
    I used my WBBB for the first time this weekend. I decided to try the webbing suspension that came with it, then if I didn't like it, I had some ENO slap straps pro in reserve.

    The ENOs are going back! The webbing that came with the BB is absolutely fine. I experienced little to no stretch. And the small 1100 lb.-rated carabiners they supply are absolutely fine, too. I had full confidence in the stability and holding power.

    You can fine-tune your adjustments very easily with this suspension system. So anyone wondering about it--there you go!
    I agree. Not sure why everyone switches to whoopie slings?? I hope I can make it to a "Hang" this winter so I can see a set-up with whoopies to see what all the hype is about.

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    I also agree. I love the WBBB strap setup. The only reason I switched to whoopies and straps is because I often hang in trees that have sap on them, and I like to have a suspension that detaches and can be stored separately. Can't handle sap on the hammock.

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    Slap straps are nylon and they stretch a fair bit. Even if the WB suspension didn't work out, you are better off returning them regardless.
    Don't let life get in the way of living.

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    I hiked with a girl this summer who had this system.
    It took her less than me to set up my Hennesey with whoopies.

    So much so, I thought I would trade for a WBB.
    But I am going to go with the Darien UL by Papa Smurf.

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    Much of it is preference.
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    In physical terms, I move through them;
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    Senior Member peripatew's Avatar
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    I just got my BB this past week, and MAN, the suspension seems 1000 times better than the stock Hennessy system. My son has a HH Cub that I'm going to upgrade the suspension on. I was just about to make a similar post about why people go for whoopie slings over the webbing system.

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    I've tried whoopies and also the Single Ring Suspension with Amsteel. I went back to the web and buckles I bought from Warbonnet. So much easier and the web and buckle setup is only 1 measly ounce heavier than whoopies with tree straps. I bundle up my hammock and then put the webbing into a separate pocket that I attached to the outside of my hammock bag.

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    Quote Originally Posted by weaver2469 View Post
    The only reason I switched to whoopies and straps is because I often hang in trees that have sap on them, and I like to have a suspension that detaches and can be stored separately. Can't handle sap on the hammock.
    The trees we used were loaded with sap, but amazingly I didn't get any on my straps. I brought ziplock bags to shove them into afterwards in case I did though.
    "YOU KIDS GET OUTSIDE AND AIR YOUR PANTS!"--MOM

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    Quote Originally Posted by weaver2469 View Post
    I also agree. I love the WBBB strap setup. The only reason I switched to whoopies and straps is because I often hang in trees that have sap on them, and I like to have a suspension that detaches and can be stored separately. Can't handle sap on the hammock.
    Can't you just remove the entire straps from the buckles and store separately to prevent sap from getting on the hammock?


    I too am back to webbing and descender rings - after going to whoopies, then back to webbing and rings, then back to whoopies, now back to webbing and rings

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    Senior Member taylo's Avatar
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    I unthread my straps from the buckles every time. I don't see why some folks make a deal about it. It takes a millisecond to rethread them.

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