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  1. #21
    Teegs's Avatar
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    You guys with 5' straps are lucky. Round here, it's pretty much 15' min depending on where you're going.

  2. #22
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    I have used both and for ease of use the WB Webbing Suspension is much easier and faster to set up. Whoopies are nice for the gram weeniers but its not the fastest set up. That is just my experiance.

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    I camp with Chuck Norris. Hammock levitates from fear of the earth he stands on.
    Also, straps or any type of cordage is a good way to get whipped or hung by Chuck.

  4. #24
    I like whoopies for the quick adjustment at the park. I like the strap & buckle system that WBBB uses just as much. Either way, you're going to need some long straps for some of the trees around here.

    When I first took my kids to the park, I had to double up on my straps to get around one tree. They also got covered in pitch. I ordered a few 16' to 20' from Arrowhead and now I carry one long one and one short one (short being 12'), which gets me by.

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    I have used both the whoopies and straps, and as many elude, they are just choices. For myself, I like the whoopies (I like saying whoopie too!) and a minimum of an 6 foot tree straps, though on longer hikes I'll bring a set of 10 foot straps, as the trees do get huge in the back woods in the Pacific Northwest. I also bring a set of 6 foot 1/4" am steel with looped locked brummels on each end as tree strap extenders. (They make great extra cordage for side pullouts and other needs as well.)
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    Here's a THREAD and here's a pic:


    This was my "A-Ha!" moment. I've been wrestling with this since I started hanging as I regularly deal with giant oaks and have hung many nights from giant coastal redwoods. With this as a fallback plan I've never had to do anything bigger than 7ft straps and 7ft whoopies. Picture a marlin spike where the pic shows a buckle.... done deal.

    If it's not obvious I like whoopies better. If the straps get damp I just leave em in an outer pocket to dry out. FWIW I've never left components behind, and that's not meant to sound rude, just sayin...
    -Bill

    "...the wolf shows up. Then the entire flock tries desperately to hide behind one lonely sheepdog."
    -LTC D. Grossman

  7. #27
    when backpacking I use whoopies

    when car camping or at home I use the webbing suspension

  8. #28
    Here's an example of a couple of trees from the Hoh Rain Forrest. You'd need at least a 20' strap for each:
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  9. #29
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    For me backpacking in the Sierras I use 5' webbings with 6' of Whoopies. Never have any problems yet. Whoopies and dutch hook for me all the way.

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    I've been using webbing w/ double rings or cinch buckles for a while and just recently bought a WL Lite Owl that came equipped with Whoopies.

    I loved the cinch buckle system for simplicity and might replace the whoopies witht that.

    One downside to whoopies is that any weight on the constriction part of the sling keeps you from adjusting. Even the weight of the hammock itself keeps you from being able to adjust the sling. It's no big deal--you have to tuck the hammock up under your arm to take the weight off the sling to adjust it, but it's a little more involved than simply pulling the webbing tight with cinch buckles.

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