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  1. #41
    Callahan's Avatar
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    Dec 2010
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    BC, Canada
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    WB Ridgerunner, dbl 1.0 BB, Bias WW
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    HG Custom 4S
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    WB Lynx, HG, MB
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    DIY Whoopies
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    Big believer in dynaglide whoopies, carbon toggles and DIY straps for my BIAS WW. For my Ridgerunner, I've decided to stick to the WB straps and Buckles, substituting the triangle connector with a Dutch Biner (Dudorino mod) so that I can easily remove the straps if sappy and store in a separate stuff sack, or I need to install/remove the Sprindrift.

    Cheers!

  2. #42
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    Granite Falls,Wa
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    Yes i understand the appeal of whoopies. However, when you hang where the 3 foot long straps only reach 1/8th the diameter of the tree ultimately the whooopie will be cutting into the tree.

    So my vote goes to tri buckles and webbing. It's simple, infinitely adjustable. A few extra oz are worth carrying to hang on any tree....well except for the one that both 10 foot straps and hammock body will not reach around.

  3. #43
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    Jul 2009
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    Preferably in trees.
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    Yesterday, I was hanging and had the cord on my hammock fail. So I spliced it back together, got back in, only to have the other side fail. I realized I needed a new suspension. I went today to a marine supplier and picked up some dynaglide. I made myself my first whoopies ever -- the first one took me about an hour, the second one took about 5 minutes I don't have a place to hang indoors, so I found the nearest trees outside. I am in shock at how easy it was to adjust the hammock. This is just great. I'm looking forward to some sun tomorrow so I can get some snow-hiking in and hang out in the cold weather

  4. #44
    Senior Member ibgary's Avatar
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    Aug 2012
    Location
    Colorado
    Hammock
    Dangerbird, (custom) thanks Papa
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    10x10 DIY
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    DIY insultex.
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    Woopie, UCR
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    467
    I have gone from ropes and knots to woopies and now I'm using the UCR with a safety pin. It's as simple as a woopie, but with the same amount of material I can reach twice as far.
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  5. #45
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    Dec 2012
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    Mt. Airy
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    down UQ
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    Whoopies
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    I love my Whoopies for the adjustability that I have.

  6. #46
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    Sep 2010
    Location
    Milford, Va.
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    1.1 dbl ge double strech-side
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    Tadpole/ Superfly
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    Whoopie,D Buckle
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    Quote Originally Posted by breyman View Post
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    6-8' tree straps (depending on the size of the trees in the areas I'm going to) with 6' inverted whoopie slings with a whoopie hook on the end to attach to a continuous loop on the end of the hammock.

    Not quite as fast as some others, but it's very light, easy, modular and easy to adjust.
    This is ALMOST what I use. I have the continious loops on my hammock, with the whoopie hook on the loop, and Dutch Buckles on the straps to attach the whoopies. If I get to some close trees, that aren't to big around, I skip the whoopies and hook the loops on the Dutch Buckles......RR
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  7. #47
    Prefers life at 12 MPH. FLRider's Avatar
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    Jun 2011
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    Gainesville, FL
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    DIY Gathered End
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    DIY Modular Quilt
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    Whoopies/MSH
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hulk View Post
    Yes i understand the appeal of whoopies. However, when you hang where the 3 foot long straps only reach 1/8th the diameter of the tree ultimately the whooopie will be cutting into the tree.

    So my vote goes to tri buckles and webbing. It's simple, infinitely adjustable. A few extra oz are worth carrying to hang on any tree....well except for the one that both 10 foot straps and hammock body will not reach around.
    ...And this is why I carry 8' straps (down from the 15' I had on each side with my ring & strap suspension). I wanted to cut down on the amount of strapping I had to coil when I packed up in the morning (reducing possible failure points on my pack system).

    If I lived somewhere with smaller trees being common, I'd cut 'em down even more. However, FL longleaf pines (very common) are not noted for their daintiness. At least, not the ones that have been around long enough to clear out the underbrush from underneath 'em.
    "Just prepare what you can and enjoy the rest."
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  8. #48
    Senior Member jayf124's Avatar
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    Nov 2011
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    Utah
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    WBBB
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    ZPacks cuben
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    WB, JRB, or HG
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    Webbing
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    Simple guys here that likes simple things. I go with the adjustable webbing suspension on my WBBB and Traveler......Dutch clips on both.

    Jay

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