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    Senior Member Tendertoe's Avatar
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    Accommodating Short Hang Distances with Whoopie Slings

    Two methods to accommodate hang distances that are too short for whoopie slings

    One using a continuous loop at the ends of the hammock and bypassing the whoopie slings entirely.

    The other doubling your whoopie sling back on itself and girth hitching both the adjustable and fixed eyes on the hammock and putting the doubled over whoopie sling behind the MSH on the tree strap. This can be repeated multiple times, each time halving the length of the whoopie sling.

    With both methods, you lose the adjustability of the whoopie slings. However, you can move the MSH up and down the tree strap to change the length if needed.


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    Thank you so much...I'm tired of posters citing the "minimum" hang distance of the whoopie sling as a negative. Instead of trying to describe hanging off a continuous loop, I can just provide this link now.

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    Excellent video and excellent ways of modifying your hang..keep em coming!

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    Great video TenderToe! Your first example is what I was thinking of setting up for my bridge.

    Cheers

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    Quote Originally Posted by gmcttr View Post
    Thank you so much...I'm tired of posters citing the "minimum" hang distance of the whoopie sling as a negative. Instead of trying to describe hanging off a continuous loop, I can just provide this link now.
    Much easier then trying to explain through typing. I'll have to save this as well for future questions asked.

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    Good stuff, Tendertoe. Thanks for the technique.
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    I really wanna see this video, but at 1:29 it stops for me. I loaded it three times now with the same result. Bummer!

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    Interesting ideas to reduce the minimum hang distance for a whoopie sling suspension. However one has to be able to pitch their tarp between the same two trees as well. With 11' and 12' ridgeline lengths quite popular with tarps, anywhere I can properly hang my tarp, I can certainly hang my hammock.

    My DIY bridge hammock has a rather long distance between the apex of each suspension triangle. Something I've done is to get a couple of cinch buckles that I can switch out for my whoopie sling suspension and convert it to a webbing suspension with a slightly longer pair of tree straps.

    Cheers

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    Easily explained. Thank you for the video. This is a must for us "new to whoopie sling" people.

    Well done.
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