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    Would this drip ring setup work?

    Throwing this out there for review / comment - I picked up two 1.5" stainless steel rings today and put them onto my Hennessy Explorer / whoopie slings thinking they might work as drip rings. The whoopie sling is just wrapped once around the ring, so I can slide them along the whoopie, depending on what tarp I use, etc.

    Whatcha think


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    Can't see why it wouldn't work.
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    It would work, but why? Are the 'tails' of the whoopie not working for you?
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    Does anyone have a problem with drips running down their tarp ridgeline? This might be a good solution for those with continuous RL on their tarp?

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    Why not just try it out? Poor some water down your woopies and see what happens...

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    Quote Originally Posted by OldRagFreeze View Post
    It would work, but why? Are the 'tails' of the whoopie not working for you?
    Yes, this works. I haven't had this hammock in a bad rainstorm yet though, so I was thinking about adding those rings as a precaution. Over engineering I guess.

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    That arrangement definitely looks fully operable for intended function. But why not go cheaper and lighter and just use a bit of shoelace?
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    Here's what happened when I did a drip test in my basement. Looks like it's really the 'bend' in the rope that's causing the drip.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u2-y-...ature=youtu.be

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    Looks like it worked really well.
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    Try applying the water above where the tail comes out of the woopie sling.

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