View Poll Results: Fixed eye diameter size on a whoopie sling?

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  • 1"

    14 21.21%
  • 1.5"

    8 12.12%
  • 2"

    32 48.48%
  • 2.5"

    5 7.58%
  • 3"

    7 10.61%
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    Whoopie Sling Poll

    We are looking to find out what HF members think is a good size for the fixed eye - locked bremmel on a whoopie sling is. Our current standard is "a bit bigger than my thumb" or about 1 1/2 inches when flattened out (that would be about a 1" inside diameter if it where a circle, dont throw math at me please, it does not have to involve pi, well unless it is cherry, love that) . I have seen some around 3" I was thinking 2 1/2 would be suitable to get the end over, say a Dutch Buckle for example. So what do you think:

    (oh, this would go for the fixed eye on size on a UCR as well.)
    Last edited by Eagle Eye; 02-21-2013 at 10:35. Reason: wording

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    I voted 1.5" because I just loop the fixed end through my hammock channel. I think others may need a larger loop for other attachment types. I suppose a larger loop doesn't hurt, but a smaller one may?

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    Did someone mention pi? I'm hungry.

    I generally make mine around 2" (flattened)
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    Whoopie Sling Poll

    It depends upon whether or not you intend to larks-head the fixed loop onto the whipped end of a hammock, or you are running the whoopie through an end channel & only threading the tag end through the fixed eye.

    In the latter case, as well as using a Dutch Whoopie Hook, you need only a tiny eye. If I larks-head onto the hammock, I make mine about 4" long.
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    So you are larks heading the fixed eye end only? Can you show me a picture sometime? The reason I asked is because there is always 6" at the end of the main bury in a whoopie sling because of the bury from the fixed eye, that is why I always assumed there would not be a need to make the eye that big for a larks head to a hammock. But I have been wrong so many times that one more would not hurt that much.

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    I voted "1 because I only need it to loop through itself to whip the ends of my hammock. I use the marlin spike hitch to attach whoopies to tree huggers. I'm sure that wouldn't work out though if you're using a dutch buckle or some other hardware design.

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    I don't have a lot of extra dyneema cord, so I just go with 1" and use the same thing to larks head around my hammock or to use a whoopie hook.
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    I voted 2 inches, but that is simply because I make all of my fixed eyes 2 inches.

    I know, I know. I'd make a horrible gram weenie using 2 inches when half an inch is all that is needed, but I'm lazy and those small loops are hard on my fat fingers.
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