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    Adding tree huggers?

    Having trouble viewing these, I think it's the YouTube app keeps pausing over and over. I'll try the normal site.

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    Adding tree huggers?

    Normal site worked perfect, weird. So that little whoopie sling will hold my 220lb booty eh? And how do you get the right whoopiesling for your hammock? Is it designed to keep the ridgeline taught all on its own or is there some adjustment I have to do? Once the ridgeline is taught I just stake down the tarp over it and I'm good? I ask cause I'm in Germany and I can't view some of Shugs videos from here.

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    Re: Adding tree huggers?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dutch253 View Post
    Normal site worked perfect, weird. So that little whoopie sling will hold my 220lb booty eh? And how do you get the right whoopiesling for your hammock? Is it designed to keep the ridgeline taught all on its own or is there some adjustment I have to do? Once the ridgeline is taught I just stake down the tarp over it and I'm good? I ask cause I'm in Germany and I can't view some of Shugs videos from here.
    Yeah it will. Any whoopie sling you buy will be more or less the same.

    There is no structural ridgeline in the dd hammock unless you install one yourself (will involve poking a small hole in the bug net at each end I think) but the ridgeline is kept taught by the angle you have the suspension because a ridgeline is usually attached to the whoopies or continuous loop at the ends.

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    Adding tree huggers?

    Quote Originally Posted by craige View Post
    Yeah it will. Any whoopie sling you buy will be more or less the same.

    There is no structural ridgeline in the dd hammock unless you install one yourself (will involve poking a small hole in the bug net at each end I think) but the ridgeline is kept taught by the angle you have the suspension because a ridgeline is usually attached to the whoopies or continuous loop at the ends.
    Got it. So the whoopiesling just makes hanging the hammock easier. I would still have to worry about suspending the tarp (not such a pain, I think).

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    Quote Originally Posted by craige View Post
    The dd suspension uses lighter weight (and width) webbing... not exactly sure what width or material it is made from but lots of people like to change it.
    It's horrible stuff, ends up half it's thickness after a few uses, stretches a LOT.
    Replace it with less stretchy stuff, whoopie slings and webbing as tree huggers (I got tie down straps for $5 and use marlin spike to join with whoopies).

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    Adding tree huggers?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jmuzz View Post
    It's horrible stuff, ends up half it's thickness after a few uses, stretches a LOT.
    Replace it with less stretchy stuff, whoopie slings and webbing as tree huggers (I got tie down straps for $5 and use marlin spike to join with whoopies).
    I ddhammocks site they have a kit with whoopieslings, carabiners and tree huggers all together. I was thinking about getting that.

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    Dutch's whoopie hooks rock just found a place in my house where I will return to often I use the 6 ft tree straps.
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    Perhaps amsteel with loop on each end to wrap the tree, carabiner thru loops, and rappel rings for web hammock lines. real simple
    I use amsteel line for tarp with loop on one end, small carabiner to wrap around tree and clip to tarp, similar other end only with prussic knot and carabiner to take up slack.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1iJTjful66M for rappel rings
    http://www.arrowhead-equipment.com/tarps.html look about halfway down page for Tarp Ridge Line "Simple Single" - Carabiner
    I made my tarp line similar to that shown in the diagram, pretty easy to do.
    Last edited by Leeward419; 05-01-2013 at 18:14.

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