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    Unsolicited critique

    Take my $.02 for what it's worth, but I wish you had a little bit more educational info on your site. As a semi-noob with only a half-dozen nights in my Hennessy, I know I don't like the stock suspension. I've already received my whoopie hook setup from you but would have appreciated a little article that goes over the pros and cons of the different types of suspensions you offer. The myriad choices are confusing and it forces a noob to go elsewhere for information; some of those potential customers may end up making purchases elsewhere.

    That said, I've already placed my second order and will make my third soon.

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    It's all a bit overwhelming, especially for a noob, but if a veteran stays away for more than a weekend, they may be left behind by further advances. That's a great problem to have! I came to HF's just before the whoopie landed. Talk about a whirlwind of excitement and innovation, growing day by day.

    It sounds like you have accepted the situation and are acclimating marvelously

    It takes investing some time, especially in the suspension sub-forum, and I can't think of a better one-stop-resource than the book, "The Ultimate Hang."
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    Interesting. I was just looking at Dutchware's UCR Suspension kit with whoopie hooks and was wishing there was a video demonstrating the setup. I finally figured it out, but I've noticed there are a lot more videos on whoopie slings than UCR suspensions.

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    UCRs are still the new comer in the game... the only video i have seen that actually breaks it down is the one on how to make them... but i think alot of the reason there isn't more videos specific to it, is that they work just like a whoopie sling, just with a fixed eye on the end where there is usually a big adjustable loop...
    Live, Laugh, Love, if that doesn't work. Load, Aim and Fire, repeat as necessary...

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    About 20 minutes ago I finished my first set of DYI whooopies and added the Whoopie Hooks to them. I found this diagram to be very good at explaining the concept behind the Whoopie Hooks.

    http://theultimatehang.com/2012/04/the-whoopie-hook/

    Hopefully it helps you as much as it did for me.
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    As I was reading this my son walked in from the mailbox and loudly declared "DUTCHWARE!"

    YESSSS!

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    And yes, I have read the Ultimate Hang a couple of time. My 10 year old son has read it too.

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    I totally agree with you and I do have a good bit of vids that I just didn't get on the site yet. It has only been on for a week and I have a lot to add of content. I will never be done. We will be producing new vids to better explian each suspension. However I don't think you will be a noob very long.
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    My experience with HammockForums has been: 1) spend a night in the Hammock 2) learn of a new issue I have with comfort, convienience ect. 3) find a solution to that specific issue on the forums 4) repeat.

    The educational info here is akin to a self-service buffet. It is all here if you know what you need. The more you hang, the more you'll know. My $0.02

    Good luck

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