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    Noob suspension question

    I have the wbbb xlc with the webbing straps and buckle what is the advantage of the whoopie sling?

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    In terms of easy set up, there is no advantage. Whoopies are slightly lighter and pack down somewhat smaller. Plus, as Shug says, its fun to say "whoopie sling". I actually think the warbonnet strap system is the easiest and most idiot proof setup out there. I switched to whoopies because I was hanging where there were a lot of sappy trees, and I like to be able to store my tree saps in a separate ziplock bag so sap doesn't get everywhere. If not for that, I probably would have just kept the stock system.

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    Noob suspension question

    Whoopies are less bulkier and lighter

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    They are also fun to make and add an element of custom to your set-up ie color, length, etc......2 cents.
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    Ok i figured it was a weight thing. Warbonnet system is pretty easy thats for sure. I haven't ran into tree sap yet but thats a pretty good point.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MadRacDad View Post
    They are also fun to make and add an element of custom to your set-up ie color, length, etc......2 cents.

    I was actually thinking that may be a good first diy project for me.

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    It is a fun project, but its extremely addicting (just like everything else with this hobby). I have Whoopies, but I have seen and laid in a bb, and will be buying one for Xmas this year. I will be using the strap setup as it is the simplest system around...
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    It's also really cool to look at your suspension while in your hammock and marvel at how such thin cordage can hold you up.
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