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    Whoopie Sling Question

    Can I use a Whoopie sling to what I Have??? Like to have a multi use suspension? Like car camping to Hiking for weight. What type to go with?? ( If I can ? ) Here is a Pic of the end of My Hammock.




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    You can larkshead a whoopie sling onto those buckles when you want to use the sling instead of a strap.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HamMike View Post
    You can larkshead a whoopie sling onto those buckles when you want to use the sling instead of a strap.
    How would you do that? I am Very new at Hanging been once and Like the Idea of having two different ways. Thanks HamMike.

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    My reservation about larksheading a whoopie sling onto the buckle would be that the fixed eye of the whoopie sling will migrate to one of the corners and pull the buckle diagonal unless you use a prusik (same as what already on there) instead of a larkshead which will take up more space on tha buckle.

    It's not a big deal. It will hold but I think an easier way to have multiple suspensions would be to have a short continuous loop on the hammock and have a short continuous loop on the buckle. Attach the two with a Dutch biner. If you want to switch to whoopie slings then detach the buckle and atttach the fixed eye of the whoopie to the continuous loop that on the hammock via the Dutch biner.
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    Re: Whoopie Sling Question

    Here are some shots. First strap and buckle then whoopie larksheaded onto buckle with trail stick toggle to strap.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HamMike View Post
    Here are some shots. First strap and buckle then whoopie larksheaded onto buckle with trail stick toggle to strap.
    Thanks Helps to see the Pic's !! Thank You for Your time My Friend!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bubba View Post
    My reservation about larksheading a whoopie sling onto the buckle would be that the fixed eye of the whoopie sling will migrate to one of the corners and pull the buckle diagonal unless you use a prusik (same as what already on there) instead of a larkshead which will take up more space on tha buckle.

    It's not a big deal. It will hold but I think an easier way to have multiple suspensions would be to have a short continuous loop on the hammock and have a short continuous loop on the buckle. Attach the two with a Dutch biner. If you want to switch to whoopie slings then detach the buckle and atttach the fixed eye of the whoopie to the continuous loop that on the hammock via the Dutch biner.
    that would be a very handy way to go back and forth. you could put a dutch whoopie hook on each of those for a good secure connection as well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HamMike View Post
    that would be a very handy way to go back and forth. you could put a dutch whoopie hook on each of those for a good secure connection as well.
    Youi're rightn that would be even more handy. I've larksheaded a whoopie on my WB buckles as you showed and the whoopie did not move as well. Because the one in the OP is rectangular I find it tilts a bit and may cause the whoopie sling's to shift. I don't know for sure. I'm going to have to try it.
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