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    A double (or in some cases, triple) overhand knot is used in the fisherman's bend to form prusic loops. It would seem that it would serve well in this application.
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    Here's how I replaced a toggle with one of these as a pseudo-'biner:
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    Nice! Thanks for all the pictures. I will have to make and test a few once my Amsteel line gets here.

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    I'm tempted to ask how these slipped under the radar, but obviously, a few were paying attention the first time around. Very cool.
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    Quote Originally Posted by oldgringo View Post
    I'm tempted to ask how these slipped under the radar, but obviously, a few were paying attention the first time around. Very cool.
    I think I know.........this thread started at about the same time as the first whoopie sling discussions. Slowbro's tutorial came a couple of weeks later and whoopie slings have been the hot topic since then. I've been using loop shackles, and often wondered why where wasn't more discussion.

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    Dunno about others, Dave, but I missed it because we hadn't yet pounced on UCRs & whoopie slings nor was I tuned into AmSteel. My attention at the time was on straps and descender rings. I'm glad this resurfaced.

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    Just finding this thread too. So what is the recommended knot, just an overhand knot? Nothing fancier?


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    Patrick, I think that's yet tbd.

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    Quote Originally Posted by oldgringo View Post
    I'm tempted to ask how these slipped under the radar, but obviously, a few were paying attention the first time around. Very cool.
    Quote Originally Posted by Ken View Post
    I think I know.........this thread started at about the same time as the first whoopie sling discussions. Slowbro's tutorial came a couple of weeks later and whoopie slings have been the hot topic since then. I've been using loop shackles, and often wondered why where wasn't more discussion.

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    I chalk it up to marketing. Needs something exciting like "Whoopie" in the name. I had described whoopies on the Yahoo Hammock Group forum a couple of years ago (without the name), and nobody noticed.

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    Wow. I too can't believe I missed this. I liked how the sailing industry was moving towards "software" solutions for shackles and such but never thought to apply it here. Way to go Nacra.

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