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    Quote Originally Posted by Knighthorse View Post
    I suppose this is my entry in the "mini-whoopie-sling" category. Weekend, slow night and just a teensy bit bored.
    Cute. Now make a hammock out of a silk handkerchief and you will have a sweet setup for a....
    hamster. BTW, What kind of line is that?
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    Honestly I have no idea. It was the string on a "corded" set of earplugs for hearing protection I use. I removed the cord because it bugged me and stuck it in my desk drawer.(somewhat of a pack-rat thing) It is hollow core braided like water-ski rope. Wonder if the earplug company has specs on the string. Its probably too thin for any real use.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Knighthorse View Post
    Honestly I have no idea. It was the string on a "corded" set of earplugs for hearing protection I use. I removed the cord because it bugged me and stuck it in my desk drawer.(somewhat of a pack-rat thing) It is hollow core braided like water-ski rope. Wonder if the earplug company has specs on the string. Its probably too thin for any real use.
    Well, Just curious.
    Anyway, Whoopies and other constrictors are kinda fun to make and play around with. Enjoy!
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    Taking my coffee out to the shed and making a couple of Whoopies for my BlackBird today........... looking forward to it.
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    Shug are you making them out of Dynaglide or amsteel? If you haven't tried the DG you should. They would support you just fine, you look to be about my size anyway. Its scart at first cause its so thin , after the initial shock your fine. Be sure to double wrap your hammock or put a paracord sheath on it if u decide to use DG.

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    I just happen to have some amsteel gray so they shall be amsteel......
    Fun.
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    ucr vs whoopie sling

    It seems like a ucr makes more sense because it uses less rope. I understand that it is more prone to slippage. Is that because all of the force is on a single line while only half the force goes to the bury on the whoopie.

    Also, how long a bury is required for a ucr to hold in 1/8" amsteel.

    And, how long a bury is required for a fixed eye in 1/8" amsteel.

    I did a search on the forum and couldnt find the answer. Thanks for everyone's help.

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    It is a wee bit more fiddely ........
    Try Grizz's videos: http://www.hammockforums.net/forum/s...ead.php?t=9996
    UCR and whoopie slings in there...
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    Quote Originally Posted by scbron View Post
    It seems like a ucr makes more sense because it uses less rope. I understand that it is more prone to slippage. Is that because all of the force is on a single line while only half the force goes to the bury on the whoopie.

    Also, how long a bury is required for a ucr to hold in 1/8" amsteel.
    For that you will probably have to experiment to find the length that holds. Maybe someone has made a UCR with 1/8" Amsteel and tell you. I did, but that was further back than my memory can hold.

    Quote Originally Posted by scbron View Post
    And, how long a bury is required for a fixed eye in 1/8" amsteel.
    According to the Samson splicing instructions, You need 3 fids for the bury and bury it in 3.5 fids. That comes to 8.25" and 9.6".

    Samson has the splicing instructions here. Look under the 12 strand splices for class 2 rope.
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    Thank you,

    the video was incredible and I really appreciate the depth of experience that you are all so willing to share.

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