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    Quote Originally Posted by scbron View Post
    Thank you,

    the video was incredible and I really appreciate the depth of experience that you are all so willing to share.
    I agree. It's so nice to have such a place where I can get my questions answered quickly. I'm anxiously awaiting my amsteel to make my first set of whoopie slings!

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    Does anyone who uses the slings use clark drip rings? I'm wondering what effect the rope passing through the drip ring and around would have on its strength and if it would de-rate the load bearing capability?

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    Quote Originally Posted by NickJ View Post
    Does anyone who uses the slings use clark drip rings? I'm wondering what effect the rope passing through the drip ring and around would have on its strength and if it would de-rate the load bearing capability?
    I simply bring the tail of the adjustable loop back to the loop, through the loop, wrap the once and back through the loop. Provides the same function is the ring. Nothing extra, no hardware.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NickJ View Post
    Does anyone who uses the slings use clark drip rings? I'm wondering what effect the rope passing through the drip ring and around would have on its strength and if it would de-rate the load bearing capability?
    Quote Originally Posted by TeeDee View Post
    I simply bring the tail of the adjustable loop back to the loop, through the loop, wrap the once and back through the loop. Provides the same function is the ring. Nothing extra, no hardware.
    Not sure what you guys are describing. Any pics?
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    Quote Originally Posted by TeeDee View Post
    I simply bring the tail of the adjustable loop back to the loop, through the loop, wrap the once and back through the loop. Provides the same function is the ring. Nothing extra, no hardware.
    not sure I'm with you there, teedee. Do you mean keep the ring off the sling under tension, and put on the spare end, then wrap that end around the tensioned section just under the tarp to get the drop ring to work? ie that the ring touches the tensioned sling part?

    or do you mean go ahead in the normal way and place the ring on the line under tension when youre in the hammock as you do with the clark rope?

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    Quote Originally Posted by NickJ View Post
    not sure I'm with you there, teedee. Do you mean keep the ring off the sling under tension, and put on the spare end, then wrap that end around the tensioned section just under the tarp to get the drop ring to work? ie that the ring touches the tensioned sling part?

    or do you mean go ahead in the normal way and place the ring on the line under tension when youre in the hammock as you do with the clark rope?
    I made up a dummy Whoopie Sling using some 1.75 mm Lash-It to illustrate my description. My digital camera is the scanner on our computer.

    First the dummy Whoopie Sling:


    Whoopie sling with adjustable tail brought back to adjustable loop and through it:


    Then with tail wrapped and back through adjustable loop:


    At this point the wrap is pulled tight to make a dam on the adjustable loop and prevent water getting past.

    Also, the end should be pointing down towards the ground so that gravity can do it's thing.
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    Gotcha' TeeDee. Thanks for the pics.
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    That's great TeeDee. Thanks for the explanation, and your time for the images.

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    I just finished making my own Whoopie slings and I must say I'm very impressed. I was very easy. I set up my hammock in a couple of different places throughout the weekend. We had mother's day at a park so I thought i would set it up in under the pavilion. I sat it in and fell to the cement pad below. I was freaked out, but knew it couldn't have been my amsteel 7/64" that broke. It turned out to be my really crappy diy straps. I guess I need a lesson on diy straps. I searched the forum and found the seatbelt straps work best. But I wasn't sure how to sew it to make the loop. I found that if you sew it with a box and and X in the middle of it that works the best. So I ordered some seatbelt webbing from AHE, thanks Paul, and can't wait to get it hooked up.

    My question is this: What the best way to sew that? I've noticed in some pics that the very end of the cut strap looks like it's burned to keep it from fraying. What's the best way to do that?

    Any ideas?
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    Singe the frayed end with the flame from a lighter, but no too much. You don't wanna set fire to it. It wants to look just sealed -after you have done one, you will see.

    If you tap the melted plastic with the metal bit on the lighter, you can shape it and won't burn your fingers.

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