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    Thanks Grizz...this is exactly what I needed to make sense of everything whoopie.


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    Excellent video, Grizz, I wasn't aware that the UCR constrictor was loose at the unloaded end, although it makes sense, while I was watching the vid of you using your shoes as a weight, a thought came to me that; wouldn't a small loop of bungee set as a prussic on the main line, attached to the tail and tensioned, load the constrictor more uniformly and give better grip ?

    It would be a small weight penalty, surely less than the additional rope a whoopie would add ?

    Cheers

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gailainne View Post
    Excellent video, Grizz, I wasn't aware that the UCR constrictor was loose at the unloaded end, although it makes sense, while I was watching the vid of you using your shoes as a weight, a thought came to me that; wouldn't a small loop of bungee set as a prussic on the main line, attached to the tail and tensioned, load the constrictor more uniformly and give better grip ?

    It would be a small weight penalty, surely less than the additional rope a whoopie would add ?

    Cheers

    Stephen
    funny, I'd been thinking something similar this morning, to use really lightweight cord prusiked on with a clip or something. Pull the prusik to tigthen. bungy cord or shock cord is better though because it doesn't threaten to "short circuit" the suspension line that way.

    I'm just gonna have to try it this weekend when I'm out on the trail!

    thanks for the idea

    Grizz

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    Grizz,

    Kudos on the video! Thanks for sharing your insights and the clean presentations of "how-to" and "in-use" visuals. Truly a nice addition to our collective knowledge.
    -SlowBro
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    Quote Originally Posted by GrizzlyAdams View Post
    funny, I'd been thinking something similar this morning, to use really lightweight cord prusiked on with a clip or something. Pull the prusik to tigthen. bungy cord or shock cord is better though because it doesn't threaten to "short circuit" the suspension line that way.

    I'm just gonna have to try it this weekend when I'm out on the trail!

    thanks for the idea

    Grizz
    Nice idea! I've got some of those Scunci ponytail elastic thingies, mentioned in a tarp thread, that might serve the purpose. Need to see how well they grip the AmSteel.

    Update: Just did a quick indoor test and it looks really promising:


    This is the loose end of the constrictor (grey). The blue stuff is the static section.

    The Scunci held surprisingly well on the AmSteel, and the loose end of the constrictor felt quite secure.
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    Wow. I'd like to echo my thanks to Grizz for a clear treatment on a topic that I hadn't quite had a chance to wrap my brain around. Add this to my list of future projects!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Frawg View Post
    Nice idea! I've got some of those Scunci ponytail elastic thingies, mentioned in a tarp thread, that might serve the purpose. Need to see how well they grip the AmSteel.

    Update: Just did a quick indoor test and it looks really promising:


    This is the loose end of the constrictor (grey). The blue stuff is the static section.

    The Scunci held surprisingly well on the AmSteel, and the loose end of the constrictor felt quite secure.
    what an awesome idea. great work!

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    hey all,

    I appreciate the compliments on the video!

    But even more I appreciate that some of you can now make sense of UCR and whoopie slings. Enabling folks to see how intuitive and easy these techniques are is exactly why I did it.

    that and to have an excuse to not mow the lawn...<grin>

    Grizz

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    Fantastic!! So who is going to be the first to make whoopie slings out of braided masons line for ridge lines and guy outs???

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    Go back and read the whoopie suspension thread. That has already been done.
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