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    Thanks for helping it all make sense, Grizz. Lightbulb on now

    The sharing of info is so great on this forum! It's like.....

    Hammock Magic!

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    Quote Originally Posted by angrysparrow View Post
    Go back and read the whoopie suspension thread. That has already been done.
    ...and wasn't worth the effort, IME. Friction hitches work well enough.
    - Frawg

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    Thanks for another great video! I cracked up, and almost spit a malty beverage on my computer, when I saw the Python intro.
    "Never tell people how to do things. Tell them what to do and they will surprise you with their ingenuity." Gen. George S. Patton

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    Grizz, I just watched the new video and I have to say thank you! Eventhough I've read over the tutorial in theWhoopie Sling suspension thread a couple times, I have to admit it continued to perplex me quite a bit. Your video puts explains it all and puts it in perspective. Many thanks to you for doing this!

    SloBro, thanks for getting us started and getting my interest, it's much appreciated.
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    Another great video! My favorite suspension system .........till the next great idea

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    Quote Originally Posted by hangnout View Post
    Another great video! My favorite suspension system .........till the next great idea
    yep I must say that I too am hooked on the whoopie sling and just splicing in general. I made 4 slings last night and I think I spliced 8 loops in the various lines I ran in two hammocks! Somebody stop me!

    SC

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    Quote Originally Posted by GrizzlyAdams View Post
    My 1.7 oz blackbird has a UCR at one end and a whoopie sling at the other, both vectrus. I think I'll leave it that way for a while to continue to get some experience with both.
    Grizz, Another GREAT video. I like your idea of using both systems on one hammock to compare to each other.

    Quote Originally Posted by ghandrick View Post
    I'm curious: for those folks who have tried out the whoopee slings, how's the ease of use factor compared to the strap & ring suspension?
    I'm using a UCR, and agree with others that the straps & rings are easier. I prefer UCR because it is more lightweight and I can separate the suspension from the hammock easier.
    "Every minute outside ... is a good minute!" -> Calvin & Hobbes, 8/1/1993

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    Once again, nice video Grizz. This would have answered all the questions I had a few days ago if I had found it then...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Merganser View Post
    Once again, nice video Grizz. This would have answered all the questions I had a few days ago if I had found it then...
    Thanks Merganser. But you know, the mistakes you make yourself are the ones you really learn from.

    this at least is the rationale that has gotten me through the antics of 3 children who've passed (in one case, passing still) through the teens, with a 4th on deck. So long as they don't do serious damage to themselves or anyone else while they're learning those lessons.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gailainne View Post
    ...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 ?...
    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.
    I converted another hammock to UCR's tonight, using new vectrus. To my surprise, the UCR just Would Not Hold, too slippery when new perhaps. I put in the stopper slippery half-hitch at the top of the UCR, no difference.

    Well dang.

    I remembered the discussion above though, and got up some thin shock cord. Prussiked onto the suspension line, tied to the loops I (thankfully!) put in at the bottoms of the UCR, and presto, the UCRs hold. Now there's just not that much tension on those bits of shock cord, but it does the job. Ain't slipping now.

    Grizz

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