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    Thanks, your videos alone are worth the cost of becoming a donating member.

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    OK! Now I get it! I didn't have enough focus to stay with the Whoopie Sling and constrictor threads since I'm more of a visual learner. Now I can get in the game. Finally! Thanks to Grizz and everyone who worked to make WS and constrictors work for hammocks.
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    Great as always, Grizz!
    Only wish that you have made them before i did my UCR's

    So much easier, when you can see what you are suppused to do!
    But then again, i probebly needed the brain exersice.

    Thanks!
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    I can't add on to what has already been said, but the video was so helpful I wanted to chime in with one more thumb up. Great job! I too enjoyed the ode to Monty beginning. Thanks for taking the time.

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    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 get the lighter weight, but since I'm not an ultra-light camper/hiker weight's not an issue for me. ...
    The one advantage I see of the ring and strap suspension, if weight is not an issue, is that you can adjust position even with the strap under tension. Not so easy with a constriction based suspension -- or even with a tautline hitch, for that matter.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ghandrick View Post
    Great video, Grizz!

    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 get the lighter weight, but since I'm not an ultra-light camper/hiker weight's not an issue for me.

    I just can't imagine that the whoopee sling + tree hugger + toggle combination is easier to use than a single strap + carabiner. (Maybe it's because I know my organizational abilities, and I think I'd have sling, straps, and toggles permanently tangled up.)

    Can people chime in with their thoughts on when a whoopee sling suspension is best or "most appropriate"?
    Just for the record, i use UCR and not the woopee sling!

    And i think gram weenies love the woopee sling/treehugger system.
    But i really think the Strap/Cinch buckle system is by far the easiest and fastest.

    I actually think im about to switch back to Strap/Cinch buckle system
    and take the weight penalty (100 gr).

    Just my 2 Cents.
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    Sounds like a good reason to me, Moski!

    FWIW, I tend to look for the absolute minimum that will work (e.g., lines and knots) and use that as a starting point. I'll then depart from that for specific reasons that I can keep track of. My reasons may be silly, but at least I can keep track of why I do what I do. That exercise is part of the fun to me. Something that matters to me one day may not matter so much later on.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Frawg View Post
    Sounds like a good reason to me, Moski!
    My reasons may be silly, but at least I can keep track of why I do what I do.
    I don't think it's silly, if you haven't tried them all,
    how would you know what suits you best?

    I think i will use my gained UCR knowledge somewhere,
    maybe not in the suspension.

    So i don't regret making them one bit.
    And i love to learn new things.
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    To say I was suffering from information overload would be the grossest of understatements.

    That is, until I found this series of vids. Finally, out of the wilderness! Thank you so much!

    Might I suggest these be cross posted on the Support Systems board, as well? A sticky with a link would be fine, too. Thanks again.
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    Now I can easily use the whoopie slings that Stormcrow and Thorwren made and gave me after that wonderful visual demo!!!!
    A nap in the hammock is on the agenda today...... z-z-z-z-z-z-z-z-
    Tremendous info Grizz.
    Mucho Obligato,
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