Switchback & Whoopie Slings
We have been getting a lot of questions about how to rig the Switchback with the WS. Due to it being a channel end hammock, there are several options here.
1. Run the sling through the channel twice, passing it through the dead-eye each time. Running it through twice give the material double the support area.
2. Splice the dead-eye through the channel, again passing the bitter end through the channel twice before splicing the dead-eye.
3. Run a piece of light line with a small loop on one end through the channel. Pass the bitter end through the loop and cinch the material into a tight ball. Fold the ball over on itself and wrap and tie off securely. Attach the WS behind the ball as above, with two wraps going through the dead-eye each time.
We recommend either #1 or #2 for a few reasons. This allows the material to be gathered correctly and very securely . It is also a better looking attachment.
If you are confident in your knot skills and don't mind the look of the "ball", then by all means #3 is fine also.
As always, test your suspension at home before you hit the trail
Whoopie Slings compliments of Angrysparrow. Thank you again.
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As soon as I am confident in my splicing ability, we will be offering the Whoopie Slings as a suspension option.
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