First hang with Whoopies

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First hang with Whoopies

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Post by Crabby1313 » Mon Jul 24, 2017 11:00 am

Hey!
Did my first hang last week with my Hennessy.
Was fantastic, but I am still having a few issues with the Whoopies.
I am SURE I am doing something wrong, but I installed them via the Videos and they seem to be ok there.
Am having some issues getting them tight enough - Should I expect to get a little slippage when getting into the Hammock after tightening?



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Post by Scuba » Mon Jul 24, 2017 11:37 am

Make sure you milk them tight, and, if you made them yourself, is your constrictor long enough? I always go an extra inch just to be safe.
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Post by Crabby1313 » Mon Jul 24, 2017 2:58 pm

Bought them. I have some Amsteel to use for bear bag, but didn't make them myself.
I think I need to play with them more to insure I have them figured out.

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Post by Scuba » Mon Jul 24, 2017 3:07 pm

how long is the constrictor?
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Post by rhjanes » Mon Jul 24, 2017 4:55 pm

tight? Whoopies and UCR's are just a way to adjust to get the correct hang and angle. Adjust, then milk the bury. I usually toss on a slipper half hitch also (helps lock it, provides extra drip line). While standing, I then put downward pressure on my ridge line. Then slowly sit down (first time). Occasionally, I do feel it "give" a bit even with all of the above.

So I guess I'm confused by "tight enough"......
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Post by Crabby1313 » Tue Jul 25, 2017 8:52 am

So the "Give" is a normal thing? Trying to keep the 30 degrees and it seems to give some.
I think a lot of it is just gaining experience.....

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Post by rhjanes » Tue Jul 25, 2017 9:22 am

Try all the steps mentioned. Set it up. Milk the bury, twice even. Use the tail of the whoopie to do a half-hitch. Then, apply hand pressure to the ridge line or the hammock...push it down and hard. It might give some, but shouldn't much.
Occasionally, even with all those steps, I get in and feel it "give" a bit. but not much. I don't think it should lower you when it "gives" more than an inch.
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Post by Calait » Tue Jul 25, 2017 8:31 pm

Hate to change the subject, but where is a good place to get amsteel, looking for 1/8 inch, ripstop and dutchwae are not consistent with this cordage.
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Post by Flatliner » Fri Jul 28, 2017 7:18 am

Calait wrote:Hate to change the subject, but where is a good place to get amsteel, looking for 1/8 inch, ripstop and dutchwae are not consistent with this cordage.
Why 1/8? What is your application?


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Post by rhjanes » Fri Jul 28, 2017 8:32 am

We have a "West Marine" and they have a huge supply of different cordage. You might check a marine store near you (call first).
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Post by tangara » Fri Jul 28, 2017 9:16 am

Calait wrote:
Tue Jul 25, 2017 8:31 pm
Hate to change the subject, but where is a good place to get amsteel, looking for 1/8 inch, ripstop and dutchwae are not consistent with this cordage.
Try https://www.facebook.com/CastoTrading/
They're out of Georgia and they sell on ebay, too. They sometimes sell amsteel and their prices are good. I've bought a bunch of different types of cordage from them.

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Post by Calait » Mon Jul 31, 2017 7:43 pm

Flatliner wrote:
Fri Jul 28, 2017 7:18 am
Calait wrote:Hate to change the subject, but where is a good place to get amsteel, looking for 1/8 inch, ripstop and dutchwae are not consistent with this cordage.
Why 1/8? What is your application?


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First hang with Whoopies

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Post by Flatliner » Tue Aug 01, 2017 3:29 am

I do lots of splicing and have been hanging on 7/64 for going on 5 years without issue. I'm 6'4" 250 lbs [emoji41]

If anyone is interested the rating of 7/64 Amsteel is 1600 lbs:
http://www.samsonrope.com/Pages/Product ... ductID=872


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Post by Calait » Tue Aug 01, 2017 8:28 pm

Love the saying, "hike your own hike" and the podcast Hang your own hang. Thus far I am not the ounce Winnie group, later on, I may well become an ounce Winnie and change to 7/64 or less. Now I am making adjustments to my gear and thinking of making my own stuff. I will try to make some videos of my work. as I do them.
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Post by Flatliner » Wed Aug 02, 2017 1:49 pm

All good, I use 7/64 because I have an 800 ft spool of it. I just wanted to point out that if 7/64 is easier to find, which I think was implied at the beginning, it is totally adequate for all but the very largest hangers.


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