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Whoopie Sling Mistake
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Chris Muthig
(cmuthig) - M

Locale: Georgia
Whoopie Sling Mistake on 02/13/2012 14:09:18 MST Print View

I would normally look for this answer over at hammockforums, but I would really like to go ahead and solve this problem and hammock forums is down.

I made some whoopie slings this morning out of zing-it, and on one of them, I accidentally pulled the loop too tight. This caused me to lose the loop into the bury.

I can't seem to milk it backwards. Does anyone know how I could go about fixing this problem?

I'm thinking about pulling it all the way through and trying to fix the twist this would cause by splicing it again in the opposite direction. I've no idea if this would actually work though.

I appreciate the help.

Dustin Short
(upalachango) - MLife
Re: Whoopie Sling Mistake on 02/13/2012 14:43:25 MST Print View

Pulling it through may be the most time efficient. If your line is wide enough you may be able to shove a thin wire (or better yet a sanded street sweeper bristle, those long flat pieces of spring steel you see on the side of the road often) down the cord and catch the loop and slowly work it out that way, but depending how far the loop has retracted this could be a huge pain.

todd h
(funnymoney) - MLife

Locale: SE
Re: Whoopie Sling Mistake on 02/13/2012 16:57:06 MST Print View


I wouldn't use Zing-it to hold a person, unless I'm missing something. Love my Whoopies (Dynaglide and Amsteel).

Chris Muthig
(cmuthig) - M

Locale: Georgia
Dynaglide on 02/13/2012 17:14:49 MST Print View

After doing a bit more research, I think you are right about the zing-it.

I went ahead and used the zing-it because I already had 30ft of it laying around the house and had no other use for it really. I think I will still play with it to see if I can fix it, just to know how, but I will go ahead and work on getting some other cord as well. Thanks for that catch.

Addison Page
(Nihilist_Voyager) - F

Locale: Down the Rabbit Hole!
re: on 02/13/2012 19:20:16 MST Print View

Agree on pulling it through... And zing-it is great for sub ~200lb ridgelines, but i wouldn't use it for suspension.

Joe L
(heyyou) - MLife

Locale: Cutting brush off of the Arizona Tr
copy the pros on 02/14/2012 21:54:48 MST Print View

The pros put a bead on there, to prevent pull through. Copy their good ideas.