So, you got that brand-new, gathered-end hammock, but you want to upgrade the suspension? Maybe switch out the heavy “S”-hooks or steel carabiners with a Whoopie Sling or a continuous loop?
I don’t know about you, but trying to thread suspension through a gathered-end hammock can be a challenge. Have you tried slowly feeding the suspension by itself? Tedious. How about using a small wire to pull it through, only to have the suspension line unhook half-way through? Yeah, me too.
Here’s another method I discovered. It works so well, I’m going back to my gear box to upgrade the rest of my hammocks who’ve been waiting so patiently for their turn.
The trick is to use a small pipe (3/4″ PVC works great). Anything that is small enough in diameter to fit into the end channel should work fine.
For those hammocks that have a rope in place and you want to upgrade to a Whoopie sling, I tie/loop the fixed end of the Whoopie sling over the existing rope (a sheet bend works nicely) and pull the lot through – it removes the old suspension and threads the new all at the same time – done this on 3 hammocks in less than 10 mins combined.
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