Looking for a bridge for my Sit&Drag.

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  1. Tyler malone

    Tyler malone Member

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    Looking for a bridge for my Sit&Drag. Was going to go with Amsteel closed on both ends but thinking I want to be able to adjust the length of my bridge. Does anyone have anything laying around they want to sale? Asking all the experts out there would you use Amsteel or what. Thanks.
     
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    You could make an Amsteel whoopie sling. It's actually easier to make than a fixed bridge.

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    Do you have any videos of how to make that? Not sure what your referring to.
     
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    I agree with G2.
    Use an amsteel Whoopie sling for a season or two. If you find you always end up at the same length, do a fixed amsteel.
    G2 made me a fixed amsteel bridge at saddlepalooza as a “how to” session.


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  6. Tyler malone

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    What is a woopy sling?
     
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    Can I buy the Amsteel and ship you my Sit&Drag and let you splice me a 24 inch bridge ? Lol
     
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    Lol. Good try!

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    Will pay good money. Lol
     
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    Wish I could splice. Could I tie two figure eight knots and use a bridge like that?
     
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    Knots are not recommended on amsteel. It’s pretty slick stuff. It’s very easy to splice. You can do it with a piece of wire.
     
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    Is the 1/4inch Amsteel high? If I can’t do it I want be out a whole of money.
     
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    .70-$1 a foot


    I have 100% confidence you can do it. If you can watch a YouTube video, you can do it.
     
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    Dutchware sells whoopie slings but the biggest dia is 1/8. That’s the biggest I could find already made on hammock sites.
     
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    Did you watch my video or any other splicing videos? A 5 year old can do it. It's not hard at all. You could make an adjustable bridge in less than 15 minutes.

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    Contact Dutch and tell him you want one made from 1/4". He'll do it. You need a 3" fixed loop, a 12" bury, and a max length of 35".

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    Try it. Its so easy once you do it you will actually laugh about it
     
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    Ok, with an adjustable bridge, would you use 2 carabiners? I like the idea of being able to remove the bridge.
    Still playing with my kestrel to figure out what I like. If I could use 1/4" am steel and make a whoopie sling with fixed loop and adjustable loop, I should be able to just hook each loop to my saddle with a biner. Then adjust as needed for length.

    Still use the original tree tether, but with a ropeman 1 instead of Prussic or Blake's hitch.

    Sound doable?

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