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    Using beads

    I have been eyeballing a lot of whoopie slings and noticed a bead. What is that bead for?

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    Prevents the loop from going down into the bury.

    Makes it easier to grab the loop and stretch it back out.
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    The bead is to keep you from pulling the loop into the bury, which renders the whoopie sling useless.

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    That is a pretty good idea, I may use that on the next pair I build.

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    any benefits to this over burying the end to make it twice the diameter?

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    Quote Originally Posted by TN Cereal Killa View Post
    any benefits to this over burying the end to make it twice the diameter?
    The bead is on the loop bury not the end bury; the end bury is what you are thinking of I believe.
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    I was thinking the tag piece you pull to make adjustments.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TN Cereal Killa View Post
    I was thinking the tag piece you pull to make adjustments.
    Yes, that end uses an end bury. The adjustable loop has a bead threaded on it to keep from burying the loop inadvertently. If the loop is pulled it will bury itself much like the end bury and it is very difficult to dig out.
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    Awesome information! Ill use them for the next round of slings I make...

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    Beads are rather simplistic - you can use other lightweight items available at the dollar store for stoppers. I like dice, 'cause that's how I roll.
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