SLS/UCR Hybrid proposition
I've been obsessively reading this forum for about a week now, and I've recently begun trying to think of a good suspension system. Not that there aren't good ones here already, there are, and that has made it difficult to think of a better one. But the arrogant engineer within me (don't we all have one?) thinks that I can make a better one.
Yesterday I had the idea of a SLS into which you could tie two alpine butterflies, and from these suspend your hammock via two short (1 or 2 foot adjustable range) whoopie slings or UCRs, maybe with a few soft shackles or 'biners in there. This would give you the ease of setup, permanence, and idiot-proofness of a SLS while still giving you a small amount of easy, idiot-proof adjustability.
Then this morning I was reading about UCRs and had the idea of skipping the knots and whoopie slings entirely. Start with your basic SLS line from which your hammock hangs, then instead of attaching your hammock to it in any permanent fashion just run the "binding section" of a UCR from your hammock onto the SLS. Adjustability, idiot-proofness, quick setup, and minimal ropes, knots, and hardware.
So has anyone tried this before? If not I'll gladly rig one of these up and try it out as soon as possible. If somebody has tried it, how was it?