Hey HF, I was brainstorming about different suspension setups for a new hammock, and remember stumbling across something like the picture below. I couldn't find any info on it in my research so I had a few questions because it does seem to solve several problems that I have with whoopies in that it drastically shortens the point between adjustment and the hammock allowing me to save about a foot or so on both sides which was the distance between the locked brummel and where the whoopie ajustment exits thus giving me more flexibility on trees that are closer together and also creating a drip stop.
My questions were:
1. Is this viable, will it hold my weight?
2. How many loops would be needed?
3. Does it create any damage to the amsteel?
4. Any damage to the descender ring which is rated at 14kN?
5. Does the way I have it looped through the sewn end and larks headed to the ring decrease the force exerted on the loops locking the line?