another vote for the sheet bend.
I use the double sheet bend myself. here's a link
This site greatly favors the whip it method. I have had the same pull out problem with whipping. the hem stops that.
But, I have found the sheet bend much easier and just as effective. Try it, you may like it.
Then, Hike your own hike and tie you own hammock ends.
++ on the doubled sheet bend, though I prefer a channel end.
A quick search of "channel end" doesn't come up with anything. Got a link to a description??
OH!! Thanks. I was fixated on knots, I guess.
I made the 48" wide hammock mentioned earlier with channel ends. just didn't know it had a name. It hung "alright" I guess. I did it that way because the test hammocks some of us got last year was made that way and lay pretty good.
It was quite a lot more work to fabricate that way, because of the reinforcement at the ends of the channel.
It's better to have it and not need it than need it and not have it.
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I've never had a problem with a normal larkshead slipping on my hammocks...weight between 185-190 lbs. I've used 550 cord (for a short time...until it broke), spectra from a kite-surfing store, Spyderline, and Ed's polypro webbing. The hammocks were 1.9 oz ripstop nylon. I've even moved the larkshead well away from the knot to shorten the hammock for Joker...but he doesn't weigh much.
Here are some pics of the double-sheetbend on a hammock, one with cord and one with webbing. I like how it looks...just not as simple as a larkshead IMO. But less risk of slipping than with a larkshead.
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