I am currently still using the tree hugger straps and the spectra cord that came with my HH. As the old saying goes if you got something that works why mess with it. I have no problem tyeing the know that Hennessey recommends. I don't even put all the recommended layers in the knot. I can tie it pretty darn quick. With that said I am working on an invention that can be used with the spectra cord. Do not hold your breath on the invention. It is in the thought stages right now.