I do loosen it up before getting in. As a side note, I also tighten it way up when not in it since that sucks it up high so it stays out of the dirt/muck.With no shock cord, is there a trick to getting in the hammock?
With no shock cord there is no give/
Do you loosen the suspension all the way to get in and then tighten up once inside?
To be honest, that was my first thought. I'm not sure but I think you should be OK. There are plenty of UQ designs that only use grossgrain tabs at each corner to suspend it. I presume you will essentially be doing the same thing.Also, do you think it will be hard to keep the middle section of a sleeping bag up snug against the hammock?
I can't recommend moving the pulleys to the trees though. Half the benefit with them in the position I have them is the angle pulls the UQ up snug under you to combat gaps. Pulling it away towards the trees will encourage air gaps. But, I think this ONLY applies for 3/4-2/3 UQs. With a full UQ, I'm pretty sure you'd want the suspension to tie up at the ends of the hammocks. If your bag is near full length of the hammock, I would try shortening up the pulleys and make them as close to the hammock ends as possible.
If your suspension is sturdy enough to hold you, you should be OK adding the weight of the sleeping bag. Either way, I'd do a test run of your setup before hitting the woods and counting on it for a good nights sleep...