Once again I come to you oh wise gurus of Hammock Forum! I'm looking to make a couple of easy to use cinch buckle (onrope1) suspension systems for cheap. I was wondering if the amsteel chain links are necessary or if a piece of amsteel tied into a loop is strong enough. I know the knot will degrade the strength but I'm going to cheap and I figure enough even with the knot the amsteel will be strong enough... so my real question is whether or not the amsteel (tied into a loop) is too slippery to hold a Larks Head onto the end of the hammock? Thanks so much!