I'm still using the ring buckles. I think they are a little lighter than the CC buckles. When using the CC's I still have to connect them to the hammock with a cord or rope to keep heavy rain out of my hammock. They both work well for me. Still not sure which ones I'll use on my hike.
...and there came to be a day, all too soon, that I became aware that I could travel no more on my long journey. Though I did not arrive where I had planned, I believe that here is exactly where I am supposed to be...