I could see that upgrade being a highly viable solution! The velcro sounds like an awesome idea, seeing as I already have the net. I've actually been struggling with paranoia about modifying the hammock because I tend to botch these sort of things. -grin-
After the reviews on the whoopie sling and seeing it in action, I decided I have to try that adjustment because of the stretch factor when my wife and I both sit in the hammock. I think once I do that mod successfully, I'll feel a lot more comfortable with idea of tweaking things further and I'm sure I'll be hitting yah up for yer advice on the velcro fastening.