Originally Posted by Knotty
Except for WV's adjustable version, these hammocks hang much the same as a gathered end but use less material. The strings at the end take the place of some of the material. What you picture is essentially a modern material version of a Brazilian style hammock.
The downside of these is that it's easy to tangle the lines.
As for the strongest method of gathering the ends of a hammock, IMHO the Warbonnet style gather is the strongest of the commonly used methods. Check my post on making a gathered end hammock for details. http://www.hammockforums.net/forum/s...ad.php?t=15205
Thanks for the info. I hadn't thought about how easily tangled this design would be, then I watched a youtube video where the guy wrestled with the tangled ends for a while. I went ahead and fabricated my DIY Hammock according to your gathered end tutorial. Thanks!