Originally Posted by JohnSawyer
The only downside to that is it'd be less flexible. In the event that you decided to hang between smaller, closer trees, you'd have to take it apart to make your tree hugger shorter.
Not sure. On each channel of my hammock I have a loop of webbing with a biner. If I were to come across a hang with trees too close I could just hang from the webbing directly to the biner with a marlen spike hitch (with the biner acting as the toggle)
Saying that I don't know what the minimum length of a WS is so I don't know how often I'd put myself in that situation. My hammock is pretty long at 3.8 m too. Might have to start taking a stepladder into the bush with me (I'm a shortarse) to get good placement of my straps.