Tweaking: New hang loop much better
I eliminated the loop that hung off the lashings to support the top rail. Now I have a tripled loop of cord around the bamboo legs themselves, several inches below the pipe.
I used a bowline on a coil knot so that these cords can self adjust as needed when loaded. A clove hitch holds the coil in place when the stand is collapsed.
The pink bindings slide along the coil and indicate the path the pipe should go through the tripod for set up. Usually I am tired when I am setting up for the night, so these organizers help me a lot.
When everything is properly positioned and the hammock weighted, the pipe does not rub against any of the legs. If the legs of the stand were a bit longer, this area could be more spacious.
Next I plan to drill a hole through the connection point of the top rail, to drop a pin through to eliminate separation during set up. While hanging the compression keeps it together.
BTW, I am stoked that Professor Hammock and others have referenced my stand !