Originally Posted by Patrick
What do you gain on this system as opposed to one that has rings on the hammock and a single length of webbing that goes around the tree and then into those rings? I don't understand why you would want the loops.
In that regard you're absolutely right. I wanted to try the method without cutting the webbing on the Speer yet. This way, I can use the loops to set the length between the tree and the hammock and achieve the same thing. Eventually, if I like the setup, I'll cut the straps, sew the rings into a loop on the hammock end webbing, and then run a one looped strap from the tree.
If I didn't have the machine to easily do it and plenty of free time, I might have gone straight to the final result.