Originally Posted by SinisterMinister
I don't recall there being a top rope in the orginal designs. However, I do remember that the bolts on the stabbing guides were optional. So, the top rope could be used to keep the uprights in place while you set up your hammock...after that, they only real reason to keep it in place would be as a ridgeline for a tarp.
The stand looks great, btw.
Yep, looks like it was either/or, so i pulled off the top rope- looks cleaner now too.