That is not my hammock line or strap in the pic. Just some para cord and a pack strap used for the pics.
The other benefit I see is that eveything (cord, strap & buckles) stays lined up better with the squared ends which many report as one of the reasons the straps may slip in the rings. Grams counters may want to know 4 SMC rings=1.6 ozs., 4 altered cinch buckles=2.2 ozs. and 2 OEM cinch buckles=2.0 ozs.
Last edited by Little Weasel; 04-28-2008 at 22:32..