Originally Posted by Graybeard
Grizz & Mule;
I was hoping to eliminate the rope link between the hammock and the ring by folding the hammock directly to the ring. I do understand, however, that the sheetbend tightens under stress, gripping better with increasing load, whereas the grip of the whipping never gets any better than the initial installation. I may try the whipping, but if I do I'll keep an eagle eye on it.
Something you could do as protection against the fabric pulling completely through the whipping would be to do a "fat hem" at the end of the fabric, maybe a triple roll hem. This would serve as a jam if things start slipping.