The ropes on the version 2 are different, and I have hung several times in the hammock with no problems. I wanted to include that info in this thread, so anyone reading it wouldn't get turned off thinking they were going to have to modify their hammock, and thus, would avoid considering it based off of that fact. The new rope is more stiff, and seems to be made of a material that is more firm. Also, it is a smaller diameter rope that is a covered core. Seems to work well so far, although I probably just jinxed myself!