Originally Posted by canoebie
It does cinch the ends up pretty tight. The problem I had with the nylon was stretching. I use the seat belt straps with the whoopies and a marlin spike hitch. I just use a trail stick, been doing it for years, no problems.
You could always tie a piece of string on your whoopies to act as a water deferral if it is a problem. Hits the string and drips down.
You notice any difference in the lay in the hammock with the ends cinched up? I went continuous loop because I thought the slight "fanning" in the channel made the hammock roomier. I'm 6'3" and my current DIY Claytor is just short of 10 feet long. It's been quite comfy!
On a side note... Rings can be easily larks headed into the continuous loops as well for a ring and strap suspension.