Just had an interesting experience! I was hanging in my front yard and decided to head to the back woods. I left the hammock together and just rolled it up a bit. I found a spot and quickly hung my hammock. I climbed in and was laying there a few minutes when I heard a loud "POP" and found myself on the ground. Laying there I thought my triangle had torn. Then I see my head spreader bar is missing. After getting out I see the bar about 15 ft away and a small hole in my net.
What had happened is awhile moving the hammock the end slipped out of the holder. The bias tape on the net was holding the bar, eventually slipping, causing the bar to shoot through the net like a crossbow!
Lessen learned always check the spreader bar to see if it is seated. Like they say never hang any higher than you are willing to fall. The hammocks fine other than the small hole.
I also tried to see if I could hang without the whoopie sling if I ever needed to. I brought my tree strap through the loop I use to hook the sling. It worked just fine hanging on the knot. I could even tie closer to the tree.