^^That's what I figured but I couldn't find any concrete anecdotal proof of that. Lots of 'so and so did it' stories but I couldn't find a single post on this site from someone who actually made a repair and used the hammock for years after. Possibly because no one on this site goes a year without buying a hammock... I'm starting to think I may have the same curse now.
^I'm sure you're right... But I can't see much room for improvement from the Tear-Aid. It's easy and it seems like it works. That's all I need.