Originally Posted by Krazyjohnny
We made some whoopie slings out of 1/8" Amsteel and set up the hammock and adjusted it. Got in the hammock and everything was great. We tried to take it down and could not get this thing to release.
Think about it like a Chinese finger trap; you need to push before you pull. Grab the tail (assuming you are trying to shorten it) with one hand and then pinch the spot where the tail comes out of the bury (you almost need to pinch the tail just before it goes in and then slide your fingers up to that point) and push up away from the tail as you pull.
Worst case scenario I'd imagine you can pinch both ends of the bury (again pinching where the other line comes out of the bury) and work them together to open it up like a Chinese finger trap... But I've never needed to do that. It should release extremely easily if you're doing it right.