+1 on the weight issue. I always take the gathered end of the hammock, under my arm, take a half step towards the tree. that removes all pressure/tension from the suspension. Then grasp the whoopie bundle closest to the tree and pull that tail out (it isn't a tail, it goes up to your toggle). I release both sides before I take the tree straps loose. That way on the next set up, you won't be fighting it to get it released enough when the trees are farther apart then the prior hang.
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