I tie two slippery half hitches, just to be extra extra sure it doesn't slip!
I like to take a 50-52" piece of Spectra for the whipping, Larks head to attach it to the descender rings then make a continuous loop by double fishermans (online they make this look way too complicated..it took me 30 minutes to figure it out lol) or a whoopie fixed-eye-type continuous loop (looks a bit nicer.. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z8AgxuJ9sew
) and Larks head again to run the loop through the sewn ends.
This gives me just enough clearance to keep the ridgeline out of the way when I'm sitting, keeps the rings attached, keeps the netting high up, and also allows the whipping to be easily taken apart in case I am feeling experimental. I like being able to take things apart. It also helps keeps the ridgeline from resisting adjustment, because its attached to the rings and not run through a tightened sewn end.
I believe this has been briefly discussed here: https://www.hammockforums.net/forum/...ad.php?t=33996
I'm still a fan of carrying lots of webbing (9-12ft. on each end).. The webbing is often useful, as I frequently go on some crazy backpacking trips. My 1st hammocking backpacking adventure I almost got eaten by a mountain lion the 3rd night, hahaa. It wasn't funny at the time, but how awesome is that. Be careful bringing your dog, I learned, because they smell good to predators. She stayed inside the hammock, thank god, while we rebuilt the fire and ran around aggressively with a shovel.