Thank you, SnrMoment. I noticed the sag, too, and was surprised by it. The long hang of 32' that I accomplished relied upon a depression in the ground between the trees ... and my fear at the time of breaking things. I've not been back since upgrading to the higher rated materials. But even at the short distance in my back yard I must take up slack after hanging a while.
My hunch is that there might be a "breaking in" process. All my gear is relatively new and not used much except for experiments in the back yard and a local park. Headchange, olddog, and Bearchaser might have some insight about that.
Using mine as a true single line system like theirs is a project I envision. There is so much information on this site that I've lost track of some things. I'm wondering if prusiks could replace the Alpine loops, for instance. Has that been covered?
The great variable for hammock camping is trees. It's axiomatic, for instance, that the larger the trees the further apart they grow. Before long you're carrying a ton of stuff if you want to sleep among giants! So, I want to figure out a lightweight solution to extend the circumference of the tree straps and span greater distance, if it is possible. If not then there is always the ground, right?
But Jesus often withdrew to lonely places and prayed. (Luke 5:16 NIV)
He said to them, “But now let the one who has a moneybag take it, and likewise a knapsack. And let the one who has no sword sell his cloak and buy one." (Luke 22:36 ESV)
While people are saying, “There is peace and security,” then sudden destruction will come upon them as labor pains come upon a pregnant woman, and they will not escape. (1 Thessalonians 5:3 ESV)