<-this should answer the question about whipping. I have all my hammocks whipped and prefer them all this way including one I have bought as channel gather. This is the site that got it all started for me. And just as already stated, you lay asym in all hammocks except for bridge hammocks..
"We do not go to the green woods and crystal waters to rough it, we go to smooth it."- G. W. Sears
My forum name is Fish<><; I'm in the navy; and I hate sleeping on the ground. If I didn't need ground to walk on or measure resistance to, I think I could happily give it up.