saw a video from jon eagle on you tube were he added a spreader bar on the head end. Tried this with a 36"x 1" round oak dowell from Loews for 6.00 dollars, drilled hole on each end used there cordage and hooked to carabiner to my suspension. This worked great i am broad shoulder and there is know more shoulder squeeze. Definetly worth checking out. It's like having a new hammock.Happy hanging.