What is the minimum distance you need for whoopies?
Sorry, you posted just before I did, so I didn't see your concern about minimum distance. My whoopies add somewhere between an extra foot and a half to two feet to my hammock length. It hasn't been a problem for me thus far (and I have a LONG diy gathered end), but if it is a concern, I would stick to the guarda hitch. Sadly, I don't know what light weight cordage people are using for this type of suspension, but I'm certain someone will chime in soon. They always do.