In the store the other day, the man let me look at a couple of ropes that had been spliced to form a loop on the end. Can anyone speak to the virtues/drawbacks to using splicing to create the loops we need in support ropes for hammocking.
As a note, when I bought my line he told me he had not had any luck splicing that particular rope. The examples he had spliced were signifacantly larger in diameter than the line I was buying. So, that would be a drawback because you would need heavier rope than most of us are using.