Grizz's Quote, "Here's a mod that will work. Youngblood has educated some of us on whipping the the end just by using a double sheetbend knot. That involves doubling back the folded hammock end as the larger of the two "ropes" being joined in that knot. If the other cord is short and tied closely to a ring, then that effectively does what you suggest, but without the uncertainty. Grizz."
I have been using the double sheet bend at Youngblood's suggestion for months. In my mind it's the way to go, and I don't make it "slippery" by pulling the end through as a loop. I'm afraid I will loosen it and not remember to double check it and have a disaster, and with a pair of needle nosed pliers I can get it loose if needed. Mule