I have a Hobo hammock and you're right on: The cord is bad.... You offer good fixes... whoopies through the channels, replacing the cord with continuous loops, whatever. Both of your ideas have been tried and both work. Depends on what you're going for. Amsteel through the channels can create a lot of tension on a small area, true. But then again, you're talking about a $20 hammock. No hammock will last forever. For what you've got in it, so what if it wears out a little soon?
Look at some of the better hammocks out there. By the time you replace parts on a heavy, $20 hammock, you might find you could upgrade into something with a better feel (and much better suspension) for not much more.
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Just wanted to say thanks everybody this was the thread that finally got me to understand what the continuous loop was used for, and thus where I can attach a structural ridge-line (to the the continuous loop after the lark's head; same where a whoopie sling would connect )
ENO DN stock in the backyard but working on getting it upgraded and better for hiking. Probably will go this route now that i Understand it