First I want to say thanks to those that contribute all of the great content to this site, there is a wealth of knowledge of experience here. And secondly I thought after my initial experience of making a tablecloth hammock I wanted to share an idea for whipping that appears to be almost an idiot proof (myself included, one of my whipped ends slipped on the 1st attempt). I have worked around communications equipment and always been impressed with the craftsmanship of the guys that installed the cable lacing. The material they used predominately until the '80's is a wax covered nylon cord that would rip thru your skin rather than break. See below:
I haven't tried it yet but I' wondering if anyone has incorporated an adhesive element to whipping? Check out the lacing guide from the Navy.
From the guide:
So seasoned hammock experts, good idea, good application of material or a newby looking to solve a problem that doesn't really exist? I have been known to over engineer/build things.