Quote Originally Posted by Grillmastertoo View Post
great looking set up....i have noticed alot of folks use webbing or straping to run throug their gathered end on the hammock....What advantage or disadvantage is there to using the the rope that you did?
I'm not sure that there's any advantage of running rope through the channel versus webbing.

But for adding a structural ridgeline, I think it works out better with the rope tied to the ring buckles. Doing ringbuckles with straps through the channel would be awkward, I'd think.

I would imagine that you've seen people use webbing that was tied AROUND a gathered-end hammock . . . not through channel. But maybe I'm wrong.