OK, keep in mind that I know nothing about hammocking except that I want to do it. I have a hammock on order and I'm planning my DIY down UQ. I'm a long time backpacker and have become fairly proficient with a sewing machine and all that.
But, what I don't know is, should I make the UQ suspension lines out of non-elastic cord or should they be elastic shock cord?
I'm thinking that non-elastic cord would hold the UQ more snug to the hammock. But, I'm also afraid that I could over stress the delicate down UQ when getting in and out of the hammock, which may require elastic shock cord.
So, what's a novice to do?