I was thinking about a different suspension system to make it easier to hang for beginners. It would probably increase the weight a bit though. Let's see if I can describe this in a way that makes sense...
This seems to me to be the standard way of doing it:
treehugger -> suspension -> hammock - suspension - treehugger
Instead I thought about this:
treehugger -> solid ridge line -> treehugger
Ah, but where's the hammock? On the ridge line you have two loops at the appropriate distance which the suspension and hammock is attached to. This way there is no guessing how much sway should be in the hammock. You tighten the ridge line so it's very firm and because the hammock (via suspension) is attached at fixed points on the line it will be at exactly the same shape every time. There should be no slipping at any part of the rigging.
If necessary I can have a go at drawing it to explain better.
Has this already been done? Would there be a point in doing it or would it add too much weight? I'll try it as soon as I get my own hammock but I'd like to hear what you experienced guys think about it.