If I need to really tighten my setup I just wrap the strap end around the tree an extra time or two and tighten the WS like normal. I am limited just like Grizz mentioned by the length of the bury and the length of the fixed eye splice bury (on mine about 18" each side of the hammock). I don't think that is a problem though...
On another note - my WS is not reversed in my all in one suspension. My WS adjusts at the hammock end and the adjustable loop is threaded through a sleeve at the end of the webbing hugger. here's a pic of that connection:
[QUOTE=odds;286211] oh ok lol, I see... thanks for the info, it had me thinking.
The only down side I know of is, this is the only hammock and suspension I made/used or owned but it works for me ,I may try something different later. I'm a newbie too.. but thats why we're here to learn from others...ETH
Are WS ever prone to failure, slipping out or anything really??
This is not based on any real data but I can see the slings be a little less durable than webbing over the long run. I am currently trying out webbing since that is what I got with my WB stuff. The webbing is a little bulkier but for me easier to set up.
Amsteel seems particularly easy to snag on abrasive surfaces. I do wonder about its useful life span.
My whoopies are holding up like champs after maybe 10 months of pretty heavy use. I think the likely point of failure for either pure webbing or whoopies will be the tree strap area that is subject to more friction and rubbing. To me whoopies are the most functional, elegant solution out there. I have many items in my gear kit that I need to keep track of, it's not a big deal (to me) to remember to take my tree straps down. If you like plain and simple, the webbing is a fine way to go too, at a weight penalty. It looks like there are ring buckles available now that do not require safety knots and/or lots of hassle to de-tension them in order to make length adjustments. To me, the ease and adjustability of a whoopie is pure joy in comparison to what I used to go through with my webbing suspension. A valid point about tree spacing though. I've been impacted by that occasionally, but I've always found a good place to hang, even out here in Arizona.