The rope used was a loop of Dyneema and was about the same lenght as the stock ropes...about 24" long. I used an Albright knot to join the two ends Animated Albright knot Once the rope was formed into a loop I simply fed it through the channel. This gives one loop on each side of the hammock. I then attached the rings with a larks head. Repeat for the other end. I have since removed this set up from the ATHH and applied it to my HALO SE prototype using cinch buckles from On Rope 1.