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    Knotted end Vs. Channel end

    My ENO and BIAS have channel ends on the hammock while Warbonnet and Wilderness Logic use knotted ends. Does one change the lay in the hammock over the other?

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    For me, it can in some cases. I find on my DIY, unless I really crank down the gathered end, it can give me a ridge down the middle from uneven gathering. I tend to use channel on shorter hammocks to get the full amount I can and gathered for larger.
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    Experimenting on my table cloth I found the whipped end in to be more comfortable and sides less floppy.

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    That's a good question/argument. For a true comparison, you'd have to have a longer hammock to have the whipped ends the same distance as the channeled. My thought (just a thought) is the channel loops act (on a small scale) as a spreader. Where a whipped end squeezes the fabric together. Some like one, some like the other HYOH.

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    On a whipped end hammock you can change the way the tightness of the sides but I've never really noticed a difference in the lay compared to a gathered end hammock. That is assuming the length between the whipped ends is the same as the length between the gathered ends.

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