The buckle works great for adjusting my tree straps to hang my hammock. But I, and most people support the hammock on rope lines which need to attach to the buckle. The line should pull against the center of the buckle to keep it in line with the strap. To do that, I am putting multiple wraps around the hammock side of the buckle and arranging the line to exit the center of the buckle. But it would sure be nice to have a buckle specifically designed for the purpose. It would have a rounded v shaped to the hammock end so that the rope would be self centered with just a knot of whatever type desired.