SRL % Preference - poll
Ok I've read a lot of posts suggesting 83% etc... I tried that and it's too short for me. I just measured mine and its right about 90% of the whipping-to-whipping length. I thought for a bit i was WRONG - that somehow because I was a noob, that 83% was gospel and i'm deformed in someway ;)
Anyways, let's post your personal % to see how 'average' that 83% really is !!!
It's a personal preference, and a good place to start. Nothing 'gospel' about it though.
It also matters how wide the hammock is. It needs to be wide enough to allow a steep diagonal.
83% is comfortable for me on multiple hammocks.
My exped scout is 127" long....ridge line is 118"
I like 93%
I've made 3 hammocks in the last month 2 were nylon and one was polyester.
The 2 nylon ones were most comfortable at 87%
The poly one (no stretch) was most comfortable at 81%
Of the two nylon hammocks, one was 67" wide and ther other 60" wide, both 11' long.
The poly one was 60" wide and 10.3' long.
At this point in my experience, I'm thinking that the material type has the biggest impact on the way a hammock feels, including ridgeline length.
83% has worked for me but it's not gospel.
83% works for me.allthough i came by that figure useing my own math,so who knows what it really is.i have never adjusted it,3 hammocks now.i am afraid i will find an even more comfortable lay.i allready fall asleep to fast and sleep to long in it.if it was more comfortable?
Just to confirm you measure the distance between the whipping laid flat and then i would measure it with someone else in it for what is comfortable for me?
You could make an adjustable ridgeline and then dial it in easily - no messy calculations.
Yes, but better yet to have someone else measure with you in it.
Originally Posted by joemcc
Around 83% has worked here as well. Really depends what I am hanging with.