How to hang structural ridgeline
I added an srl to my gt sbp. I hung last night to try and get a feel for the sag and length of the ridgeline. I had the ridgeline WAY too long (it wasn't taught, even with the hammock gun like a guitar string!). I adjusted it and I like it so far. I kept a few feet so that I can adjust it over the next few months.
I noticed, though, even with the ridgeline at a good length (around 100" because I like a lot of sag with this laege hammock) it was difficult to hang the hammock with the ridgeline taught. The ridgeline didn't pull taught until I added my weight to the hammock. To hang the hammock, without my weight and the ridgeline tight, I'd have to have the suspension lines almost perpendicular to the tree, in line with the tight ridgeline.
Is this normal? Am I doing something wrong? I hang it now so that the suspension is at about 20 degrees before I get I and the hammock is about 2' off te ground. As I get in, the ridgeline pulls tight and the suspension lowers to around 30 degrees an I'm about 18" inches off the ground. Is this normal? Am I missing something? Am I even explaining this clearly? Thanks so much for your help!