Have you tried extending the triangular ends of the hammock yet? It's a simple ratio thing on the math. just double the length to half the inward force on the spreader bars from that end. Increased height of the hammock body would do some more, but lengthening those triangles at the end would do the most, easiest.

I hinted about that in an earlier post, but thought about it a lot on my last hike. It's just an inverse fulcrum effect. Think about splitting wood with a wedge. With a 90 degree included angle, half of the force from the sledge goes into splitting the wood, half into driving the wedge. With a 45 degree included angle, 3/4 of the force drives inward and 1/4 goes into the split. This is just the same thing, but with pulling instead of driving.

Please excuse the clumsy wording. Some days my neuro damage shows more than others, and today seems like one of those days.

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