Oh yeah, if the footend is lower than the head, it's no fun for me either. I was talking more about the RL tension. Totally agree on the height of the foot vs head.
The uphill head end tends to coincide with a real pronounced ridge in the foot area that actually puts pressure on my calf even when I'm totally diagonal. Not sure if they are really connected or not, but after some practice I can get the right trees and the right angle of the dangle. A higher footbox helps a LOT.
I'm a lousy eyeball with angles, so I've actually considered carrying a small level with me.
If the purpose of the SRL is to make the amount of hammock sag consistent, then wouldn't the SRL be taut when the hammock is hung? Otherwise, is it really doing anything? If the SRL isn't taut, isn't that providing for MORE sag than intended?
Sorry if this isn't making any sense. I can provide a graphic if necessary. lol
I always start out like Brandon suggested.. Just enough tension to where you can still twist the rl.. From there I will do what makes me happy..
You might be better off with a "lefty" BB also; laying on my right side is a little more natural with the way the BB is set up (for me) as I just sink into the contours of the hammock. I can lay on either side and be comfortable, but if you can get more comfortable on your left side, maybe the mirror image of your current setup might be the ticket.
Also +1 on Dutch's tip, one leg under the other works great for alleviating knee aches. I often put my extra clothing under my legs to keep them from hyper-extending also.
oldgringo's reply to my worrying about owning extra hammocks:
How many pairs of underwear do you own? Do you refer to them as "extras", simply because you're not wearing all of them as we speak?