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    25 to 30 degree hang angle...

    All site search functions seem to work like that concordance in the back of a Bible...not well.

    I am reading about the magic 25 to 30 degree angle for hanging my WBBB and also noting some variations depending on the distance between trees. All this is not making a dent in my tiny (non-math comprehending) reptillian brain. Does someone have pics with diagrams to explain this juju? My thought was to set up my hammock until it felt just right and then do a redneck measurement from the gathered end to the tree (assuming the tree is 90 degrees). The 'neck measurement is my arms length (38" reach). Did I mention my tiny (non-math comprehending) reptillian brain?

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    Try this (from Dejoha)

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    Perfect Beep, thanks.

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    Bravo Beep!

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    Man, that thing is great! Even I can get the perfect 'hangle' every time with that, no need to carry a protractor into the woods with me!
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    Quote Originally Posted by beep View Post
    Try this (from Dejoha)
    He might want to run a spellcheck!

    BTW, love your tagline! I have a 1933 edition of Kephart's "Camping, a Handbook for Vacation Campers and for Travelers in the Wilderness." Interesting to see how "light weight" camping goals have changed so little.

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    Post Attention Newbies and Near-Newbies: Hang Geometry

    I am talking to myself as much as anybody here--interested in hammocks for about three~four months and still having questions about the angle of the dangle, as it were. Those of you who've been here awhile know this like the back of your hands, but we newbies should have this firmly in mind. The Three Paces Rule, the Magic Thirty Degree Rule, and the function of the ridgeline in the context of these two precepts. Study this illustration--that opens this thread for the answer to these questions. Great reading--thanks.
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    I giggle every time I read "the average human height is 6'" part.

    I think it needs to say "the average male outdoorsman" or something. Because I'm pretty sure 6' is not an average human height.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lonely Raven View Post
    I giggle every time I read "the average human height is 6'" part.

    I think it needs to say "the average male outdoorsman" or something. Because I'm pretty sure 6' is not an average human height.
    5' 9.4" for male
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    For once, I am above average!
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    A method that works well for me is to lay the hammock on the ground between two trees that are about 5-6 of my steps apart. If I have about 1 meter either side of the hammock to the tree, I wrap the webbing around the tree at just above head height (i'm 6"1) and tighten\adjust until the both hammock ends are level-ish and the bottom of the hammock is at butt-cheek height.

    If the gap looks about 1.5 meters, I go as high as I can reach. If the gap is greater, I simply look for 2 new trees.

    I'm lucky 'cause where I hike, there is rarely a shortage of good trees.

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