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    Well I've put the std RL back on today without having tried the ARL. Im not keen on stressing the netting by lengthening the line too much and I figure I can wrap it around a biner to shorten it if needs be, at least until the netting gets saggy, thanks to all for pointing out that the hammock is designed for the supplied RL length. I'd have been more than a little miffed if I'd damaged it just for the sake of curiosity.

    It's great to have the benefit of experience from HF members.

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    Is my RL tight?

    It seems the consensus here is that the stock rL setting is just right. In other places the common thinking is that it should be only slightly tight (i.e. you can bend it fairly easily to about 90 degrees with two fingers). Mine is not tight enough to play Cello, but it seems there is not much play. Should I be concerned? What difference is caused if it is too tight anyway? This has always been confusing to me.
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    it just maintains sag- keeping the ends of the hammock at the same distance every hang.

    too loose, and the ends are closer = more sag.

    it can only get so tight- to prevent the ends from pulling to far. and amsteel should be fine even with no flex at all.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hangandy View Post
    It seems the consensus here is that the stock rL setting is just right. In other places the common thinking is that it should be only slightly tight (i.e. you can bend it fairly easily to about 90 degrees with two fingers). Mine is not tight enough to play Cello, but it seems there is not much play. Should I be concerned? What difference is caused if it is too tight anyway? This has always been confusing to me.
    I agree with the stock length being pretty darn close. I can definately tell a difference in the lay when the ridgeline is a bit too tight and when it is easily bend 90 but I don't always bother to tune it perfectly then later regret it. Basically if it's too tight, you don't get as nice of a diagonal flat lay.

    David

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