Thanks for all of the insight, everyone. I'm rather impressed, this is a pretty cool forum. I've decided to spend a week or so sleeping in a small, cheap hammock that I already have and see how it goes. I figure if I can stand that for a week, then 10 feet will be plenty of space for whatever hammock I finally choose. But don't worry, if it doesn't work out on the cheap hammock, I won't give up entirely on the idea. I'll just be back to where I am now. Thanks again!
Good idea to try out a cheap hammock first. 10' seems a little short to me, depending on the hammock. I have eye-hooks installed in my walls and always have a hammock up in my room, usually a Brazillian style like this one: Brazilian Hammock, or in the summer a woven-string one that is cooler.
One thing I have noticed though is that when using a hammock full-time, sleeping in it every night, and relaxing side-ways in it with the laptop in the evenings, it gradually stretches over time, and I have to have another set of eye-hooks a little farther apart. Maybe that is just my weight though, I was pretty heavy (used to be 260 lbs).
I don't know about that particular hammock, in the usual camping hammock that distance would not be a problem. In my 11' hammock, my ridgeline line is 98" so I would not have much adjustability but that distance would probably work out to directly hooking my CL to some sort of hook much lower on the wall. When I hang in my carport, I am at 18'6" but that is dictated by hanging from the ceiling and achieving the floor height I want. Use the hammock hang app for correct distance!
What kind of hooks are those that attach on the ends?
Here's my two cents. Found these last night searching the interwebs for a fulltimer, they have several sizes...
"We do not go to the green woods and crystal waters to rough it, we go to smooth it."- G. W. Sears
My forum name is Fish<><; I'm in the navy; and I hate sleeping on the ground. If I didn't need ground to walk on or measure resistance to, I think I could happily give it up.