Have a 10' Hammock which previously I set a structural ridgeline at about 8'6". I added 7" spreader bars last night and that helped a lot.
I used the spreader setup similar to below only one long piece of amsteel and will connect to a biner. Great improvement and actually feels about like a 13' long hammock.
The issue is is added about 2+ feet to the length of my hammock so now
I think I need a bigger tarp if I want to keep the biner under the tarp. YOu spreader bar guys, do you have the spreader assembly under your tarp ??