# Thread: The Hangle

1. just picked one up...maybe I'll get a second one later, if I find they work well for me

2. Originally Posted by fallkniven
You want to set the angle with the hammock unloaded.
+1. It should be around 30 degrees when empty. It drops to a deeper angle (higher number) when you get in.

3. Doing some calculations (going way back to hs geometry class), if you measure down the line to your hammock 1 foot (or 1unit) then down from the hang point on the tree 6 inches ( or .5 units) for a 30 degree angle, the distance from the 1 foot mark on the line to the tree (straight down from hang point) should be 10.39 inches ( .866 units ).

4. I have and use one and its a great piece of gear to add to your hammock suspension. Ive been meaning to do a review of the hangle but life just has not alloted me the time. Ill try and get one up soon.

5. If you don't have the hangle (which only means you haven't been hooked by Dutch yet), another way of getting the angle pretty close is to use your hand as a guide. While, sticking your thumb straight up, and index finger straight out, Put your thumb parallel to the tree and index finger pointing away from and perpendicular to the tree. Draw an imaginary line from the tip of your thumb down to the tip of your index finger. That should give you the 30 degrees needed. Hopefully the picture will help illustrate the concept.

6. Since the blackbird is suppose to be higher at the foot end, I 'm wondering how or if it affects the hanging angles ?

7. ## Re: The Hangle

Originally Posted by laser
Since the blackbird is suppose to be higher at the foot end, I 'm wondering how or if it affects the hanging angles ?
Hang angles are approximate... Just get in the ball park and adjust levelness as needed... It's not rocket science

8. Originally Posted by Brute1100
Hang angles are approximate... Just get in the ball park and adjust levelness as needed... It's not rocket science
Where is the LIKE button for this post??

9. I'm not experienced at using the clinometer feature on my compass but was wondering if that feature would make it possible to achieve the angle,...does anyone know?

10. ## The Hangle

So I downloaded an app called "Theodolite" which includes a Horizon Angle. I just put the white line on my suspension and it tells me where I am.

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