I have the safari, and at first I was hanging it so that the ridgeline was just slightly taught before I got in. I have been using my Blackbird and I hang that quite loosely so today while playing around with the HH again I hung it like that. It was not very comfortable for me. I could feel a definite line under my knees, and I couldn't find a sweet spot to lay in. I tightened it some and tried again. It was noticably more comfortable. I don't know if the smaller models are any different but my Safari likes to be hung tighter than my blackbird. In the end The suspension ropes are not slightly loose and the ridgeline is barely snug. Very little to no drop when I get in. If I was better with angles and such I could say more acurately but I would say it is at the fine line between slightly dropping when I enter and not dropping at all. I always hang kinda low and have not yet ended up with my butt on the ground or even colse to having to worry about it.
I thought I was wrong once, turns out I was wrong about that.
I've found my HH Explorer Ultralight is more comfortable if I don't try to make it really tight. Not really loose either, but what I mean is I don't haul away on it trying to get it as tight as possible. That way the fabric doesn't push back as much on my right shoulder and elbow. Took a while to figure out why sometimes the HH felt roomy and other times didn't.
i like mine tight.but it does not sleep as well so i toook 2 inches out of the ridge line and it works for me
Anyone have pictures of ridgelines on home-made hammocks?
-- Tim Taylor