View Full Version : Sagg in me hammock

04-16-2011, 05:20
Hi all hope someone can help me :confused: i have a DD travel hammock and i am confused about sagg :confused: can someone explain how to get the best sagg so i can set a ridge line :D thank you

04-16-2011, 06:03
I think you may want to reverse your thinking lab72. You set your ridgeline to get the amount of sag not the other way around. Typically, folks use a formula like this: take the total length of your hammock (before you hang it) and set a ridgeline of 83% of the length. Make minor adjustments to get the perfect amount of sag for you. This is a relative formula which changes person to person. Find that sweet spot for yourself and voila, you have a ridgeline. Hope that helps.

04-16-2011, 06:07
Cool i will give that a go is para cord ok to use ?

04-16-2011, 06:23
All done i now have permerment ridge line cheers dude

04-16-2011, 06:33
Paracord is okay but may want to consider something called Zing-it or Lash-it. Lighter and won't stretch like para does. Now, we have to see pics or this entire thread... never happened. :D

04-16-2011, 08:09
Here you go


04-16-2011, 08:47
Now that's what I'm talkin' about! Nicely done.

04-16-2011, 09:00
cool glad thats right! i will have to fire up the bbq and have a burger or 2 to celabrate :D

04-16-2011, 10:12
Looks good there......

04-16-2011, 10:19
Woo buddy :D

04-17-2011, 01:15
would love to go to the UK one day that looks aweasome man

04-17-2011, 16:23
Cheers the Uk has some real good spots get over mate !:D

04-18-2011, 15:33
How do you support you net now on the ridgeline.
When I tried a ridge line on a DD Frontline there was far too much sag in the net. I also found that the design of the hammock didn't suit a ridge line, ie. the hammock seems a bit shortonce a ridge line was used.

05-12-2011, 13:58
I have found out that in my case (255 lbs. / 6 ft.) the way to go with DD Traveler, is taut, if not extra taut.

Of course one could join Weight Watchers :scared:

05-12-2011, 14:09
How do you support you net now on the ridgeline.


Move the ridge line as its set to a set length:)

08-28-2012, 04:10
Move the ridge line as its set to a set length:)

Great looking, lab72! But I kind of have the same question as Countryman. You say you move the ridgeline, but where? To get the mozzi net nice and roomy, I guess you have moved the ridgeline inside the mozzi net, right?

I'm fibbling with this myself to get a nice hand the comming weekend, but last nights attempts didn't get me all the way. I have an idea of running the ridgeline inside the net, and still be able to raise the net high enough, but don't know how to attach the ends of the ridgeline to the ends of the hammock... Have you made a small hole in the gathered end?

08-28-2012, 05:22
I love your hang spot! I'm jealous, and my hang spot is two coconut palms on a tropical island.

11-22-2012, 09:47
Hi Lab72,
Looks like a great setup, But what happens to your ridge line when you need your bug net in place??
Regards Hubs