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 Law Dawg (ret) 10-26-2010 12:15

25 to 30 degree hang angle...

All site search functions seem to work like that concordance in the back of a Bible...not well. :rolleyes:

I am reading about the magic 25 to 30 degree angle for hanging my WBBB and also noting some variations depending on the distance between trees. All this is not making a dent in my tiny (non-math comprehending) reptillian brain. Does someone have pics with diagrams to explain this juju? My thought was to set up my hammock until it felt just right and then do a redneck measurement from the gathered end to the tree (assuming the tree is 90 degrees). The 'neck measurement is my arms length (38" reach). Did I mention my tiny (non-math comprehending) reptillian brain?:D

 beep 10-26-2010 12:20

Try this (from Dejoha)

http://www.hammockforums.net/forum/a...1&d=1281597027[/QUOTE]

 Law Dawg (ret) 10-26-2010 12:41

Perfect Beep, thanks. :thumbup1:

 Sambeaux 10-26-2010 15:23

Bravo Beep!

 Lonely Raven 10-26-2010 15:39

I giggle every time I read "the average human height is 6'" part.

I think it needs to say "the average male outdoorsman" or something. Because I'm pretty sure 6' is not an average human height. :)

 Rat 10-26-2010 16:10

Man, that thing is great! Even I can get the perfect 'hangle' every time with that, no need to carry a protractor into the woods with me!

 Rat 10-26-2010 16:12

Quote:
 Originally Posted by Lonely Raven (Post 342731) I giggle every time I read "the average human height is 6'" part. I think it needs to say "the average male outdoorsman" or something. Because I'm pretty sure 6' is not an average human height. :)
5' 9.4" for male
5' 3.8" for female

For once, I am above average!

 GoodTalkRuss 10-26-2010 22:49

A method that works well for me is to lay the hammock on the ground between two trees that are about 5-6 of my steps apart. If I have about 1 meter either side of the hammock to the tree, I wrap the webbing around the tree at just above head height (i'm 6"1) and tighten\adjust until the both hammock ends are level-ish and the bottom of the hammock is at butt-cheek height.

If the gap looks about 1.5 meters, I go as high as I can reach. If the gap is greater, I simply look for 2 new trees.

I'm lucky 'cause where I hike, there is rarely a shortage of good trees.

 TinaLouise 10-27-2010 05:53

At my 5' height, I can only try to pick trees that are far enough apart but still close enough together that I can actually reach high enough to attach the hammock supports. Rarely do I actually end up with the "perfect hang" but if I've also got the feet a bit higher, it tends to make up for that.

I love the charts and pictures, really caused me to understand better what a 30 degree hang was all about. Out in the real world it's a bit harder. The ground slopes, the trees lean, the trees aren't where I want them, there're other trees around and in places I would rather have cleared... You do the best you can with what you've got!!! At least I know the ideal that I'm aiming for.

TinaLouise

 Law Dawg (ret) 11-05-2010 14:18

Is there a stickie I missed with this info? Perhaps a link? If not might I suggest a stickie for us less than sharp types?:)

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