Originally Posted by nothermark
Ridgeline is set. Use it a bit before you start fooling around as most folks find it is good out of the factory.
There are many video's on how to set it up through both the Hennessy site and YouTube as well as a search here.
Put your head wherever it is comfortable for you. Even if you are a dedicated side sleeper try starting on your back. Many of us find we back sleep in the hammock and side sleep on a mattress.
The only way to break it is to start messing with the suspension attached to the hammock. If you want to try other suspension options get a pair of rappel rings or spare carabiners and clove hitch them to the existing lines just past where the last prussic is attached. Put any kind of suspension you want from the tree huggers to the rings. Play with all the suspension systems that look interesting. By that time you will have enough nights on the hammock to have a clue about how it should feel and about what suspension you want so you can do what is needed to finalize a system.
FWIW Re Whoopee's. Their only advantage is they save a couple of ounces. OTOH they are fussy and easy to screw up. A lot of us use other systems like straps and buckles that are faster, less fiddly and totally attached to the hammock so we do not forget parts. They also have a strong following here who will tell anyone listening that they are a gift from the gods. I suggest you try them but also try the alternatives. Then you can make an informed decision. I have several different suspensions just because I like to play.
Good Advice! I think I will set it up tomorrow and sleep in it for the weekend. Then go from there.
I think leaving it as is will be fine for now. I do like the strap suspensions over whoopie systems!
I am glad I didn't mess with anything:-)on it. Might have messed things up! If it aint broke don't fix it!