Originally Posted by VictoriaGuy
Lying (slightly) diagonally in a gathered-end hammock may reduce the curve, but it is still a long way from 'flat' (flat=lying on the floor), as has been discussed a lot in other threads.
Hundreds of pics here demonstrate this - I've seen way more 'knees and feet in the air' pics than I needed!
We're lying on a stretchy bed, and most of our weight is in the middle of our bodies, so the curve is the result...
Not sure why your pointing this out since I didn't say anything about 'flat' or even flatlike.
I did mention, however, that lying in the hammock that gives the "banana look" is also giving the body a curve in the hammock, eluding that the "pronounced" curve may not be the best for the body and for comfort.
Some like a very hard surface, floor or board like, others a very soft surface and everything in between.
I did mention that the diaganal lay in a hammock may be the best use of the hammock for comfort.
Of course, not for all. My wife loves to rest but cannot sleep in a gathered end due to her leg and knee discomfort. I think a bridge may be in her future.