Originally Posted by TeeDee
Interesting, very interesting.
Why does does 10 minutes of hanging make a difference? And if you are using at least 30 minutes from hang start to take down finish, then you must have factored in, what, 20 minutes of hanging for things to loosen up.
Why would the hang time be a factor, unless the suspension, or ridgeline is stretching and thus loosening the buckle enough to make it easier.
I can't answer that for sure. I can't really imagine a way to find out for sure without some pretty serious testing equipment, either. Not something I want to get into.
If you'll permit me some latitude, I'll hazard a guess though. Just because the load-bearing portions of my setup don't stretch appreciably doesn't mean they don't stretch at ALL. I'm thinking that the little bit of stretch that IS present, combined with the moving around that always accompanies occupation (over a short time) is enough to loosen the buckles. But like I said, just a guess.