Originally Posted by Just Jeff
With 5' wide and 11' long, you should have no problems with shoulder squeeze once you find the right sag. Assuming the material isn't stretching like mine was, at least. But Risk slept in the middle of his for a long time and said he was comfortable that way...as long as it's working for you, there's not a "right" way.
I make my hammocks about 48 inches wide and sleeping diagonally is harder, but hanging the hammock too tight will definately put shoulder squeeze into the picture. Also, the more shoulder squeeze, the harder it is to stay warm and the wider the pad needs to be...