Originally Posted by Just Jeff
2 - Play with how high you hang the feet. Hanging the feet higher than the head moves your torso closer to the head end when you settle...this can give you a LOT more leg room and a much flatter lay.
This sounded a little unconventional to me the first time it was recommended to me since I was always so focused on getting that ridge line level. I also thought that if my feet were higher than my head all the blood would run out of them. Not so. Once I started hanging my foot end slightly higher I noticed a significant increase in comfort. I also found myself waking up closer to the position I went to asleep in vs. sliding down into the fetal position.
I also notice calf pressure on my left leg that will go away when I ensure my shoulders are more to the left of the RL. Anytime I feel uncomfortable pressure on my legs it usually has something to do with my shoulder position which is also unconventional. I don't have a speer brand hammock though so YMMV.