Originally Posted by matto
This brings up something that's been on my mind.
As the force diagram shows, the angle of the suspension only effects the tension in the ridgeline -- not the fabric. So why then does getting the right angle make such a difference to the comfort of the lay?
In theory, if the WBBB had a slightly shorter RL you hang it "guitar string tight" and get a perfect lay every time.
(I fully expect that this theory is wrong. I'm hoping someone can explain why. Something to do with being able to shift your body weight when in the hammock maybe?)
Apologies if I'm treading over old ground here.
I invite you to walk in my shoes f or a while. I' am a Dutch civil engineer and think that my pictures of the equilibrium of forces at the end of the hammock are right.