Question for GRIZ ... aka, professor hammock.
So .... does the angle of hang change the amount of force on the back of a tree hugger?
A 45 degree hang, for example, puts a lot less tension, and therefore normal force, on a tree than a 30 degree hang angle.
The closer the hang angle to zero the more tension in the lines and therefore a higher normal force on the tree ....
So ... does this (Griz, this one's for you) equate to more compression on the tree bark by the strap for a lower hang angle?
Of course the wider the strap the more area the force is spread over, however, I think we must equate the width of straps to the hang angle as well ....
Interesting questions ......
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