Originally Posted by DemostiX
Law Dawg is consistent in reporting what has worked for him, that longer line on the head side. That gives him a hammock that is longer as it appears to his legs and shorter as it presents itself to his head and shoulders.
Nobody else has gone so wild in deliberately setting up their hammocks off-center and dared to confessed it. Why not? Is anybody moving in the other direction?
As per Law Dawg' tag line: All smilies implied.
I guess I should have confessed it long ago!
Most every day, when using my Vario hammock stand, I resort to having the hammock attached as close as possible to the stand's foot end upright, and not as close to the head end ( reverse for my bridge).
Why? It is all about trying to have the foot end higher than the head end. Often, I can not get enough difference in the height of the 2 ends of the stand and still stay off the ground. Even with the foot end as high as it will go, I have to have the head end higher than desired to keep my butt off the ground. And ESPECIALLY with an HH Safari with it's huge space under the RL.
So, trying to get a little more head end tilt, I rig it with more cordage/webbing on the head end, and as little as possible on the foot. When I reverse this with my bridge it can be a problem, because with my head real close to the stand's upright, I might hit this upright once I am in and it sags and the stand flexes.
I don't really pay much attention to this in the woods, and just always approximate centering the hammock. Then I hang one end higher. And if that does not feel enough, then I just get out and raise that end a few inches higher, or maybe a few more. I guess one time more webbing on one end might be needed (in the woods) is when the trees are too far apart. And you are having trouble getting one end high enough in the trees.