Originally Posted by MacEntyre
A Switchback is an unusual hammock, because the "cut-across-the-leg" syndrome is reduced as you tighten the suspension. All other gathered end hammocks work the opposite way.
I learned this the hard way... got my netless SB and thought I knew how to hang it... on the third night, it occurred to me that Darby always looked too tight to me, so I tightened mine up, and Ah Ha! Comfort and Bliss!
I think you might get about as flat a lay as can be achieved in a gathered end hammock, if you try the Switchback.
A good second choice might be a Speer, but don't tell anyone... that is a well kept secret.
When you say you tighten it up , hanging you tree straps lower to ground (say 5 feet and then have a 30 degree hang at this point. I a bit confused on this a visual would help.
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