Originally Posted by susiew50
Did I maybe have it strung too tight?
If the zipper was hard to close you were probably just a little tight. I am pretty new to the NX250 but here's what works for me to get the proper hang.
With an empty hammock with hoops in place, bug netting and storm shield zipped closed - I tension the hammock until the storm shield droops to just about the level of the hammock sides, maybe an inch above. That seems to give me the correct tension when laying inside.
To get the proper foot end to head end relationship (which can be hard to get right on sloping ground) I make sure the droop in the storm shield created by proper tensioning is not midway between the two ends but is about 1/3 of the way down from the head end. I adjust this by raising or lowering one end at the tree.