Congradulations on a successful mod. Rip you have recognized the reason the SB was not designed with a non adjustable structural ridge line. Not everyone is the same. Some, if not most prefer a bit less sag with the SB, while others prefer more. A fixed, non adjustable ridge line, would limit the adjustability of the hammock. The ability to adjust to conditions would also be compromised.Because of the height of the netting the ridge line would need to be very long. If you were in a situation that forced you into a short hang, where the trees were only slightly longer than your hammock you would have a problem with net sag. Another major reason the hammock was not designed with a structural ridgeline fixed or adjustable, is protection of the integrity of the gear. Shock cord is used to suspend the netting to allow for the widest range of adjustability and to protect the netting in case of catastrophic failure of the suspension. If the suspension were to fail below the attachment point of a ridge line there is a good chance of net damage.For those of you who know what meets your needs and have modified your gear accordingly, that is what makes this so great. Thanks for sharing, John
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