Originally Posted by ibgary
83% of hammock leangth is ~ 99" on a 10' hammock, ~107" for 11' ext.
Structural ridge line tension is effected by the suspension length and angle, right?
So if the trees are 40' apart and the angle is 5-10 deg, there will.be a lot of tension when you weight the hammock. What's wrong with having a lot of tension on the Srl? After all is is structural and it, the suspension and the anchors/trees are taking the load, not the hammock, right?
What's wrong, Gary, is that sometimes the SRL is not strong enough for the angles employed.
Therefore, I have split my gear between conventional hanging and SLS.
Be that as it may, if the SRL truly becomes "structural," as you have rightly noted
, then it needs to be stronger than those utilized in conventional hangs (or sold on line).
A man can reach only so far up a tree in the field. And he has less control over how far apart are the trees or where their branches might be positioned relative to the ideal elevation. Therefore, he is advised to have a stronger SRL than commonly put into service (or sold on line).
It's just a matter of math, really.