Originally Posted by bmwrider
Setting up a hyperlite side zip with super shelter, I watched the video and set it up the same way, rewatched the video to be sure, but every time I get in, the hammock its self rotates back away from me, and when I lay down part of the neting is under my left shoulder.
What I think the problem is, is that the under cover is too tight and bering the weight causing slack in the hammock allowing it rotate as I slide my butt into it.
Has anyone had this problem?
How do I fix it?
Originally Posted by nryche
Sounds like you are not using the tie outs. Make sure that the tie outs go through the side holes in the super shelter and pad even if you are not staking them to the ground. Helps hold it all together. Also make sure when you sit in the hammock that you sit closer to the zipper and spread out the far side before laying down.
That was my 1st thought upon reading the OP. Other than that, I am rather baffled as to how the hammock is rotating within the SS, I don't see how it could happen if you are using the side tie outs. In fact, I often do not use the tie outs on several different SSs, and still it does not rotate on me, unless I take my hands and move the SS
on purpose for a more perfect fit, which I often do. But even then, that is me moving the SS, not the hammock rotating!
Now, on my 1st ever night in a hammock and HHSS, a really miserable night, I did a whole lot of thrashing trying to get inside my sleeping bag on a 22F night. Never did get er done. When I woke up shivering violently about 0200 hrs, I tried to escape the hammock and couldn't. Fighting a sense of panic, I got my flashlight on and found I was laying partly in the net, with the bottom entry and SS UC/pad almost ABOVE me! The entire hammock and SS had rotated around the RL as I did acrobatics trying to get in my bag. But, that is different than what I think you are saying. The entire hammock and SS rotated together. I can't figure out how your hammock is rotating as you try and get in. Is the SS rotating with it? Do you grab and edge of the hammock and hold it under your highs/knees as you are sitting down, to keep it from moving?
As for load bearing and/or being too tight, here is my normal experience: when I put my 215 lbs into my hammock, I can reach out and slide my hand under my back and push down on the UC or UC and pad either one. With just a small amount of pressure,I can push one or both down below my back a foot or to if not using the side tie outs. The side tie outs will limit the distance I can push it obviously, sense pretty soon I am also trying to push the hammock down which is attached at the side guy out points to the UC. Still, even then, the support given my back is never a bit more than one of my dif cut snug fit UQs, if that much.
But that does not mean you could not some how have it tensioned too tightly. Or that something might not be on inside out, backwards or upside down! Which I was nearby and could have a quick look at it. These things can be confusing on 1st set up. But once you have done it correctly, it's like " well why was that so hard at 1st?".