Originally Posted by cyclismo123
I have looked around here and can't seem to find an answer to this nagging question. If I missed it apologies.
As a rule of thumb a structural ridge line should be 83 percent of the hammock length. Two parter:
I presume the length we are talking about is the hammock length as it it were flat on the floor?
Suppose this rule of thumb doesn't work. Does increasing or decreasing the ridgeline length increase sag, an by extension flatness of lay?
Much obliged in advance.
The first poster must be referring to tarps.
As for a hammock, yes, the 83% of the length of hammock when stretched out, or layed on the floor. I use a whoopie sling for my ridgeline, so I can adjust either way. If you shorten the ridge, it will give more sag, some find this more comfortable. I recommend using the adjustable ridge, then when you find the sweet spot,you can leave it. I use one of the bread wrapper twist ties to keep the whoopie from coming off the hammock.