Originally Posted by hawghangar
Although I've replaced my ridgeline with 6' whoopies/ring/huggers all-in-one suspension, I don't see how this should affect the HH stock RL and lay of the hammock. The new suspension is attached exactly as the stock suspension - and I don't believe I have changed the effective length of the hammock or RL.
This was an email reply I got from James at HH:
The length of the ridgeline will vary slightly depending on how much the mesh stretches when under tension. The best way to know if you have the correct length is to look at the mesh. If you see wrinkles moving horizontally you need to shorten the ridgeline. If you see wrinkles going vertically then the ridgeline is too short. Ideally you would see no wrinkles but if you have to error on one side or the other it's probably better to have your ridgeline be a little short.
Hawg, I'm guessing you meant that you replaced your suspension and not your ridgeline. I'm not exactly sure how this would change your ridgeline, but I can visualize in my mind a scenario where the end loops of the ridgeline were able to slide down slightly on the newly installed suspension.... which in effect would lengthen the ridgeline, and reduce the sag in my hammock.... which could increase the center ridge causing my calf pressure. If this has indeed happened, that would explain why I need to set up my hammock with an overly loose ridgeline.