Originally Posted by dchrismer
the guy who got me into hammocks, taught me to get as much slack out of the hammock. As such, the ridgeline is quite tight
The one thing, I have done though is raise the foot end higher than the head end. That really seems to make a more comfortable hang for me.
Same here on the foot end height, and the same in several other hammocks. But from the beginning with my HH I have just done it per HH directions: " Pass rope ends through webbing loops. Adjust hammock until centered and ridge line is level and under light tension."
That is all that has been needed for me. Other times I have pulled it a good bit tighter, and that seemed to work OK also, but I might be putting undue stress on the suspension, RL and trees. Once using a Hitchcraft rope handling device, I over tensioned it and may have even stretched the RL. It was noticeably less comfortable. I have not applied a lot of tension since then.