Originally Posted by Just Jeff
Basic trig - force on the support is the hypoteneus of a triangle.
h = (.5 x user weight) / sin(support angle)
Youngblood posted an Excel spreadsheet in the Files section of Yahoo hammockcamping. You plug in your weight and it spits out the force for various angles. You need to be logged into Yahoo to access the files.
You don't have to teach me Trig. I taught trig at University. I was really referring to learning more complex concepts.
EDIT:Sorry just realized it seems as though I was attacking you. I was just explaining that I wanted to actually learn statics, not just the rudiments.