Alright, I've looked for a couple weeks now throughout these forums and I'm finally giving in. I have a ridgeline dilemma! Or maybe a few...
[The specs: I have a 10' 9" gathered end. I have a 108" ridgeline. The ridgeline itself is made of zing-it 1.75mm.]
1.) Ridgline is tight, standard-guitar-string tight. When I'm in it, I can't get a 90° bend out of it at all. I've tried steeper hang angles, I've tried shallow ones. I've measured over and over.
As I understand from my research on these forums, this is a slightly debated topic. Some don't care too much if it's tight, some have the magical in-between down pat. This leads me too...
2.) I've spent some time, completely comfortable, in this hammock without a ridgeline, but when the tight ridgeline is on, it's almost as if it's holding the middle (the longways middle) of the hammock up. If I lay in a diagonal, my legs drop off.
I've spend so much time being really excited about this project, and I still am! I'm just thoroughly confuddled as to what I'm doing wrong. Anybody out there have any idea what my next step is?!
As if my shoddy photography skills can help, this a picture of the set up.
Any help would be GREATLY appreciated! Thanks.