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    Kindle holder on ridge line?

    I like going out and hanging in my hammocks and reading in the park. However I would love to be hands free while holding up my kindle as I lay on my back. Lazy, i know. so I was wondering if anyone had come up with an ingenious way to suspend a kindle (or iPad) above them on the ridge line so they can just glance up and flip a page every once in a while without having to constantly hold the device up above you.
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    There was a great solution pictured recently in a thread about "What's on your ridgeline". Look at post #11....
    https://www.hammockforums.net/forum/...idgeline/pages
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    Quote Originally Posted by MAD777 View Post
    There was a great solution pictured recently in a thread about "What's on your ridgeline". Look at post #11....
    https://www.hammockforums.net/forum/...idgeline/pages
    That solution worked well for a few days until I headed out on a hike. All it is is Zing-It tied around the ipad and then each corner tie was prussicked to the ridgeline. That allowed me a decent control over the angle of the screen. The ipad did swing around quite a bit if you moved in the hammock. It had the drawback of not being able to remove the ipad quickly, I'll be working on a better solution as I will be hanging full time for the next few months.

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    I seem to recall Derek Hansen did a video where he used a rubber band to hold his phone on the Ridgeline like that but I'm on tapatalk so I'd have to search for it later. I don't have any experience trying it and a Kindle is obviously bigger than a phone so I don't know if it would work but it might be worth a shot.

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    I use 2 rubber wrapped gear ties. They are the kind that are bendable and hold shape.

    Will snap a pic tomorrow but it works a charm, only two 12" ties and it holds iPads and kindles with ease. Also, it's adjustable for the desired viewing angle.

    Just a pair of the larger size is all that is needed.
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    I use my Jolby Gorillapod turned upside down. One of the legs acts as a hook over the ridgeline and the other two hold the screen on either side without blocking much of it.
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    I noticed tonight that my iPad case has a hanging loop on the back.

    Typing this while relaxing in the garden, iPad suspended from the ridge line :-)

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    This is the rubber band video I was talking about in my previous post. Again, I haven't ever experimented with this so I don't know how well it will work on something as large as a Kindle but it might be worth a shot.


    For a bit more information you can go to Derek's Website, Theultimatehang.com

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    This is my solution with an I Pad.

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    This would be so much more comfy then holding my kindle. Thanks for the idea.

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