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    Video: A brief primer on the hang angle

    Work sends me to Asia for one and two weeks at time. It's a good time to work on videos, except of course that my hammocking gear is thousands of miles away, and a metropolitan area makes it difficult to find appropriate filming venues.


    But I gave it a whorl anyway, so you will see head shots from the nicely upholistered coach in the apartment, and lots of animation and graphics I can do on a computer. So I took on a topic I could do under these conditions ... explaining basic hammock physics ...


    Experienced hangers know that shallower hang angles create more stress on the cord and webbing of the hammock suspension system. This video is offered for anyone who is interested in the fundamental physical principle that makes this true, and doesn't already know why. My intent is to be as intuitive as I can without getting bogged down in mathematical notation. Trigonometry hides in the closet until the very end when we show some computed numbers that quantify the relationship between hang angle and force on the suspension.


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    Thanks for the new vid Grizz! Always informative!

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    Even though I dropped out of high school physics , I still enjoyed and understood the video - very well presented. thx!

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    Outstanding Thoroughly relatable to just about anyone. Bravo, sir.
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    Quote Originally Posted by richtorfla View Post
    Thanks for the new vid Grizz! Always informative!
    Hey, good to see you here old timer! Thanks for watching.
    Quote Originally Posted by mirrorslap View Post
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    Even though I dropped out of high school physics , I still enjoyed and understood the video - very well presented. thx!
    Great that you understood the presentation. That was the point! Although it took me 12 minutes to explain slowly and with visual aids something that 'normally' involves 30 seconds, one picture, an equation that assumes knowledge of trig, and an implicit appeal to an approach to modeling physics that no-one who hasn't been exposed to it is likely to have seen before.
    Quote Originally Posted by kitsapcowboy View Post
    Outstanding Thoroughly relatable to just about anyone. Bravo, sir.
    Thanks kitsapcowboy. I know you're someone who mastered those basics a few degrees ago... <grin>
    Thanks for watching.
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    This is fantastic!

    Link has been sent to my 10 year old (hopefully he will stop asking me those questions).

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    This video is too cool for words. I bet tent campers don't know and discuss stuff like this. I feel elite.

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    Nice to see a new video from you!
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    Thank you for the video lesson Grizz. Very interesting and informative. I watched from my hammock and you were right, I fell asleep and slept like a baby.

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    Excellent vid! I love the QED, lol.
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