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    How to solve feet hanging over edge of UC

    I'm only 5'9" but when I lay diagonally, my feet often hang over the top edge on my UC (but still inside the hammock). The UC is a Jarbidge River that is 42" wide. Happy with the quilt....well made and has kept me very warm down to 50* so far. It's just annoying/uncomfortable for my feet to hang over the edge. Any suggestions on how to fix?

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    Hang the foot end higher so that your body gravitates towards the head end. My foot end is often 18-24 inches higher for my BB XLC hammock.

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    Tighten just that side of the uq.
    Attach that side to the ridgeline with a prussic, similar to triangle thingies.
    Run shock cord from the foot side over the ridgeline to your head side.

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    Bias the suspension.
    Wrap the foot side a couple wraps around hammock whipping.
    See in this video below at 2:00 in.
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    Foot end is already approx 18" higher than head.

    Makes sense to pull the suspension tighter on the foot and head sides so that the quilt is somewhat at an angle. This specific UC does not come with independent suspension adjustment but that will be an easy fix.

    Thanks Guys!!
    Last edited by DownYonder; 10-11-2018 at 11:35.

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    Yeah it definitely needs some adjusting. As long as the quilt is wide enough (usually pretty standard) it should wrap up around your feet without any fiddling like this Hammockgear Incubator:

    It's overfill, not overstuff

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    The Jarbidge River UQ came with a continuous loop with adjustment on only one side. I simply ties a square knot center of the loop and added cord locks to the end that was fixed to the UQ....now all 4 corners can be adjusted independently. Thanks for the recs and the excellent video from Shug!

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    You've probably already done this, but make sure that the head end has an angle of 30. Tighten or loosen the suspension until the angle is achieved.

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