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    Adjustable ridge line question

    I want to try out an adjustable ridge line. Should I make it out of amsteel or will zing it work? Also which is better to make it like whoopie sling or OCR? Thanks

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    Both lines will work, but if you ever need it to function like a true structural ridgeline when trees are way too far apart, you should use amsteel. Having said that, many people use zing-it successfully. They just don't push it to its limits.

    Amsteel is easier to splice. Whoopie or UCR - both good, your choice. Compromise with dynaglide? It's stronger than zing-it and easy to splice.

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    We build ours out of Dynaglide for the extra strength but small size. Build it like a whoopie and it will stay where you set it for length without any extra fiddling.
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    Dynaglide or Amsteel and use a stainless steel loop alien for foolproof adjustment, in freezing weather. No need for splicing or stickiness in freezing weather as with whoopies.

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    I've been using zingit on one hammock for a few seasons, and Jerry Brown hollow core spectra on the other hammock. No problems with either.
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    Do you use the adjustable ridgeline all the time? I am planning on making one and swapping it between hammocks. I then plan on making some fixed legnth ones when I find what works best.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Seadug View Post
    Do you use the adjustable ridgeline all the time? I am planning on making one and swapping it between hammocks. I then plan on making some fixed legnth ones when I find what works best.

    Never change mine..

    Admittedly, I don't adjust it often if at all on the Hyper D hammock and only occasionally on the Robic 1.2, mainly because the 1.2 is a bit lite for my ideal hammock and it requires a little fiddling to get a really comfortable lay. A trade-off for the sub 10 oz UL weight I suppose.
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    THis is a tarp ridgeline. I just mad a new one using Dutch's Reflect it with zing it for the prussics and a Namaclaw and trucker hitch loop to cinch it tight. I am using some small metal mitten hooks for the attachments. I recently heard about the Namaclaws and had to try the product. namagear.com is where to find the hardware.

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    I use a zing it whoopie for my hammock ridgeline set at 100 inches with room for adjustment either way. I have a 12 ft hammock and use the 83 percent rule to start off and adjust to comfort.

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