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    Longer ridge line?

    Has anyone here played with longer ridge lines on their HH? No matter what I do, my ridgeline is always guitar string tight, which in turn causes (I think) crazy calf ridge. This is on 2 different HH.

    I bought a hammock from another vendor and I can easily control the tightness of the line by moving to different loops on my atlas straps, something I cannot do with the HH.

    Ideas?

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    Go higher with your attachment points on the trees. More angle to your suspension will loosen your ridgeline. I hang my hammocks with quite a bit more than 30* of angle. Also the sag in the ridgeline will loosen the net and allow the sides of the hammock to relax and give you more room at your head and shoulders and foot end. Good luck


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    Quote Originally Posted by HomerJ View Post
    Has anyone here played with longer ridge lines on their HH? No matter what I do, my ridgeline is always guitar string tight, which in turn causes (I think) crazy calf ridge. This is on 2 different HH.

    I bought a hammock from another vendor and I can easily control the tightness of the line by moving to different loops on my atlas straps, something I cannot do with the HH.

    Ideas?
    I have switched to a longer ridgeline on my newer HH's. The older models are approximately 17 cm longer (0.57 feet), which I find to be much more comfortable.
    It's a pretty easy fix to get a more comfortable hammock... In my experience there's no issues with the bug net, but the 17 cm longer ridgeline is probably the limit.
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    Wow, this is interesting, thanks! 17cm is quite a bit! I'll experiment with lengthening the line, it's nice to have an idea of what the limit is.

    I haven't looked yet, is the ridgeline tied with a knot or it has a loop at each end that the ropes feed through?

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    I have installed a longer ridge line on several of my hammocks, i.e. DH Sparrow, WBBB XLC, DH Raven, and SLD Trail Lair. I use a whoopie so that I can find the sweet spot (it also works to add a CL and adjust with carabiner wraps). What I like about a whoopie is the longer length is usually the longer length means the stock netting or top no longer fit, but with the whoopie I can reef it back to OEM specs and use the netting/top if needed.

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