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    Question Home hangin' distance question

    Ok guys, the only place I can find to hang in the house where I wont pull the walls down is only a gap of 12' 10". Is it far enough? Ive got a cheapy parachute sling and a clothy backyard deal with no spreaders (Brazilian-ish ?). I have back issues and would like to get out of the mattress and into hanging.

    Thanks for the help!
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    I figure most stands are about this far apart?

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    12 ft should be fine-considering; how tall are you, how long is the hammock (of choice) and how diagonal do you want to orient yourself?? all factor into what they call the 'sweet spot', or optimal lay. some experimentation, (or perhaps a ridgeline) might be needed. have fun playing! KM

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    That might help huh?! I'm 6'4 300lbs. My chute hammock is 9 feet. My "Brazilian" is about the same.

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    http://www.hammockforums.net/forum/s...ad.php?t=20848

    My stand is 12 feet 4 inches and works great. It's enough.

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    Looks like that section is a no-go. Might have to go with the 2x4 method.

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    I hang from a short span indoors. Works fine for me. Doesn't work well with big 11 foot plus hammocks.
    I do a short suspension mod to the hammocks with a short piece of webbing larksheaded on, then a 'biner clips to my wall bracket.

    Hang where you can.

    A 10 foot hammock will fit nice in a ten foot span. Once you deduct for sag (83%), you adapt your suspension to the location, your hanging!

    I say go for it!!
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    I just secured bolts in my kids' room. The length is just over 11' and it is working nicely. I puts the bolts at 5' above the ground, and that seemed to get me the magic hanging angle I was shooting for.

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    distance-wise you should be fine. make sure you get whatever youre using as wall anchors into sum'n serious.

    also i like your adjectives, theyre very hammocky

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    Quote Originally Posted by TFC Rick View Post
    That might help huh?! I'm 6'4 300lbs. My chute hammock is 9 feet. My "Brazilian" is about the same.
    For what it's worth, I'm about 6'2" and 260. I hang diagonal across my room. I figured the sideways forces would be better than 90 degrees. I hang over 50% of the time and have for over 6 months. I've noticed no cracking or any stress showing on the walls. I drilled at an angle into the studs then screwed in strong eye bolts.

    I'm not saying you won't have problems, just that this has been a great thing for me.

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