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    I had been thinking the same thing, about adding a ridgeline. It seemed like I was always having to adjust the length of the shock cords that support the netting, due to variations of the setup. Also they are another conduit for water to follow. Then I started attaching the netting to the tarp's ridgeline eyes, since it is always pretty close to the same. I really enjoy the lack of the ridgeline for lounging. It seems to work well for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scottybdiving View Post
    I had been thinking the same thing, about adding a ridgeline. It seemed like I was always having to adjust the length of the shock cords that support the netting, due to variations of the setup. Also they are another conduit for water to follow. Then I started attaching the netting to the tarp's ridgeline eyes, since it is always pretty close to the same. I really enjoy the lack of the ridgeline for lounging. It seems to work well for me.
    On the Switch back even if you don't have a RL you still have the netting to interfere with lounging don't you?
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    Not sure which switchback you have, but the 1.1 Double Layer Switchback has loops sewn on the inside on either end of the bugnet.

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    The netting rolls up much higher than a ridgeline.

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    Yeah, with the netting rolled-up it really is out of the way.
    I haven't really looked at it in terms of adding a RL, so I'm not of much help.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lilricky View Post
    Not sure which switchback you have, but the 1.1 Double Layer Switchback has loops sewn on the inside on either end of the bugnet.
    I was told to not rely on these for a RL.

    Dutch, Take a look at this. It may be a simpler solution than running seperate lines around each tree...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scottybdiving View Post
    I had been thinking the same thing, about adding a ridgeline. It seemed like I was always having to adjust the length of the shock cords that support the netting, due to variations of the setup. Also they are another conduit for water to follow. Then I started attaching the netting to the tarp's ridgeline eyes, since it is always pretty close to the same. I really enjoy the lack of the ridgeline for lounging. It seems to work well for me.
    I contemplated this as well... Untill those times when you want to hang tarpless!!!

    If you do go this way, a couple prusik loops on the TRL make set up and adustment a snap.
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    Hey Guys,
    I don't and have not seen the switchback in person, but after looking at Grizz's videos on his new bridge hammock. Would that type of set-up work for this? With a non structural ridgeline and putting some tabs with shock cord on the netting. Just curious.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dblcorona View Post
    Hey Guys,
    I don't and have not seen the switchback in person, but after looking at Grizz's videos on his new bridge hammock. Would that type of set-up work for this? With a non structural ridgeline and putting some tabs with shock cord on the netting. Just curious.
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