Quote Originally Posted by greggg3 View Post
oh ok, so you actually then have two lines going from the rings to the trees? I think I get it now, thanks.
you can. I don't always. The procedure is

(a) set the ridgeline, under tension, using the "extra" lines.
(b) attach the suspension lines to trees at sharp angles with the lines from tree to ring slack, then tighten up those line until they start to pull up on the ring.

So when you get in the main suspension line is going to take the weight, but the ridgeline is set at the distance you want it to be.