Here is another thing I have been forgetting to post. Recently, I had mentioned how inadvertantly overtightening hy HH with a hitchcraft actually resulted in a little shoulder squeeze. This led to a little experimentation that showed that, at least in my case with my HHUL Explorer, I was actually noticeably more comfortable and flat if I only tightened my suspension moderately.
Except for one item: that darn net. The net tends to be a little close to my face when I lay on the diagonal, under the best of circumstances. If I don't tighten the devil out of the suspension, it is quite a bit worse. I suspect my netting might have been stretched a bit from a "mishap" that occurred the 1st night I ever used it. So my net might be a bit looser than average, or not.
Since I decided I prefer the feel of a slightly looser pitch, I started experimenting with ideas to control the net. First, I went back to the approach of trying to tighten the heck out of the side guy out lines/elastic. This helped somewhat, but no matter how much you tighten them, they loosen some as the hammock sags. Then, I played around with some Gripclips attached to the net on both sides, using a line over the ridgeline to the other clip. Or, a line on the outside from the grip clip to either the tarp ridge, wall or side tie out points. Again, all of this helped somewhat.
Finally, about 2 days before I went to Neo's Tenn gathering, a light bulb lit up as I thought about the adjustable ridge line on my Speer. So I knotted a thin line thru the HH ridge line loop at the foot end. I ran the other end thru the loop at the head end with some excess heading back towards the foot. Then, after I am in and laying down, I used the Speer technique. I put a truckers hitch in the line, ran the end of the line thru the loop and tightened up. Bingo. The net pulled up away from my face, high and wide just like it does in the Speer. Duh!
I'll continue to fiddle with it for improvement. I may need to use another type of line, because the line tends to "grip" ( abrade? ) the HH loop, making it hard to pull thru. I may need something a little slick. And there may be a better place to attach this line than the loops. Any suggestions?
It seems that one of the "disconnecting" ridge line schemes might be best, with a biner and fixed ridge line for setting the sag that could also be adjusted once yo are in the hammock. My technique causes some slack in the HH RL. Not a big deal, and the new line is tight and things can be hung from that if the looser HH RL is a problem.
But in the mean time, as I figure all of that out, for all practical purposes, problem solved.