Ok, so I rigged up some hang points in my garage (since I figure that is most of my R & D will come from.) I have the "hangers" at 15 and 13 feet apart(for various hang positions/scenarios) and 8 feet up (ya a little high I know but that is all I had to anchor too.) Any way I dug out my angle gauge-o-meter from the welding cabinet and proceed to properly hang my hammock. But only after watching the WB videos like another 6 times. I managed to get a 55 degree hang on each end and the hammock at chair level. According to the video 30 -70 degrees is ideal. I then tested my RL (the proper way) and voila it was dead perfect.
I took about an hour nap and had no foot issue as previously mentioned. And I was quite comfy...not perfect, but comfy non the less. So after my nap I then tried to play with the different variances. I put the foot higher then the head (as mentioned in the vid) and that really did not work for me. It ended up hurting my feet again...unless I just ad it too high. So then I re-adjusted everything again (all along using the angle gauge on the webbing as a guide) and got things to where I thought the should be. And slid in again. And was very comfy for the next 45 mins or so that I was in it.
The next day I went back out to the garage, and this time took my GG thin lite pad and my poncho liner and took another nap. I hadn't messed with anything from the previous day so it was all the same. After some sliding up, down and around I found that "sweet" spot everyone talks about. I fell fast asleep and was actually pissed when the timer went off for me to get up and finish my day.
It's nice to have something in my garage to be able to play with. Just from the couple of times I messed around I was better able to see what a good angle is, proper RL, and how if I pull on this, like this, it does this, or if I let out here, and pull there, it does this. So I am now able to get information in the old noggin so that I can start getting the "techno tard" in me satisfied.
The only thing that I can see as a minor deal now, is that the hammock is directional. As in I may not be able to hang it looking out at the view I want to fall asleep/wake up to. Do to its dictative zipper/shelf/foot box configuration. But that is minuscule in comparison. To the problems already alleviated.
I is now a happy hanger