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    in it for the naps oldgringo's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by titanium_hiker View Post
    I don't understand why whoopies make your suspension longer, I'm going to post another thread about this. http://www.hammockforums.net/forum/s...986#post385986

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    th, they don't make it "longer", it's just that other options, like webbing/cinch buckles are shorter...you can suck your hammock right up against the tree, if need be. A whoopie won't do that.
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    Ok,

    I temporarily shortened the ridgeline in the BB and that was not the answer. I then hung higher on my suspensions at about 35 degrees and got more of a relaxed lay. The only problem now that I am having is that with the distance of my 35 degrees I am almost sitting on the ground (I only have two trees I can hang from in my backyard) which puts me well under my tarp, or I need to get 12' up with my suspensions to get me off the ground. My trees are 17' measured apart.

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    17' is a lot of strap allowing for more stretch. A thought . . . since they're regularly used trees, maybe a more permanent strap higher up the trunk with rings or loop that you can attach the wbbb to. I'd check for wear, but at least you wouldn't need a ladder ALL the time. On second thought, dunno if that's great for the trees.

    Or there's always really long sticks. Ok, going out to play in the snow. Good luck!

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