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    ?length of hammock for highth of hanger formulae?

    Looking for a lil' advice. Im 5' 7'' and a buck fifly. Version 1.0 of my hammock was nine feet long, 1.1 works fine for me. Most threads seem to be starting at 10'. I know it's really subjective. but look at a pic of a kid in an adult hammock. You ever seen one not having a great time and all the room in the world.
    Are there any pro equations for size and weight of hammock to fit an individual?

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    I'm 6'2" and I made mine 11ft (finished). I did a prototype at 12ft but it just seemed huge and didn't really help the lay much. At your height 10ft would give you just a bit more room proportionally than I have, I think you'd be happy. I don't know if I'd go very much shorter than that.

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    +1 on the 10' +

    I'm 6', and I love my 11'. I had a 11'6", couldn't tell the difference, other than it wouldn't fit my hammock stand.
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