View Poll Results: How do you hang?

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  • Head end of the hammock higher than the foot end.

    18 6.23%
  • Foot end of the hammock higher than the head end.

    174 60.21%
  • As level as possible.

    85 29.41%
  • Don't know/don't care.

    12 4.15%
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  1. #21
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shug View Post
    Foot end a bit higher .... don't like sliding down to the foot end.
    Quote Originally Posted by Hangin' Burrito View Post
    'nuff said!
    +3 on sliding down.

    Foot end about 2 inches higher for me also

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    I voted foot end higher. But, that is for my gathered end hammocks only. For my JRB Bridge it is just the opposite, head end higher.
    For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory that is to be revealed to us....that the creation itself also will be set free from its slavery to corruption into the freedom of the glory of the children of God. For we know that the whole creation groans and suffers the pains of childbirth together until now.
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    I voted for level. I like a fair amount of sag and the I've never really noticed any difference with having either head or feet higher than the other. Thats just me and that is the nature of hammocking. Its a lot of feel since we are all different.
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    I'm not sure what it says about me NOT being top heavy (sigh), but I like level. Feet higher and my feet just get numb, I don't slide.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave41079 View Post
    I hang my foot end just a bit higher. I found if I hang level with my setup that I tend to slide towards the foot end overnight. Placing my feet just a few inches higher keeps my from sliding around. The way I look at this is there's more body mass above my waist than below it, so by adding a little more angle from the height on the foot it, it sort of balances everything out. As always, HYOH.
    I'm new to hanging but I'm finding this works best for me as well ...


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  6. #26
    I like to be level or my legs and feet go numb and cold

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    When I was setting it up level, I found I tended to slide towards the head end during the night.

    Now I set the head end visibly higher than the foot end (? ~ 6" ?) and I don't seem to slide towards either end.

    You probably should have asked a more specific question to distinquish between a gathered end hammock and a bridge hammock.
    Love my JRB BMB

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    I voted for level. That best with my DIY bridge.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MedicineMan View Post
    you can get a line level at lowes or home depot for cheap and they weigh very very little if you need a visual when setting up
    There's an app for that
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave41079 View Post
    I hang my foot end just a bit higher. I found if I hang level with my setup that I tend to slide towards the foot end overnight. Placing my feet just a few inches higher keeps my from sliding around. The way I look at this is there's more body mass above my waist than below it, so by adding a little more angle from the height on the foot it, it sort of balances everything out. As always, HYOH.
    +1 for the same reasons.
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