Just got home from Target with a new hammock stand and i tightened it up as taught as i could without snapping my bug nets ridge line. The suspension line is straight across (45") high and when i get into the hammock I am laying on the crossbar that is running along the floor
Not a huge deal cuz when spring hits i plan to get one of those netting hammocks for my wife and I to lay in the back yard and I'm sure it will work with one of those.
I got it mainly for the purpose of getting my setup the way i want it without fighting the two feet of snow in my back yard that has crusted over and can "almost" hold my 265 lbs which means i keep breaking through half the time, trust me it's hilarious to watch.
I thought about cutting the ridgeline about halfway and putting loops in it that i can carabiner back to normal when i use it on the trail. Just so i can pull it tighter in the stand but it doesn't seem like I have alot of slack in the netting anyway so it would make cutting the ridgeline a moot point.
And in case you were wondering, yes it was quite comical seeing me use the bottom entry that close to the floor to get in and out at almost ground level
Anyone try this set up and could you get it to work or should i just bite the bullet and hack all of the frozen snow out of my way and do it right???