Results 1 to 3 of 3
  1. #1
    Senior Member rip waverly's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Location
    corvallis, oregon
    Hammock
    kbwaddy
    Tarp
    valesko
    Insulation
    ahurst
    Suspension
    dutch
    Posts
    1,599

    switchback structural ridgleline

    is there a structural ridgeline on the switchback?
    pics don't show one. looks real interesting, just wonder
    about consistent sag,,,,,?
    "Jeff-Becking"

    DOWNTOWN BROWN!!!!

  2. #2
    Senior Member ^shane^'s Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Location
    Arlington, TX
    Hammock
    WL Light Owl/Dangerbird
    Tarp
    WBBMJ Spinn+doors
    Insulation
    HammockGear Down!!
    Suspension
    Whoopies
    Posts
    723
    Images
    13
    No structural ridgeline.

    Think of what you are seeing as a ridge line as a three part system. Inside the netting, there is a length of cord that runs from attachment point to attachment point. At the attachment point on each end of the hammock, outside of the hammock, is shock cord and small line that runs to your tree anchor, your tarp ridge line, etc.

    I have taken off the stock shock cord/small line on my SwitchBacks, and have replaced them with short lengths of smaller shock cord to run directly to prussics on my tarp CRL.

    The hammock itself does not need a structural ridge line for comfort. Unlike some other hammocks, the SB likes to be hung fairly tight - less than 30degrees of angle. I've found a 30 degree angle hang not nearly as comfortable. I really don't see how you could incorporate a structural ridgeline and keep the netting.

    You DO need to either attach the netting pull outs to something to raise the netting, or pull an "Alan" and flip the hammock over making it a "netless" hammock if you don't need the netting.

    Last edited by ^shane^; 06-30-2011 at 20:48.
    "One of the best things you can do in this world is take a nap in the woods." ~ Jayber Crow by Wendell Berry

    "While it may be a lot of work, the view is best from the summit." ~ an anonymous staff member of Philmont Scout Ranch

    Enjoy the day
    Shane

  3. #3
    Senior Member rip waverly's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Location
    corvallis, oregon
    Hammock
    kbwaddy
    Tarp
    valesko
    Insulation
    ahurst
    Suspension
    dutch
    Posts
    1,599
    thanks shane.
    looks to me like a better skeeter beeter!

    i did see one at the oregon hang.. but couldn't really recall the build.
    and yeah.. it was hung tight.
    real comfy too.

    thanks for the user details. i keep getting nudged towards the switchback.
    "Jeff-Becking"

    DOWNTOWN BROWN!!!!

Similar Threads

  1. Exactly Where do You Tie Your Structural Ridgeline
    By gdkaufmann in forum Suspension Systems, Ridgelines, & Bug Nets
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 06-01-2014, 04:58
  2. Structural Ridgelines $9.50
    By lymphocytosis in forum Other Vendors and Services
    Replies: 13
    Last Post: 11-07-2011, 12:15
  3. What's so structural about a SRL?
    By Pipsissewa in forum General Hammock Talk
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: 08-17-2011, 05:44
  4. Structural ridge line on Switchback
    By Sidewinder in forum Tree to Tree Trail Gear
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 03-22-2011, 22:18
  5. ENO Structural Ridgeline
    By Hooch in forum Suspension Systems, Ridgelines, & Bug Nets
    Replies: 33
    Last Post: 04-28-2009, 10:32

Tags for this Thread

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •