A couple of days ago, I built a bamboo hammock stand to finally be able to hang indoors. I copied Turtlelady's stand as much as I could from the photos. The only thing I did differently is that I used bamboo for the ridge pole as well. My ridge pole is 3m long, which means that the prussiks which connect to the hammock are about 2,90m apart. Longer would be better, but 3m was the best I could do. I measured my WBBB roughly when set up outdoors, and the lenght should have been just about right.
However, when I attached the hammock to the stand, things don't seem to work like they usually do. When I set up the hammock between 2 posts or trees, the ridge line usually hangs quite loose, until I get in the hammock. Set up on the ridge pole, the hammock behaves differently. If the ridge line is loose, it stays loose. I had to push the prussiks apart until the ridge line was quite tight. But when getting in, it doesn't get tighter - I rather think it gets more loose! Maybe the reason for this is, that the bamboo pole bends a bit? I wouldn't mind, but I just can't get comfortable in the hammock. There always is a ridge under my knees or calves. It's OK to sleep in the hammock for 1 or 2 hours, but then I have to get out.
What am I doing wrong? Does the WBBB maybe not work with this type of stand? Would I avoid problems by getting a simpler hammock like e.g. a Ticket to the Moon?