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    Welcome aboard Alex. A DIYer so can't answer about the frontliner. Just went and checked and the height between my RL and chest is 27", RL to forehead is 24". This is with my No Hardware Single Line Suspension on my indoor stand. The RL is 61" off the floor. Hope this will help.
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    Where is a good place to purchase the Amsteel 12?...The link in the OP does not work...Thanks!

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    try this one tank29. I was very pleased and I believe the discount code still works http://www.hammockforums.net/forum/s...ad.php?t=11819
    Last edited by olddog; 08-05-2011 at 23:36.
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    Quote Originally Posted by olddog View Post
    try this one tank29. I was very pleased and I believe the discount code still works http://www.hammockforums.net/forum/s...ad.php?t=11819
    Thanks...Ordered 200ft...Now all I have to get are the descending rings...

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    Single Line Suspension?--Old News....

    Sure seems like Single line suspension...for a TRUE Horizontal no less...from Exped......

    http://soldiersystems.net/2011/08/08...bi-from-exped/


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    I finally got all the stuff and started turning a pile of parts into a hammock. Decided to use a single line setup with 7/64" Amsteel Blue and 2.8 oz nylon for the body (I'm a big guy, 6'4" and 250#). The ends are lashed with paracord just to keep everything in place, then some 9" long Amsteel slings with eyes spliced into each end tie the body to the ridgeline. I think I want to redo the lashing and reduce some tension on the sides, but I threw it into a pair of trees in the front yard and it actually kept my butt off the ground! I'm using 2000 pound slings around the trees and plan on putting biners between the slings and ridgeline to reduce wear. I know the slings need to break in some and I need to get the sag set right, but I'll work on that this weekend.

    I have a question, though. How tight should the ridgeline be rigged without me in the hammock? I had it pretty tight, and when I was in the thing it sounded like the low E on a guitar.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SFT2 View Post
    I have a question, though. How tight should the ridgeline be rigged without me in the hammock? I had it pretty tight, and when I was in the thing it sounded like the low E on a guitar.
    Before you get in you should be able to coil the ridgeline around your hand with ease. When you're in the hammock it should have enough flex for to be able to twist it at a 90* angle with your thumb and first two fingers. If you can start a funky band with your ridge line it is too tight.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Catavarie View Post
    Before you get in you should be able to coil the ridgeline around your hand with ease. When you're in the hammock it should have enough flex for to be able to twist it at a 90* angle with your thumb and first two fingers. If you can start a funky band with your ridge line it is too tight.
    Cool, thanks. I'll set it up like that this weekend. I'm guessing the slings on the trees will have to be about 6' off the ground to give me about 6" off the ground while unconscious, assuming the trees are 20'-21' apart like the front yard. Just need to fetch some welded rings and rated biners tomorrow. Actually, skip the biners. I can just use the shackles in the Jeep. Less weight to haul around!

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    Quote Originally Posted by SFT2 View Post
    Cool, thanks. I'll set it up like that this weekend. I'm guessing the slings on the trees will have to be about 6' off the ground to give me about 6" off the ground while unconscious, assuming the trees are 20'-21' apart like the front yard. Just need to fetch some welded rings and rated biners tomorrow. Actually, skip the biners. I can just use the shackles in the Jeep. Less weight to haul around!
    Dejoha's calculator can help you figure out how high to hang your straps to attain the proper 30* angle for your tree distance and prefered height off the ground.
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