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    Senior Member PuckerFactor's Avatar
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    I don't know exactly what my "sleep number" :P is, but it's definitely lower than 83%. I make my ASRs with about 1 foot of play on either side of 83%, and I keep mine close to the shortest it'll go. So, probably in the 78% range.

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    Just to throw in a little curve ---

    135%

    ridge line to hammock length ratio

    But then I use a Bridge exclusively

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    Ha! I was wondering for a second how 135% was even possible

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    If you exceed a certain percentage on your ridgeline, would you also be exceeding the ideal 30 degree hang from the trees too? ~Cnugget

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    Do what makes you feel comfortable. There is no scientific study that brought about the 83% rule of thumb. I like mine shorter.
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    I played and played with an adjustable ridge line until it was perfect for me. I then tied a piece of zing it into a ridgeline of that exact length, so I would have the perfect fit for me. Measured it one day - exactly .83. I am not a unique little snowflake. 10 ft 1.0 hyperD with way too much weight in it BTW.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gnomad View Post
    I played and played with an adjustable ridge line until it was perfect for me. I then tied a piece of zing it into a ridgeline of that exact length, so I would have the perfect fit for me. Measured it one day - exactly .83. I am not a unique little snowflake. 10 ft 1.0 hyperD with way too much weight in it BTW.
    Isn't 83% the perfect snowflake? Don't count yourself short. Sounds like an awesome setup.. I just wish I could find my happy place.. It's seems illusive to me.

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    Senior Member SGT Rock's Avatar
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    A good reason to make an adjustable ridge line and play with it until you find your happy place.
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    I agree with Sarge.....I made mine adjustable. As a newbie, I reserve the right to not know what is best for me right away!....Tom

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    Quote Originally Posted by nugget View Post
    If you exceed a certain percentage on your ridgeline, would you also be exceeding the ideal 30 degree hang from the trees too? ~Cnugget
    Yes, adjusting the CLR does affect the suspension angle in a hung hammock. You just have to look and see if it's enough to worry about.

    If your CRL is causing the angle to be too low or too high, then adjust the slack/length in the suspension. If adjusting the suspension makes your hammock too low or too high, raise or lower the tree straps. Only adjust the CRL for comfort and then adjust everything else to that.

    If you can't get your straps high enough because they are so far apart, you may have to sacrifice hammock height or move.

    It helps to know your suspension weight limits because sometimes you just can't get up to 30%.

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