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    Hey guys, so looking at my WBBB I now understand how the footbox works, I have managed to get some 1.5 ripstop locally and will do a 'practice' hammock. Its going to be roughly 126" in length, im having trouble understanding how long to make the ridgeline, I found when I slept in my WBBB that the ridgeline was SUPER taught, I was worried!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mattmacman View Post
    ...im having trouble understanding how long to make the ridgeline, I found when I slept in my WBBB that the ridgeline was SUPER taught, I was worried!
    Start with a ridge that is 83% of the distance between the points you will use to attach the line (when the hammock is laid out flat on the ground) and adjust from there for your comfort or use an adjustable ridgeline. Better yet, start without a ridgeline and adjust the hammock to your liking and then make the ridgeline to maintain that amount of sag.

    High tension in the ridgeline indicates the hammock is hung at a less than ideal angle (too flat/stretched out). Raise the tree straps and lengthen the suspension to take tension off of the ridgeline.

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    Check out this thread and video, maybe it will give you some ideas:

    http://www.hammockforums.net/forum/s...ighlight=ghost
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    If I had a dollar for every time I had watched that video I would have lots of dollars., its great! As for the Ridgeline im assuming 83% refers to 83% of the hammocks total length? To make a URL do i use a whoopie sling in its place?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mattmacman View Post
    If I had a dollar for every time I had watched that video I would have lots of dollars., its great! As for the Ridgeline im assuming 83% refers to 83% of the hammocks total length?
    Yes. When I figure it I use the length of the material before I started sewing it. But that is just me.
    To make a URL do i use a whoopie sling in its place?
    You mean UCR? URL is a web address LOL.

    You can use a WS in the place of the UCR. It only saves a few grams to go with a UCR over a WS of the same length and the UCR is a little trickier to get right. Not shown in that video, but now I am using Dutch Hooks so my UCRs are on my straps full time and there is a pig tail at the end of my hammock that connects to the Dutch Hook at the end of the UCR.

    You could also do a WS adjustable ridgeline, but I have no experience doing that. When I did it, I just used knots until it felt right.
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