So I just feel like I'm not doing something right...
I've got my tree huggers, whoopie slings and adjustable ridgeline, all DIY, but for some reason things don't look or feel right.
When I set up my 7.5' MYOG hammock without a ridgeline, I feel like it works much better than with. I don't feel like my suspension is under a great strain or that my fabric is groaning under my weight. But then for some reason it doesn't fit under my WL Tadpole Tarp, which makes no sense because it's an 11' ridgeline and the fabric I made my fabric out of was 8' total, so after hem and channels sewn in, there's just no physical way it shouldn't fit even under a hex tarp! The same thing keeps happening with my husband's 9.5' hammock.
So I put the stupid ridgeline back on and all the other issues come back, my ridgeline, tree huggers and hammock fabric all just seem to be under a massive strain so much so that when I sit down the whoopie comes off the knot every time and my tree huggers slide down the tree an inch. On top of all that, the ridgeline is a tight as a drum and can be played like a guitar string and it's in my way! I can't get in or out of my hammock without treeing myself and I lost all ability to sit in it like a chair. Also I HATE having the kind of curve in my hammock that is present when I use the ridgeline which is set to 100". I just feel like I can't lay flat enough and side sleeping is near impossible.
The other big issue I'm having is that no matter what I do, my tarp ridgeline and my hammock suspension are always touching and bumping each other. Maybe it's all in my head but I thought this was bad. Anyway no matter how I hang it all up either my ropes aren't touching or I'm comfy, I don't seem to be able to do both.
What on God's green earth am I doing wrong!?!? I'm about to go screaming into the night, which will be sure to get my neighbors talking even more about the crazy lady that keeps hanging weird things in her trees.