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    ridge lines love them or hate them

    i recieved a 11 ft hammock today with a 9 ft fixed ridge line .
    a.the hammock is to long
    b.way to much sag
    c.the only way this hammock will work
    me is to send it back and it shortned
    to 9.5 ft and throw the ridge line away
    i hate ridge linesneo
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    Quote Originally Posted by neo View Post
    i recieved a 11 ft hammock today with a 9 ft fixed ridge line .
    a.the hammock is to long
    b.way to much sag
    c.the only way this hammock will work
    me is to send it back and it shortned
    to 9.5 ft and throw the ridge line away
    i hate ridge linesneo
    plus non of my tarps work with this set upneo
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    I don't have that problem with my eleven footer. Made an adjustable RL for it, but it hangs fine without it. Use the RL to hang a pouch and bug net.
    The Big Daddy tarp works great too.

    Pull the RL and try hanging without it.
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    It sounds like you need to experiment with laying on more of a diagonal, rather than altering or sending it back.

    Most ridgelines are set at about 83% of the length of the hammock fabric. For an 11' hammock, that's right at 9ft...

    I bet that's an incredibly comfortable hammock if you give it a chance.
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    Quote Originally Posted by angrysparrow View Post
    It sounds like you need to experiment with laying on more of a diagonal, rather than altering or sending it back.

    Most ridgelines are set at about 83% of the length of the hammock fabric. For an 11' hammock, that's right at 9ft...

    I bet that's an incredibly comfortable hammock if you give it a chance.
    i feel uncomfortable because 11 ft ridge line tarp is aint long enough for me
    plus dont like ridge linesneo
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    Quote Originally Posted by neo View Post
    i feel uncomfortable because 11 ft ridge line tarp is aint long enough for me
    If your tarp is 11 ft long, but the hammock ridgeline is only 9ft...then there's a foot of overlap on each end. As long as the tarp is pitched closely to the ridgeline, you should stay quite dry.


    Quote Originally Posted by neo View Post
    plus dont like ridge linesneo
    I think you're closing off a lot of advantages if you don't give them a chance.

    HYOH!
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    Quote Originally Posted by angrysparrow View Post
    If your tarp is 11 ft long, but the hammock ridgeline is only 9ft...then there's a foot of overlap on each end. As long as the tarp is pitched closely to the ridgeline, you should stay quite dry.




    I think you're closing off a lot of advantages if you don't give them a chance.

    HYOH!

    you gotta remember i am an old school claytor jungle hammock hanger
    so all this new stuff is difficult for me lolneo
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    Quote Originally Posted by neo View Post
    you gotta remember i am an old school claytor jungle hammock hanger
    so all this new stuff is difficult for me lolneo
    Ridgelines aren't new. Speer and Hennessy were both using them...as long as Claytor has been around.

    You just need to expand your horizons a little. Try some different laying positions in the hammock, more diagonal. That ridgeline will grow on you, once you figure out that it helps you get the same lie every time.
    I think that when the lies are all told and forgot the truth will be there yet. It dont move about from place to place and it dont change from time to time. You cant corrupt it any more than you can salt salt. - Cormac McCarthy

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    Quote Originally Posted by neo View Post
    you gotta remember i am an old school claytor jungle hammock hanger
    so all this new stuff is difficult for me lolneo
    But Neo, you have been taking a lot of wild chances lately! Crazy stuff like UQs and whoopie slings! I'm thinking it took you some time after you got them to decide they were not so bad after all. ( heck what is really crazy is you have posted some pics of a Hennessy you have been using! )

    I hang with and without RLs. I have never bothered with one on my Claytor No Net and don't recall missing it. Probably because it does not seem to matter much if I have a lot of sag in it or very little, and with no net there is not much need to hang anything from the RL. No RL on my Speer.

    My RLs on the HHs have always worked fine( just pull them moderately tight and the sag feels about right) and seemed handy. Particularly with the netted bottom entry, when I would just have most anything I was likely to need inside the hammock with me, hanging from the RL either above me or with stuff sacks tied into the RL loops at the hammock ends.

    I usually have RLs added to my JRB bridge hammocks, for the exact length recommended by JRB, then just adjust until RL is straight. Just seems like a quicker adjustment.
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    I'm a big fan of ridgelines. They do 3 things for me.
    1. Help me set the proper sag.
    2. Support my bugnet (required in Florida year round).
    3. A place to hang my glasses, headlamp & water bottle and sometimes, bear spray.

    As to length, my hammock is 11' long which I consider perfect for my 6'-1" height and my ridgeline is 9'-5" (111") long. I use a MacCat Ultra Spinn tarp with a 12' ridgeline.

    Some day I'll spring for a cuben tarp but it will have at least a 11.5' -12' ridgeline. But what I find fascinating about hammocks is that there are no two alike once we all start tinkering with them.
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