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    Senior Member codya95's Avatar
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    phoenix suspension not long enugh.

    just got a phoenix and the suspension is not long enough for my gatherd end, any tricks?

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    How long is your hammock and how long is the ridgeline?
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    Physically wont reach the other end. Or snaps up like a sling shot when you get out?
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    It wont reach end to end . I did try it on a Hammock stand and i have to adjust the ridgeline to allow the hammock to not sag to the ground

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    Quote Originally Posted by MAD777 View Post
    How long is your hammock and how long is the ridgeline?
    +1 on knowing the length. It would make it a lot easier to help you out we knew the length.

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    Add some shock chord if you have it and hang on would be my suggestion.

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    Give us a call in the morning. We're happy to send you a different length, no charge. We should probably zero in on the issue first so we know what it needs. Thanks!

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    im going to play with it on my wbbb, i had the ridge line on my DIY longer so it wouldent sag and rub the floor * hanging on a hammock stand.*

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    There is a better way

    Quote Originally Posted by codya95 View Post
    It wont reach end to end . I did try it on a Hammock stand and i have to adjust the ridgeline to allow the hammock to not sag to the ground
    But, a lot of people have found that over a variety of situations attaching at the end is not the best way to hang an underquilt, relying too much on tension in the lateral direction to be translated into snugging in the vertical.

    I suggest you make your own "triangle thingie" which is not that possibly trademarked product. Search here for such and find it is a triangle of tied cords so that the Phoenix hangs from a point at least 1 foot and likely MORE feet from the end of the hammock, and certainly from points to the side of the centerline.

    If it works well for Leighlo Underquilts, it will work well for you with a Phoenix. (I have both.)

    Per above: Make a mock-up from a 5 foot length of cord tied into a loop. Start with 2 loops tied within the line, 1 foot apart and the third one 2 feet from each of the others.

    (Or use hook paper clips or split rings through hollow cord rope tied into a continuous loop--this is just a mock-up. )

    One loop goes to the hammock end; the other two loops drape across the ridgeline or directly across the gunwales at the end of your hammock and get clipped to the corners of the UQ.
    Last edited by DemostiX; 08-30-2012 at 11:57. Reason: change method

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    Thanks im going to try that. I fits great on the black bird.

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