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    im confused about ridgelines

    can someone please explain to me how a structural ridgeline works im completley confused on the whole subject

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    It basicly is a line that attaches between your suspenstion at the hammock end. It makes it so the ends of the hammock are always the same distance apart. So no matter how flat you hang your hammock suspenstion the hammock will always hang the same. Which is the sag that you hear about. Thats it roughly im sure other more seasoned hangers can explain it better.

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    It really just makes pitching the hammock suspension at the proper angle easier and takes out much of the guesswork. The ridgeline is not a necessity but I very much prefer having one. I have an adjustable one on my Wilderness Logics hammock and it attaches with Dutch biners so I can remove it quickly and easily if I choose to. Taking the ridgeline off doesn't change the lay of the hammock at all provided you don't have it "guitar string tight" and then remove it without adjusting your suspension angle to compensate. Another benefit is that it gives you a place to hang accessories for easy access in the hammock.
    Last edited by pizza; 10-10-2012 at 17:34. Reason: Added some clarification

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    This may help from Just Jeff's site.......http://www.tothewoods.net/HomemadeHammock4.html
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shug View Post
    This may help from Just Jeff's site.......http://www.tothewoods.net/HomemadeHammock4.html
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    Thankyou. This is what I was looking for.

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    I should also mention that ridge lines really help if your anchor points are further than 14 feet. Hammocks tend to "canoe" when anchored far apart, as seen in Just Jeff's photos. A structural ridge line keeps the hammock from becoming an extension of the line (think: catenary curve).

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    well thats another thing i did not know. boy this sure is a learning thing aint it

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