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    Calf pressure

    What is the best way to hang to help eliminate calf pressure? Wasn't so bad until I started using an UQ, now without a pad I notice it. Should I hang it with more sag?
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    That's what usually accomplishes it for me. But honestly since I've been using 11' hammocks I've not had an issue with calf pressure.
    Last edited by Hawk-eye; 11-03-2012 at 16:11. Reason: Changed inches to feet ... dang it

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    Calf pressure has been a huge topic here on the forums. Letting your ridgeline out a bit will help...but I'm with Hawk-eye and have a 12' hammock and no ridgeline to speak of....but then I never experienced it in the Eno DN either.


    ....I have a ridgeline that is 83%, I meant that I don't have a ridge under my calf Sorry.

    I'm as bad as Acer and his wedgies You were right on the ball with that one gmcttr!
    Last edited by DivaB; 11-03-2012 at 19:18.

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    +1 on 11 foot hammock.

    On my ENO DN, I made the mini spreader bar modification to increase the apparent length of the hammock, and it helped quite a bit!... but I still often throw a prolite sit pad
    under my calves in that set-up.

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    11' hammock and 83% of the length to start your RL out with,,and if that doesn;t work,,let it out a inch or so at a time and see how the lay is. Going to the Bridge hammock totally got rid of it for me,,but I always enjoyed my 11' hammocks as well. Happy hanging.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hawk-eye View Post
    ...But honestly since I've been using 11" hammocks I've not had an issue with calf pressure.
    I assume you're referring to width...........aren't the wedgies annoying?

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    Quote Originally Posted by gmcttr View Post
    I assume you're referring to width...........aren't the wedgies annoying?
    HA ... that should be 11' ... dang iPhone

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    Thanks for the tips, can't wait to try them out
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