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    Feet higher than head?

    I've been mulling this over. Several people have mentioned hanging the foot end higher than the head end of their hammock.
    How does this stop you sliding down in the hammock? Or is it for another purpose? Alan

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    Feet higher than head?

    That is the purpose. With the foot end higher, you would have to slide uphill to slide into the foot end.
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    Feet higher than head?

    I thought so but bogged down in the mechanics. How much higher do folks put the foot end?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Humpback View Post
    I thought so but bogged down in the mechanics. How much higher do folks put the foot end?
    General rule of thumb....about 6 inches.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Miguel View Post
    General rule of thumb....about 6 inches.
    So make sure to not let your wife calculate this lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by JollyGreen View Post
    So make sure to not let your wife calculate this lol
    Ha ha!

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    I've been a full time hanger for about 2 months now, and have been pleased with an 8" difference on my 11' hammock.

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    How does doing this affect blood circulation to the feet?

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    Quote Originally Posted by highlife View Post
    How does doing this affect blood circulation to the feet?
    Elevating the feet 6" doesn't do much for effecting blood circulation to the feet, for me anyways.

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    I dont typically find my feer much higher when actually in the hammock laying / direction. But if i hang them level I find at ridge that cuts into my calf.

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