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    Fund a new hang angle by mistake

    I was leading a hike through a state forest yesterday - it was hot and humid. when we reached the leanto where we stopped for lunch, I rushed a bit in hanging my hiking hammock.

    I should have wrapped the tree straps another turn around the trees because the distance was not enough to engage my ridgeline.

    Too hot to bother re-hanging I climbed in and found that it was even more comfortable than when hung with the ridgeline as I had originally configured it.

    The first pic is from yesterday - you can see the slack in the ridgline. the second is from a few weeks ago with the original ridgeline fully engaged.




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    Looks like you found your new ridgeline length. Nice to get the sweet spot.
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    Doesn't even look like the same hammock... Nice one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HamMike View Post
    Looks like you found your new ridgeline length. Nice to get the sweet spot.
    THE SWEET SPOT...

    the AAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHH SPOT in all facets of life
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    Great that you had your AAhh moment! In that second picture, was your rideline sat at 83% the hammock length (from suspension point to suspension point)? It looks short is why I ask. So what % do you think you are at now?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lepmeister View Post
    Doesn't even look like the same hammock... Nice one.
    My first thought also.
    Most of us end up poorer here but richer for being here. Olddog, Fulltime hammocker, 365 nights a year.

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