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    How tight on a HH?

    How taut should the HH suspension rope be?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jscalia View Post
    How taut should the HH suspension rope be?
    too each his/her own. My swag isnt my friends swag. took me 5 nights or more to find mine.

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    For me, I tend to hang loosely, but tight enough that the ridgeline has little or no sag.

    I use a strap hammock suspension with a carabiner on the end and cinch buckles. If I do it right, I can attach my tarp ridge line to the carabiner, eliminating the need to go around the tree with it. Since I've done it this way so much, I can tell how tight the hammock has to be, based on the distance between the trees, to put my tarp at the right height above the hammock.
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    I used to set mine up with the ridgline very tight, but I know I hang it much looser, it will make no difference to the sag as the ridgline is set in the factory.
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    I've been experimenting with my HH Exped Asym the last few days and I'm STILL trying to get just the right amount of tension/sag.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2Questions View Post
    If I do it right, I can attach my tarp ridge line to the carabiner, eliminating the need to go around the tree with it.
    I am totally stealing this idea. Why did I not think of this sooner

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alan View Post
    I've been experimenting with my HH Exped Asym the last few days and I'm STILL trying to get just the right amount of tension/sag.
    I could be wrong but I feel that it does not matter how tight or loose you tie the suppensions lines. (Pull it real tight or let it hang)

    Once you get in and your body weight pulls the hammock body down and the ridgeline tight then the amount of sag will be set. You cannot change it.
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    The issue is one of stress to the suspension lines though, right?
    IIRC, the closer you get the suspension lines to straight across . . . the more force you're putting on the lines and the trees.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RAW View Post
    The issue is one of stress to the suspension lines though, right?
    IIRC, the closer you get the suspension lines to straight across . . . the more force you're putting on the lines and the trees.
    Correct. The forces get multiplied quite a bit although It's almost impossible to realistically get below 20* suspension angle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RAW View Post
    The issue is one of stress to the suspension lines though, right?
    I'm more worried about the tiny ridgeline rather than the suspension ropes.

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