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    Hammock Stand, a little help please

    Hi Ladies and Gents,

    I have recently taken up residence in an apartment with a balcony! Having procured the necessary spousal permission, I plan to put a hammock stand out there.

    I have an exped scout hammock and a warbonnet blackbird, I am leaning towards using the exped, as it's got a higher load rating, and if someone manages to break it, I will feel less murderous. Though I'm open to suggestions.

    I'm thinking about a 2x4 stand, as that looks pretty sturdy.

    The exped is 116" long, the blackbird is 120" long, with a 100" ridgeline, so how do I figure out the distance between the posts that I need? Is it 100", plus whatever the length of the continuous loops?

    Is there a way I can make a stand that will work for both?

    Thanks,

    Dave

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    Distance between poles is ridgeline length when hung + suspension minimum length. So 100" + 12" if you are using 12" continuous loops. Both can hang between the same poles you will just need to have a longer suspension on the exped since it is slightly shorter.

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