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    Converted my NX-200 to a structural ridgeline

    I finally got the SMC rappel rings and 3mm Amsteel blue.
    I just sat down and tied it all on.

    I came up with the lengths by setting up the hammock with my normal cinch buckle setup. Then I ran a completely separate ridgeline that held up the netting. From there, I measured from the ends of the hammock, along the straps to where the separate ridgeline intersected.






    Here's my wife laying in it:


    I tied some shock-cord into a loop with a prussik on the ridgeline to hold up the netting
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    pretty slick job you did

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    hey RAW--
    I ahve a nx 200 and after hanging out this past weekend, i noticed several of the guys use a ring/buckle type suspension....None of them had a clark though....would you mind sharing how you converted to a ring buckle suspension....also, the ridgeline idea looks awesome.....i need to try that out too...
    thanks

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    Added pics to first post.
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    And here's a pic of me in it:


    I'll have to go back and trim some of the tail ends later. But I'm leaving them for now in case I want to change the ridgeline length a little.

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    Nicely done.

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    great looking set up....i have noticed alot of folks use webbing or straping to run throug their gathered end on the hammock....What advantage or disadvantage is there to using the the rope that you did?
    Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grillmastertoo View Post
    great looking set up....i have noticed alot of folks use webbing or straping to run throug their gathered end on the hammock....What advantage or disadvantage is there to using the the rope that you did?
    Thanks
    I'm not sure that there's any advantage of running rope through the channel versus webbing.

    But for adding a structural ridgeline, I think it works out better with the rope tied to the ring buckles. Doing ringbuckles with straps through the channel would be awkward, I'd think.

    I would imagine that you've seen people use webbing that was tied AROUND a gathered-end hammock . . . not through channel. But maybe I'm wrong.

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    Looks good, I like the ridgeline on the Clark. What tarp are you using?

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    Quote Originally Posted by hangnout View Post
    Looks good, I like the ridgeline on the Clark. What tarp are you using?
    I use the Clark XL camo sometimes. And I use a custom 10x12 from OES.

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