I'm curious with regards to ridgeline lengths / heights of short(er) hammocks. My first hammock was a 10' Warbonnet Blackbird, which has the mosquito netting hung over the ridgeline. All gathered end hammocks I purchased subsequently were 11' models that work similar. When I saw hammocks like the Switchback or the Claytor hammocks, I always assumed that those hammocks had their nets held up independently, because a structural ridgeline would be too close to the face. But recently I have been experimenting with DIY hammocks. I also made a 8.5' and 9' model - and I was surprised to see how far away the ridgeline was. I used the 83% rule.
Now I'm wondering: do shorter hammocks need a longer structural ridgeline? Or what is the reason for constructing a hammock that way?