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    When you want to lounge in it, just slack off the suspension and flip the hammock over.

    Figure out your final solution when you get home!

    - MacEntyre
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    Quote Originally Posted by Knotty View Post
    If it snaps with a metal biner attached...watch out for that projectile!

    Makes sense to choose knots which won't weaken the line too much.
    I secured the biner to the end of the hammock with a figure 8 in the slack i had left over when it snapped. If it fails again the only projectile is the line and whats hanging on it(which should deaden the blow). Ive been on the wrong end of a bungie cord to many times to have hunks of metal wissin at me.

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    Hennessy Ridgeline Tension

    Last November I bought a used Hennessy Hyperlite with the ridgeline cut and a screwlink inserted. I've been messing around with it and finally contacted Hennessy for their advise on correcting the length. Here's what Ann says about it:

    The ideal length of the ridgeline is determined by the wrinkles in the
    mesh. If the ridgeline is too long, there
    willl be horizontal stretch marks in the mesh. If the ridgeline is too short,
    there will be vertical wrinkles (like a
    loose curtain). So if you adjust the ridgeline until you have neither vertical
    or horizontal wrinkles in the mesh, you
    should be fine. You can get a pretty accurate adjustment without anybody in the
    hammock but climb in and check that there are not any horizontal or vertical
    wrinkles. If necessary, do a fine adjustment.


    I am very thankful to Ann for her response.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pastorus View Post
    Last November I bought a used Hennessy Hyperlite with the ridgeline cut and a screwlink inserted. I've been messing around with it and finally contacted Hennessy for their advise on correcting the length. Here's what Ann says about it:

    The ideal length of the ridgeline is determined by the wrinkles in the
    mesh. If the ridgeline is too long, there
    willl be horizontal stretch marks in the mesh. If the ridgeline is too short,
    there will be vertical wrinkles (like a
    loose curtain). So if you adjust the ridgeline until you have neither vertical
    or horizontal wrinkles in the mesh, you
    should be fine. You can get a pretty accurate adjustment without anybody in the
    hammock but climb in and check that there are not any horizontal or vertical
    wrinkles. If necessary, do a fine adjustment.


    I am very thankful to Ann for her response.
    The original spec for the hyperlite calls for a ridgeline of 100". You can use that as a starting point and fine tweak from there. I would only say that ridgelines can be a very personal measurement that affects the way the lie feels. If you play around and find another length helps get rid of the center ridge syndrome never mind the wrinkles. Go for comfort.
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