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    Quote Originally Posted by Ewker View Post
    That was suppose to be my Christmas trip last yr but plans got screwed up to something else then that fell thru

    I would like to go but I can't get off that many days. I have to save my vacation days now for a 7 day backpacking trip in the Canadian Rockies.


    EWker, hopefully you can make it to a Hot Springs hangout. Look forward to seeing you there.
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    anyone got any tips or tricks about setting up the Speer Hammock. I am sure I will be totally

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    Does you hammock have a ridge line? If not you will have to experiment with getting the sag that feels the most comfortable to you.

    Check out the Speer 4 Wrap Knot
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    tie it very slack to begin with then adjust for comfort - do not start with the hammock too tight

    Speer hammocks come with an adjustable ridge line - once you find a good sag tie the ridge line to that setting so the next time it is faster to hang

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    Quote Originally Posted by headchange4u View Post
    Does you hammock have a ridge line? If not you will have to experiment with getting the sag that feels the most comfortable to you.

    Check out the Speer 4 Wrap Knot
    it comes with a bugnet so I would imagine there is a line to drap the netting across..would that be the ridgeline

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hog On Ice View Post
    tie it very slack to begin with then adjust for comfort - do not start with the hammock too tight

    Speer hammocks come with an adjustable ridge line - once you find a good sag tie the ridge line to that setting so the next time it is faster to hang

    when you say tight is that where the hammock is almost in a straight line?
    should it be loose enough to be in a u shape?

    yeah I know play with it when I get it. Problem is if I don't know what is the right way I may think it is right when it is wrong..lol

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    tight would be where the hammock is as you say almost in a straight line

    loose - where the angle of the strap on the tree is 45 deg or so

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    Ewker - go here and look at the pictures for sag. You want it to hang loose so it doesn't squeeze your shoulders.

    The Speer doesn't come with a ridgeline.
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    I forgot about the whole HH patented structural ridge line thing.

    Ewker,

    One of the first things that I would do is make yourself a structural ridge line so you get the same sag every time you set the hammock up. Jeff's site has some great pictorial examples. Here are some threads that discuss structural ridge lines:

    http://www.hammockforums.net/forum/s...ght=structural
    http://www.hammockforums.net/forum/s...ght=structural
    http://www.hammockforums.net/forum/s...ght=structural
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