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    The farther apart your tie-outs are the more sag you will get. You will also get a different feel if the head and foot end of your hammock tie-outs are different lengths to the trees.

    I try to find trees 15'-ish apart. I think If I want I can setup with trees close to 30', depending on the diameter of the trees. Sometimes I like to hang in the cool places.
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    I WAS using ENO Slap Strap Pro's. Please avoid them at all costs, but that's just my opinion. They may work just fine and dandy for others. At the SEHHA hangout, I wound up going to sleep early and woke up around midnight with my butt on the ground. No one will admit to getting a good chuckle out of it, although I'm sure they did. I bought some polyester straps close to the ones HC uses, but haven't had a chance to try them out yet. I may take an overnighter next week and see how they go.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hammock engineer View Post
    The farther apart your tie-outs are the more sag you will get. You will also get a different feel if the head and foot end of your hammock tie-outs are different lengths to the trees.
    did you mean at different heights? If not how would that be different

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    I think he means if the hammock is not centered between the trees it is tied to, the area (head or foot) that has more webbing between the hammock and tree will sag more than the end the has the shorter length of webbing between the hammock and tree.
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    Quote Originally Posted by headchange4u View Post
    I think he means if the hammock is not centered between the trees it is tied to, the area (head or foot) that has more webbing between the hammock and tree will sag more than the end the has the shorter length of webbing between the hammock and tree.
    Bazactly! I think Youngblood said he hangs his hammock like that to some degree so that his feet are a little elevated when he lays down.
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    I try to center my hammock when I set up, but sometimes things like rocks, underbrush, or the general lay of the terrain ( like hills, dips, or drop-offs) will cause me to tie one end of the hammock closer to a tree than the other side.
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    I never paid any attention to doing that. I just strapped one side to a tree and strapped the other side to a tree. Never looked to see if it was centered. Mostly I made sure it was under the tarp

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    I used ENO slapstraps for a while - the regulars, not the pros - and they stopped stretching so much after a while. I just didn't like the design - too heavy and not enough attachment points.
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    Strapworks has polyester webbing. Anyone tried that?
    http://www.strapworks.com/Polyester_Webbing_p/pew1.htm

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    Yeah I was talking about centering. Usually close is good enough.

    In terms of height, I usually hang my foot end about a foot higher than my head end. Feels good to have the feet inclined and keeps me from sliding in my hammock.
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