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    I need to see a picture of this. I think I understand what your saying but not really
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jazilla View Post
    I need to see a picture of this. I think I understand what your saying but not really
    Hope this shows the concept.
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    Nice trees I love the wood grain

    I get it. And the hammock doesn't slip this way.
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    Somebody reported the same thing using rope and Prussik knots on another thread.

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    It is an old concept - probably been used for centuries.

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    FD - I must amend my earlier opinion. I do not think that what you are using is really a "structural ridge" as the term is commonly used on the forums here. In particular your ridgeline probably doesn't fit the first point in that the points you are hanging from on your webbing isn't "fixed" thus not resulting in a set sag every time. If it was "fixed", you would be losing the advantage your setup offers and would not be able to hang from trees having differing separation, at least not with the hammock centered between the trees. It is "structural" in that it sets the sag, but it is not fixed. Maybe we should come up with a new term for a "structural" ridgeline like you have, since "adjustable structural" ridgelines can be very convenient also.

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    Mine is an adjustable structural ridgeline that allows me to vary the sag - important for testing purposes as I'm still attempting to develop a hammock suitable for Mother Nature's situation (degenrative discs).
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    Removed at TeeDee's request
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    FD - I'll give the naysayers some leeway on this one. The ridgelines in the pic aren't structural, at least not in the sense that Tom's is.
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    Sorry, I didn't know we were discussing TH's designs - just structural ridgelines in general. I agree the line in the photo does not do what TH's ridgeline does.
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