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    Quote Originally Posted by francescaloves2hike View Post
    Thanks for the good video, Ron. I'm wonder whether sewing the short ends in an arcing shape would result in a tightening of the hammock's edges when it's hung... Has anyone ever tried this? Francesca
    A similar result can be accomplished by sewing together the first 8" or so of the long edges the way Hennessy does it. Headchange4u shows this in his Hennessy clone tutorial. Of course this will put the edge under even greater strain when you exit and enter from the sides. http://www.hammockforums.net/forum/showthread.php?t=670
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    Hey Knotty,
    Thanks for the instructions! I undid (is that a word?) the old whipping and replaced it per your video and added a whoopie sling ridgeline for adjustability! What a difference it makes in lay! AND I've got the RL running through the whipping. I thought it might not adjust as well, but so far I can't see any problems with it! All that to say, GREAT JOB on the tutorial!

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    -- the RL is made form 2.2mm Zing-it and after working with that for a while, my 7/64 Amsteel seems HUGE!

    thanks again!
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    Knotty you showed in your video that your ridgeline is about 83% of the hammock length. Is the ridge line very tight when you are in the hammock? Is it possible to get it too tight? I have not played with a structural ridgeline yet so it got me thinking when you gave the length a number. I understand that the length is personal preference for comfort but I just want to make sure when I do try it I am not doing something potentially damaging to my hammock.
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    As long as the ridgeline is made from a strong enough material there should be no problem with it being tight. To me it's a design flaw if your hammock has to have a lot of slack in the ridgeline but not everyone agrees. A ridgeline that can be tight allows greater flexibility in how the hammock can be hung.

    The 83% number came from the forum and I ran with it.
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    Thanks Knotty. Ill have to experiment with it and if I like it ill probably make a WS ridgeline. Probably a little overkill with dynaglide but strength wont be an issue.
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    The dynaglide is light weight so there's no penalty to having a super strong ridgeline made from it.
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    I use the same technique and to get Speer type raised sides without sewing the top together like a Hennessy I modified the ends before creating the end cord channel seams. Looking at the top of the flat hammock blank after side hems but before end hems I measure down the side 2 or 3 inches and across on the end 4 to 6 inches. Draw a line and cut off these end triangles before creating the end seam/cord channel. This simulates pulling out some of the side seam material after gathering as done by Ed and JustJeff before knotting or whipping the ends. Once you get the desired side lift you can repeat the result every time. I found that down 2 inches and across 4 inches are the results I like. I left the ends of the gathering cord long and tied them into a loop. I don't use a structural ridgeline but is is a good way to attach my bugnet or sock support cord with mini biners.

    Thanks for the great video.
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    Thanks Kanguru. I'll probably give that a try on my next DIY to see how it compares.
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    Knotty

    I am working on a hammock now (pics and videos once I finish) and I ran my suspension (whoopie Sling) through the channel and lark headed the end of tha hammock.

    Where you ran a lenght of rope through the channel, and THEN attached your suspension just below the whipping.

    I am wondering if the way I did it (now that I have seen another way) is if the whoopie sling will wear on the channel and weaken the hammock and the channel and end up with my falling on my arse in the middle of the night. HMMMMM dont want that to happen.

    What are your thoughts? I may whip it first and THEN attach my sling.

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    Sounds like you're using a standard end channel method. A lot of people have used that with good result but there have been some who had failures.

    I think the method I show would be more secure but I guess that's debatable. The main reason I used it was because everyone on the forum raves about the Warbonnet hammocks and how comfortable they are so that's what I copied. Someone else who owns a Blackbird posted instructions and I just expanded on it.
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