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    I am a new hanger and need info

    everyone, I am a new hanger and need some advise on how to sleep in my doublenest ENO. I used it this past weekend at Cloudland canyon state park and had a great time with it. But when it came time to sleep in it I had a hard time finding the sweet spot, which I never did. Is there some sort of trick that I need to learn? Help me fellow hangers. your my only hope.

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    How were you trying to lay? Down the middle or diagonally?

    I find the diagonal method to be the most comfortable for me. Simply put your head on one side of the center line of the hammock and your feet on the other. However, there is more to it than just that. The "sag" of the hammock (how it droops) is very important in relation to comfort and the real problem is it differs from person to person. It's something you have to learn what works best for you. A good starting point is to be sure your suspension lines are coming off the tree/post at an angle of about 30 degrees. From that point you can make minor tweaks to find the best amount of sag for you. If on the other hand you are a down the middle sleeper, a tighter rig (less sag) is generally preferred.

    There are many worse ways to spend a day than playing with your hammock to find the most comfortable way to sleep.
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    do you know what your sag angle was? did you add/use a ridgeline?

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    Quote Originally Posted by KerMegan View Post
    do you know what your sag angle was? did you add/use a ridgeline?
    not sure what the sag angle was. not really sure what you mean by that. and no I did not know that I was supposed to use a ridgeline

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    the right amount of sag will allow you to lay flatter on the diagonal and a ridgeline will help you keep the same amount of sag every time.
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    Hey manta .... prepare yourself for some research and trial and error. I have a 10 part series of videos that may help you out a wee bit. Should answer some of your questions.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hetairoi View Post
    the right amount of sag will allow you to lay flatter on the diagonal and a ridgeline will help you keep the same amount of sag every time.
    is a ridgeline the rope that goes down the middle? if so than how can I attach one to the ENO

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shug View Post
    Hey manta .... prepare yourself for some research and trial and error. I have a 10 part series of videos that may help you out a wee bit. Should answer some of your questions.
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    Ya, watch these...very informative and pretty **** funny! I spent last night watching these as my roommates were all laughing at me

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    Quote Originally Posted by manta View Post
    not sure what the sag angle was. not really sure what you mean by that. and no I did not know that I was supposed to use a ridgeline
    Most folks using gathered end hammocks put a RL on after they find the adjustment- whether more sag or less sag(looser vs tighter adjustment between the trees) that is most comfortable for them. That way, next time they go to hang, they just pull it so that the RL is somewhat tight, and then they automatically have the same amount of sag they had last time.

    I have never added one to my Speer or Claytor No Net. I just don't seem to need it. Especially with the Claytor it just doesn't seem to matter much, I can hang it fairly tight or quite loose and I am still OK. But most folks swear by the RL.

    Can you give any specifics as to exactly what the discomfort was? If you can, it will be easier to suggest solutions.
    For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory that is to be revealed to us....that the creation itself also will be set free from its slavery to corruption into the freedom of the glory of the children of God. For we know that the whole creation groans and suffers the pains of childbirth together until now.
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