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    Does the ridgeline need to be amsteel or would 550 para cord work? I have a DN and have only hung it once. I am building a stand in the back yard and still trying to figure out this suspension thing!

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    I'm a real noob to this forum, but I do know that 550, while great for other things, will stretch to beat the band in a ridge line and Amsteel will not.

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    I use a Eno Double Nest as my back yard lounger and I just lay diagonal to get a flat lay.
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    I actually ended up returning my Eureka Chrysalis...the weight capacity is only 225lbs. After spending a night in my double and laying on a diagonal on my side I can say it was pretty comfy, I think I will stick with my double for now and just expirement with it more before going to a bridge hammock.

    The one problem I had was that each time I went to turn sides I slipped way down in the hammock, I had to constantly push myself back up...perhaps if I play with the sag this can be fixed...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bunk View Post

    The one problem I had was that each time I went to turn sides I slipped way down in the hammock, I had to constantly push myself back up...perhaps if I play with the sag this can be fixed...
    Try hanging the foot end a bit higher than the head end. Sounds counter-intuitive but it helps keep you from slipping all over the place.

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    I am super new here, but came across this post and have to say thank you all. I am learning a lot be going though the posts. Thanks for the all the great info and tips.

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    Hey BigBogg - Welcome to the forum. This place is certainly the holy grail of hammock information. At the end of the day though, it's all about experimenting and having fun to determine what works for you. On this topic, for example, I have tried a ridgeline of different lengths and have found that I am most comfortable without the ridge line at all. I only use it when I can't find anchors that allow a 30 degree hang, or when I want to use my sock (the RL keeps it off the ground.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bigbogg View Post
    I am super new here, but came across this post and have to say thank you all. I am learning a lot be going though the posts. Thanks for the all the great info and tips.
    THIS...I'm a total newbie as well, and I'm trying to understand all of this. A lot of sag will actually help you lay flat? I have a doublenest and I'm 6'4" 210 lbs.Any pics would be GREATLY appreciated. And thanks for a great site.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mwm View Post
    THIS...I'm a total newbie as well, and I'm trying to understand all of this. A lot of sag will actually help you lay flat? I have a doublenest and I'm 6'4" 210 lbs.Any pics would be GREATLY appreciated. And thanks for a great site.
    The key to laying flat is to lay on the diagonal. In a gathered end hammock like the ENO, when the hammock is strung tightly, laying diagonal is a little more difficult because of the tension in the fabric. More sag deceases the tension a little but also you end up with more fabric wrapping around you. The happy medium seems to be where a structural ridgeline is about 83% of the length of the hammock. The structural ridgeline gives you a consistent sag and makes set up easier.
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    Thanks, and as in, my head goes at the upper left corner area, and my feet go to the lower right area?

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