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    Hanging question

    I got my BB way quicker than I thought I would, (thanks Brandon), and hung it yesterday. I watched the set up video where it says that you should be able to bend the ridge line when you are laying in the hammock. Mine was too tight to bend so how do I adjust the hang to make the ridge line less tight?

    Thank you,
    John

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    Simply put, increase the angle of your dangle. You probably have your straps too low and aren't keeping about a 30 degree hang. Try raising your straps up on the tree, it should help. A little experimentation with new grear is always fun.
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    Ridgeline Trouble

    Try increasing the angle from hammock to tree slightly. It's tricky at first to get it just right, but with a little experimentation you will see how the angles effect the sag/ridgeline tension. The distance from the tree to the hammock will also play a part to some degree as well. I've found it can be somewhat tight but not guitar string tight and be okay. Practice makes perfect as they say...Bush

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    Thanks guys. I was going the wrong way.

    John

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