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    25 to 30 degree hang angle...

    All site search functions seem to work like that concordance in the back of a Bible...not well.

    I am reading about the magic 25 to 30 degree angle for hanging my WBBB and also noting some variations depending on the distance between trees. All this is not making a dent in my tiny (non-math comprehending) reptillian brain. Does someone have pics with diagrams to explain this juju? My thought was to set up my hammock until it felt just right and then do a redneck measurement from the gathered end to the tree (assuming the tree is 90 degrees). The 'neck measurement is my arms length (38" reach). Did I mention my tiny (non-math comprehending) reptillian brain?
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    Try this (from Dejoha)

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    Perfect Beep, thanks.
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    Bravo Beep!

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    I giggle every time I read "the average human height is 6'" part.

    I think it needs to say "the average male outdoorsman" or something. Because I'm pretty sure 6' is not an average human height.

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    Man, that thing is great! Even I can get the perfect 'hangle' every time with that, no need to carry a protractor into the woods with me!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lonely Raven View Post
    I giggle every time I read "the average human height is 6'" part.

    I think it needs to say "the average male outdoorsman" or something. Because I'm pretty sure 6' is not an average human height.
    5' 9.4" for male
    5' 3.8" for female

    For once, I am above average!
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    A method that works well for me is to lay the hammock on the ground between two trees that are about 5-6 of my steps apart. If I have about 1 meter either side of the hammock to the tree, I wrap the webbing around the tree at just above head height (i'm 6"1) and tighten\adjust until the both hammock ends are level-ish and the bottom of the hammock is at butt-cheek height.

    If the gap looks about 1.5 meters, I go as high as I can reach. If the gap is greater, I simply look for 2 new trees.

    I'm lucky 'cause where I hike, there is rarely a shortage of good trees.

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    At my 5' height, I can only try to pick trees that are far enough apart but still close enough together that I can actually reach high enough to attach the hammock supports. Rarely do I actually end up with the "perfect hang" but if I've also got the feet a bit higher, it tends to make up for that.

    I love the charts and pictures, really caused me to understand better what a 30 degree hang was all about. Out in the real world it's a bit harder. The ground slopes, the trees lean, the trees aren't where I want them, there're other trees around and in places I would rather have cleared... You do the best you can with what you've got!!! At least I know the ideal that I'm aiming for.

    TinaLouise

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    Is there a stickie I missed with this info? Perhaps a link? If not might I suggest a stickie for us less than sharp types?
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