View Poll Results: How do you hang?

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  • Head end of the hammock higher than the foot end.

    18 6.23%
  • Foot end of the hammock higher than the head end.

    174 60.21%
  • As level as possible.

    85 29.41%
  • Don't know/don't care.

    12 4.15%
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  1. #1
    Senior Member Beast 71's Avatar
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    Please take this poll I'm interested in making it as scientific as possible

    Awhile back I was reading a thread, in which a self described newb was asking for advice on getting a more comfortable lay (in the hammock ) He got the usual advice about the sag, ridge-line length, etc... But I noticed, alot of hangers, whose insights into hanging I've come to respect, gave completely opposite advice. Some said you MUST have your head end no less than 6" higher than your foot end in order to be comfy, others saying too hike up the foot end for the same result, where as; others assured him his problems would be solved if he got his hammock completely level. So how do you do it?

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    you can get a line level at lowes or home depot for cheap and they weigh very very little if you need a visual when setting up

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    I voted level.
    For me level works best with a 35 degree angle.
    If the tree distance won't allow the 35 I raise the foot about 6"

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    Senior Member Dave41079's Avatar
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    I hang my foot end just a bit higher. I found if I hang level with my setup that I tend to slide towards the foot end overnight. Placing my feet just a few inches higher keeps my from sliding around. The way I look at this is there's more body mass above my waist than below it, so by adding a little more angle from the height on the foot it, it sort of balances everything out. As always, HYOH.
    Visualize whirled peas.

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    Senior Member Optimus's Avatar
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    Foot end a bit higher. My top half is heavier so at level, I slide toward my feet. With the foot end higher don't slide. That's the only difference I've noticed.

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    Feet higher
    It's only an addiction if your trying to quit

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    Foot end higher for the same reason as Dave41079 and optimus...

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    Senior Member olzeke's Avatar
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    Pool, or poll?

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    I'm a total noob but I think it's a question of personal preference the exact same way some people prefer soft mattress over hard mattress and so on... I might be wrong but personally I don't give much credits to stuff like you must have your head... or your feet... I prefer to find how I like to be and doing it this way because it's not an exact science.

    it's my opinion nothing more
    chris
    why should I have a rock, a root or anything else hurting my back in camping?

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    Feet higher by a couple inches at most, to much and it just isn't any help to me.
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