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    Question: tight hammock

    i have recently finished my first diy hammock (gathered end) and have noticed that when i attempt to lay like a banana the hammock seems to have a very tight ridge that runs from the center of the gather to the other center of the gather. when i lay on the diagnonal i have not problems. i was just wondering what if this ridge is from and how to fix it? thanks for the info.
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    It's most likely the way you have the ends gathered, or possibly you're hanging it too tight. I get it a little on my DIY, and if I put more sag in it, it gets better. Still there, but better enough that I can be lazy & not rewhip.

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    The best way to fix it is to lie on the diagonal. That's the best position for most gathered ends anyway. Problem solved.
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    thanks rev and jred. i am going to try and rewhip the ends to see if i can get it a little better. i am also going to try messing with the ridge line.
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    Quote Originally Posted by grich9860 View Post
    thanks rev and jred. i am going to try and rewhip the ends to see if i can get it a little better. i am also going to try messing with the ridge line.
    Sounds like a great plan - The goal is to hand loose, and let the fabric allow you prod it easily in a diagonal direction. Whipping is key, and also where your weight is placed. You can flatten a peak sometimes by shifting weight on it.

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