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    Using ridgeline to help determine proper hang?

    So I got my ridgeline installed and dialed in to the perfect length. Now I am wondering how do you use the ridgeline to help you figure out your hang?

    Thanks!

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    The ridgeline makes it so you will have a consistent amount of sag. So if you set your hammock up real tight or real loose you wind up with the same results. Although you can still set it up too loose. If you ridgeline sags it the hammock is too loose. Making the suspension too tight is hard on the suspension so you want to set it up so the ridgeline it tight but when sitting in the hammock you still bend it a little
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dutch View Post
    The ridgeline makes it so you will have a consistent amount of sag. So if you set your hammock up real tight or real loose you wind up with the same results. Although you can still set it up too loose. If you ridgeline sags it the hammock is too loose. Making the suspension too tight is hard on the suspension so you want to set it up so the ridgeline it tight but when sitting in the hammock you still bend it a little
    Thanks for the response. That is exactly the info I needed!

    This means I can just eyeball the suspension height on the tree and still get a good hang... right?

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    Looks like you got yer ridgeline squared away, does that mean you won't be needing the one I made for you? Of not i'll just forward it to someone else that could use it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HamMike View Post
    Looks like you got yer ridgeline squared away, does that mean you won't be needing the one I made for you? Of not i'll just forward it to someone else that could use it.

    No way man, just a temp solution of 3 strands of paracord braided together. I'm still looking forward to a nice amsteel one!

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