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    Suspension Sag

    Hey Everyone, sorry if this has already been discussed, but I can't seem to find any closely relevant posts.

    My problem is that when spanning not-so-typical distances with my hammock setup, I have to deal with a large amount of sag, to the point where no matter how much I tighten the setup, I still end up with my butt dragging on the ground.

    My setup is:

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    7/64" Amsteel Blue whoopie slings that run all the way to the webbing with is wrapped around each tree.

    The span I'm trying to cover is only about 20 to 30 feet.

    Any tips on how I can avoid this?

    Thanks!

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    Hang the webbing higher on the trees?

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    Place your webbing much higher on the trees.

    There is a certain amount of sag that will be present in the suspension when the hammock is weighted. As such, it is most often recommended that the angle of your suspension cording be about 30. To get that on a wide span, you have to simply raise the point of attachment.
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    For 20 to 30 f00t span your attachment points should be 8 to 10 feet high on the trees.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bubba View Post
    For 20 to 30 f00t span your attachment points should be 8 to 10 feet high on the trees.
    If that's not doable, cobble together a couple of bipod "crutches to put under the suspension lines near each end of the hammock. Even a sturdy sapling with a fork in it will work.
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    Find trees that are better spaced. Good distance is 15-18 feet apart.

    My backyard has wide spaced trees (28 feet) so I put two semi permanent spare straps up with the help of a ladder and once I found a good height, I just left them attached. I take the hammock in when not in use. I keep a spare set of straps for hiking and hanging in the woods.

    Oldgringo's prop is an excellent idea. You wont need to go as high in the tree.
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    Are you straps made from nylon or polypropylene?

    If they are, switching to polyester or another no-stretch material will help no end.

    If I use polyprop straps, I have the same issues so I don't use them. With polyester straps, its no problem.

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    Quote Originally Posted by oldgringo View Post
    If that's not doable, cobble together a couple of bipod "crutches to put under the suspension lines near each end of the hammock. Even a sturdy sapling with a fork in it will work.
    plus 1 on cobbling or if you're happy with everything except net on the ground, you can roll the bottom and tie or clip it in place?

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    to get the most "grip" from a woopie set up, the covering should be "milked out, over the line to set the grip. this before loading the hammock

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    Quote Originally Posted by the_gr8t_waldo View Post
    to get the most "grip" from a woopie set up, the covering should be "milked out, over the line to set the grip. this before loading the hammock
    I'm sure that makes since to most of you, but could you repeat that in English for us newbies (or at least this newbie)?

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