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    Ok so I have a question...

    Assuming my pix are accessible now, you guys have seen how I hung my new homemade model.

    I ended up having the straps attached really high on the trees, a fair amount of sag for comfort, and the bottom of the hammock not far off the ground. While this was really comfortable, I'm worried it won't be ideal once I put the thing under a good-sized tarp like the one I've been making.

    How do I get a nice low hang like on Ed Speer's site? The hammocks in his "winter hanging" section are attached just a couple of feet off the ground, and slung almost horizontally.

    I tried lowering the suspension on the trees, but this required tightening a fair amount to keep me off the ground, which in turn made the hammock really tight around my shoulders. NOT comfy.

    Suggestions?
    Last edited by Just Jeff; 10-12-2006 at 11:32. Reason: Split from Hammock Size thread.
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    Ok so I guess nobody had any bright ideas here....well, thanks anyway!

    Back to the old drawing board...
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    Sounds like, to me, you are getting a lot of stretch somewhere?

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    Good question, blackbishop. Not sure how that works b/c I usually use a ridgeline. I'd ask Ed.
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