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    DN setup too tightly?

    Hey all,

    Just spent a couple nights in my DN and I think I'm doing something wrong here...

    How can I make it so the hammock doesn't "cocoon" when I lay in it? I'm thinking I either have it set up too high or tight. Basically when I lay in it, the doublenest just wraps around me so I can't see out at all. Any help is appreciated!

    Thanks!

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    Yep, sounds like you've got the hammock strung too tight. Generally speaking, the ideal angle for your suspension to hang is 30*. This will reduce the forces on the suspension itself, and get you closer to a comfortable level of sag in the hammock. Have you thought about adding a structural ridgeline to the hammock? These force you to hang the hammock with the same amount of sag every time. I would recommend starting with an adjustable one, so you can find a length that offers the most comfort.

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    My experience in a DN is about the same. You can lessen it to a degree by laying more on a diagonal rather then straight down the centerline. I have often thought of sewing a loop onto the middle of each side and connecting them together underneath the hammock. haven't gotten around to trying that yet. There is just more fabric there than I need but a SN is too small for me.

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    More sag and a RL will help.
    Last edited by raiffnuke; 08-11-2011 at 11:49.

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    Thanks for the responses. I have thought about adding a RL and it looks like that is the way to go. Definitely had it rigged too tightly this weekend, so the next go around I'll work on the 30* angle.

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    I use more than 30* with a DN. Don't know why that works for me, but I suspect it has something to do with all that fabric Stu is on about. Love my DN.
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