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    Crooked hang =(

    Ok... got my whoopies made (hooray!) went outside to a couple of trees about 18ft apart. Set up my hammock, got in and was tilted to the right about 10oclock left 4 oclock right.
    I don't think that is right.
    So a couple of questions:
    1) is the 30deg angle I keep reading about to solve this issue?
    2)I cannot for the life of me figure out how to address the attaching the whoopie to the hammock. I have an ultralight backpacking hammock (what I think a lot of people call the Grand Trunk, but mine is called "Tree Sling Hammock" [on the little pouch]) I took out the original lead filled static cord (ok not seriously lead filled, but seriously, lead filled!) and 2 rings and threaded the channel with mason's line, tied it off with a square knot, and lark's headed the whoopie to the inside of the bunched end. Within minutes the masons line popped off and was worthless, but the hammock held.
    So please oh great ones, please help me figure this out. I sat in my hammock for an hour trying to reason why I was crooked, and how to "finish" the ends.
    I am not sure if I can post pics or not. I'll try to edit if I can.

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    18 feet is a little far. Any chance of getting two trees closer together? At 18 feet your attachment points need to be around 7 and a half feet high. For whoopie attachment, you can just use the end channels instead of whipping the ends. Feed the fixed eye ends of the slings through the channels and larks head them. I don't understand what you mean by you got tilted/crooked. Do you mean you were laying on a diagonal?
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    +1 on larksheading the whoopie through the channels. Made a big difference in my GT.
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    sounds like rotational issue. Loosen the larks heads and twist the hammock in the loop to correct.

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    A bit more info. The line needs to come out of the larks head centered when tight. It may have been when you pulled it tight but then shifted when you loaded i with body weight. You may have to offset the other way a bit to get it centered after you lay in it.

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