View Poll Results: What is your actual ridgeline legnth?

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  • More than 88%

    6 12.50%
  • 86% - 88%

    1 2.08%
  • 84% - 85%

    4 8.33%
  • 83% perfect hang baby

    15 31.25%
  • 82% - 81%

    12 25.00%
  • 80% - 78%

    9 18.75%
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    83% of what? Do I lay down the hammock and measure from where the sling attaches on one end to the other and then make the ridge 83% of that?

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    83% of what? Do I lay down the hammock and measure from where the sling attaches on one end to the other and then make the ridge 83% of that?
    Yup. 83% of the length between the attachment points. For most, I think this is the length from whipping to whipping.

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    Again... silly me but I dont understand the %? How to I figure this out???
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    Quote Originally Posted by jons4real View Post
    Again... silly me but I dont understand the %? How to I figure this out???
    My hammock is 114" long and I use a ridgeline around 90" to 88".
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    i've all but got rid of my ridgeline---

    i prefer a ridgeline-less TTTG Switchback.

    my other hammocks have adjustable lines-- the less sag the better.
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    I can't really vote. On my eno the ridge line is adjustable and it depends on my back. I guess for the most part it would be 83 - 85%. On our hammocks in our hammock fort it is more like 85 - 90% (it too is adjustable). I had to switch things over to adjustable because what is comfortable most of the time, is not as comfortable when my back is out, and I also need the hammock to be easier to get in and out of. On the plus side, the hammock will usually help my back after a few days

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    Went on a campout the weekend of Nov 18-20th. The lay just didn't feel "right". Couldn't figure out what. Then this weekend I decided to check the ridgeline. I have a whoopie sling so I can adjust it and apparently it adjusted itself. My ridgeling was tooooo long, shortened it up, tested it out, and all was better. About 83%.
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    How do y’all know the %? My ridge-line is tied to the trees though.
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    I "set" mine to 83%. Measure the length from whipping to whipping without the ridgeline, (mine is 114") then multiply that by 83% (mine=94.62" so 95")

    If you take the ridgeline length/overalll length = percentage
    95 divided by 114= .8333 move the decimal two places to the right= 83%

    Another example- a 108 ridgeline and 124 overall
    108/124=.8709 then move the decimal= 87%
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    I'm still dialing my SRL in (currently at 84%) but will try shorter the next outing. Adding the SRL to my Skeeter Beeter Pro turned it from a decent hammock to a great one!
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