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    Quote Originally Posted by Hooch View Post
    This thread is not what I thought it was going to be about.
    +1 HA

    might have to try it upside down too - the Traveler that is...

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    I think for me it depends on where my butt is placed. I can be left or right more or less in banana or diagnal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by charley View Post
    I think for me it depends on where my butt is placed. I can be left or right more or less in banana or diagnal.
    We really have to be careful with our wording, given the thread title!

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    Thanks for the input.
    I did turn it upside down to no avail.
    I even took the suspension off and then put it larkshead back on.
    It's a gathered end with a channel. I have not re whipped it (if that is the right term for a gathered end)
    I keep mentioning the floppy sides. I don't mind them per se, but I think they are a clue.
    If you have a gathered end you know the sides ride up high and tight. That is not happening.

    As to the double entendres, I have been married a long time so those other thoughts no longer occur to me (or my wife)

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    http://www.tothewoods.net/HomemadeHammock2.html

    Review Jeff's article. I think he has your answer.

    col r

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    Quote Originally Posted by wwk10 View Post
    Thanks for the input.
    I did turn it upside down to no avail.
    I even took the suspension off and then put it larkshead back on.
    It's a gathered end with a channel. I have not re whipped it (if that is the right term for a gathered end)
    I keep mentioning the floppy sides. I don't mind them per se, but I think they are a clue.
    If you have a gathered end you know the sides ride up high and tight. That is not happening
    .

    As to the double entendres, I have been married a long time so those other thoughts no longer occur to me (or my wife)

    If you have a standard Gathered End that Knotty has a thread about, then the sides WILL be floppy!! That was the reason the Knotty added the shock cord. I cut the ends on mine when making the channels and it helped with the floppyness.
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    Possibly with yor adjustable RL, it loosened up and became once again a banana. Have you tried putting the SRL back on and cranking it really short?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Aardvark View Post
    Possibly with yor adjustable RL, it loosened up and became once again a banana. Have you tried putting the SRL back on and cranking it really short?
    I agree that a loosened adjustable ridge-line is the best explanation for the phenomena. If it was longer and when hanging it you pulled tight enough to make it taut, you'd have a harder center line of force down the middle, and the sides would not be so floppy than when the ridgeline was shorter.
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    It is an adjustable ridge line. After the problem appeared I did adjust it to no avail. I no longer have them up so I will have to continue testing later. I will concentrate on the ridge line. This is frustrating I have never had anything like yhis happen before.

    On the positive side, if I figure it out it will be useful to recreate. It woukd not be comfy to sleep in all night, but i was set up three feet from a slow rolling river. the floppy sides made for a great view.

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    I have just bought a HH, tried it in my garden and had this problem, didn't matter how i moved around in it there was a definite line down the centre. I have never hung a hammock before so would be very interested how to get rid of this or i can see my tent being used again.

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