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    Quote Originally Posted by WV View Post
    When you go over 15' the forces on the posts get big.
    How come?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Beast 71 View Post
    How come?
    I assume that the further out you place the posts, the higher you need to attach the hammock (huggers). The higher you go on the post, the greater the forces at the pivot point (ground).

    Another way to think of it, the higher you hang, then deeper your posts need to be.
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    I may be off on this because I am not an engineer, but if you have higher posts, you can get a better hang angle, if your posts are too short and hanging close to the top causes you to have to go with 20 degrees, then the force from the weight in the hammock would be more than if you could hang at 30 or 40 degrees, which would reduce the stress placed on the supports.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Trooper View Post
    ... Maybe, try posts mounted 15' apart, but angled 15-20 away from each other. ...
    I'd be concerned about angling posts. The force on the posts would tend to be upward toward the surface (thus not as much resistance and no compression), whereas with straight posts the force would be toward the side slightly into the ground (much more resistance and compression). Just my take on things.

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    Don't angle the posts. It's goofy. You will not like the look of it. No one will trust it to be strong. Right angles, my man. Only right angles!

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