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    New Twist on Adjustable Ridgeline

    I have been using a Zing-It whoopie sling for my ridgeline so I can dial in my comfort zone. The problem is when I have it shorter, the excess tail hangs into the hammock and gets in the way.

    Remedy: I switched the bury to the tail side of the line. Now, when I go shorter, the tail stays the same length.



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    You now have a utility constrictor rope (UCR) on a loop instead of a whoopie sling.

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    I use the whoopie style on my traveler. Next hammock ill do it ucr style. I always keep the dangly end on the the foot end and just half hitch it up so its never in the way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GrayDog View Post
    I have been using a Zing-It whoopie sling for my ridgeline so I can dial in my comfort zone. The problem is when I have it shorter, the excess tail hangs into the hammock and gets in the way.

    Remedy: I switched the bury to the tail side of the line. Now, when I go shorter, the tail stays the same length.



    Building the Locked Brummel on the other end was a bit of pain but just took a little extra time.
    That is a great idea for an adjustable RL. Thanks

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    You just have to be careful. If you happen to have a fair bit of tension on the RL and you bump the bury somehow, it could slip. Try a small o-ring around the end of the bury where the line exits. It helps to keep that end of the bury from slipping and losing constriction.
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    Or a prusik knot coming from the tail end around the main line to help hold tention on the other end of the UCR.

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