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    Quote Originally Posted by HangFan View Post
    ... I think Eno published length is the total with their suspension system in place, including carabiners. My DN actual measurement from bunched end to bunched end is only 104"...
    That's typical for published lengths. They may even use the fabric cut length before sewing.

    You're correct, that the best way is to measure your actual hammock for length.

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    Just to add two more cents...
    I whipped my GTUL warbonnet style (without the ridgeline running thru, I just attach to the suspension) ... I have been getting a really nice flat lay @ 85 inches, which I thought was pretty short.
    But it really has made the GTUL very comfortable.

    All I am trying to say is that the ridgeline is quite a bit shorter than I had thought it was 'supposed to be. Probably similar for an eno...? I am 6 ft BTW...

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    you could tie a knot at the fixed eye or you could larks head a few times around one end to make it even shorter on the tail.
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    I think gmcttr might be right about me setting the angle too shallow... Hmm I have tomorrow off so I'll play around with all of the suggestions and report back. I'm only 5'5" so I have a hard time reachin' up them trees!

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    I just tried it again tonight. I think that for my eno I'm just going to have to live with the ridgeline being where it's at. I made sure that I was hanging at 30 degrees with my ridgeline as short as possible and I still am not completely satisfied. Maybe a different hammock for me? Thanks for the help.

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    Same mileage for me. The shortish length of the hammock limits you as to how much flat you can get out of it. Having said that, I can sleep good in it even with the bow in it.

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    Try tying a knot further up the suspension an equal amount on each end to increase the effective length of your eno to say 120". Then larks head your whoopies on the far end of the knot. You will need to larks head a continuous loop on the adjustable end but other than that you should be fine.
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    After you get the length sorted out, but on the subject of tightness:

    If under several hundred pounds of tension an Amsteel or similar ridgeline is stretched, it will be by no more than .5%, which is < 3/4". So, does it matter much to the length of the ridgeline if the tension is reduced to just 10lb? Well, it can't be by more than 1/2". In practice the tension is almost much less, so the difference the tension physically makes is even less.

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    I have a ENO DN, and I have found the angle of the whoopies is important for the tension you feel on ridge line. If the suspension is too high, the ridge line will be loose if too low it will be too tight. The important issue is comfort, and that just takes a bit of time and fiddle factor. My recommendation is too sleep in hammock three times at different length ridge lines and start (START) process there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by watertones View Post
    I just tried it again tonight. I think that for my eno I'm just going to have to live with the ridgeline being where it's at. I made sure that I was hanging at 30 degrees with my ridgeline as short as possible and I still am not completely satisfied. Maybe a different hammock for me? Thanks for the help.
    Watertones, if you still feel the ridge line is too long, please feel free to send it back and I will shorten and return at no charge. The advice from others on the suspension angle being ~30 degrees is correct. Feel free to PM me if you have any questions. Thanks!

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