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    ridge line length on BB

    I've been considering acquiring a hammock with an integrated bug net, though right now not sure if I'll purchase or DIY. Though I have seen close up pictures of the ends / whipping on the BB I have never closely inspected one in person. The ends appear to be a channel that has been cinched down with the suspension larks headed just behind it, is this correct? The reason I ask it that of the two hammocks that i regularly use are of the channel end type (ie. GT, ENO) with a SRL of approx 85% measured from the point where the chain links exit the channel. The BB has a body measurement of 120" with a 100" SRL, but since the suspension is larks headed behind it doesn't that effectively shorten the body measurement of the hammock while increasing the hammock length to ridge line ratio? While just laying in a hammock with a SRL of 83-87% is comfortable but my "sweet spot" seems to be with a SRL of 85% and my back will tell me whether or not I found it when i get up in the morning.

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    As best as I can measure it (without taking it apart), the dimensions from larkshead to larkshead are...hammock body - 114", SRL - 97". This gives a SRL/hammock body percentage of 85%.

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    Thanks for the info, just what i was looking for.

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    I measured on after it was removed and stretched tight and got 98". So that is pretty consistent with what gmcttr said.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SmokeBait View Post
    I measured on after it was removed and stretched tight and got 98". So that is pretty consistent with what gmcttr said.
    You can always make an ARL and not have to worry about the measurements anymore. There are times, i have lenghtened it, and other times I've shortened it to get a perfect personal length.

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    Quote Originally Posted by uncle_ray_ray View Post
    You can always make an ARL and not have to worry about the measurements anymore. There are times, i have lenghtened it, and other times I've shortened it to get a perfect personal length.
    i had thought of that but guess i brushed it off. aren't you limited in lengthening the ridge line because of the netting? that was my largest concern

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    Quote Originally Posted by cinnamon View Post
    i had thought of that but guess i brushed it off. aren't you limited in lengthening the ridge line because of the netting? that was my largest concern
    These are not major change adjustments. You can feel a difference within a few inches.

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    going too long the rl, will/could put too much stress on the fixed length netting- careful.

    shorter is not an issue apart from saggy netting.
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