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    HH Fabric Length Ridge Line Ratio

    After making my clone (aka The ARK) with the adjustable ridgeline, I started wonder how it compares to the stock HH's.

    HH Model FL RL RL/FL
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    Adventure Racer 108 96 0.888

    Expedition Asym 120 100 0.833
    ULBA 120 100 0.833
    Desert Rat 120 100 0.833
    Hyperlight Asym 120 100 0.833
    Scout 120 100 0.833

    Explorer UL 132 110 0.833
    Explorer Deluxe 132 110 0.833

    Survivor 132 108 0.818

    Safari Deluxe 144 112 0.777

    DIY - The ARK 144 120 0.833
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    That's interesting. A few years ago the Explorer was listed with a 108" ridgeline with 132" length of fabric, just like the Survivor now has.

    What I do with that ratio is to take the inverse cosine of it and call that the sag angle. If you didn't use a ridgeline that is approximately the angle the suspension lines would be to have the same hammock sag. Your ratios would be this:

    0.888 ==> 27 degrees.

    0.833 ==> 34 degrees.

    0.818 ==> 35 degrees.

    0.778 ==> 39 degrees.
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    i saw a little electric 10" level at home depot today, you could just weight the hammock and hold the level on your suspension to see the exact angle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by warbonnetguy View Post
    i saw a little electric 10" level at home depot today, you could just weight the hammock and hold the level on your suspension to see the exact angle.
    Or you could drive over to Harbor Freight and buy an inclinometer for $5.99. Home Depot or Lowes probably has them also.

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