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    Help me get rid of the calf ridge

    I've got my 1.7double strung up in the garage. Real close to a 30* angle hang about four paces apart. Maybe 20ft. At the moment this is my only option to hang. I can't easily adjust the height of the anchor points which is about ten feet high. Would this be the reason for a bad calf ridge? Any suggestions?

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    20 ft apart seems high for me. If you can go closer, have the straps around head level (your foot end about 5-7 inches higher than head) and keep the ridgline with some slack (not tight), this has helped me in the past. Also, the foot box is a great feature but you do not need to position yourself so as to stick your feet in it. Hope this helps!
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    This might help too - here.
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    For me what fixed it was a longer hammock. I thought wider was the name of the game but wow did a longer ride improve things for me
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    unfortunately this seems to be a personal problem, ie everyone is different and what works for one person won't work for the next. that being said check this thread: http://www.hammockforums.net/forum/s...ght=calf+ridge
    this is just one of many threads discussing the issue.

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    Thanks for the links and advice gang. Once I'm free tomorrow I'm going to rig up some supports in the garage at a couple different heights and closer together. I'm think between two walls in a corner. An isosceles triangle with the hammock being the long side, around 15' long. This should give me some more options to adjust and play with it. Now I just have to clean a garage corner

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    Thanks for the links and advice gang. I've hung my eno dn fr the same spot and had a great sleep. Once I'm free tomorrow I'm going to rig up some supports in the garage at a couple different heights and closer together. I'm think between two walls in a corner. An isosceles triangle with the hammock being the long side, around 15' long. This should give me some more options to adjust and play with it. Now I just have to clean a garage corner

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    Quote Originally Posted by dragon360 View Post
    20 ft apart seems high for me. If you can go closer, have the straps around head level (your foot end about 5-7 inches higher than head) and keep the ridgline with some slack (not tight), this has helped me in the past. Also, the foot box is a great feature but you do not need to position yourself so as to stick your feet in it. Hope this helps!
    I had this problem when I first got my WBBB - I almost gave up on this hammock, then I tried raising the foot 6 inches. Now I love my Blackbird.
    I got in a fight one time with a really big guy, and he said, "I'm going to mop the floor with your face." I said, "You'll be sorry." He said, "Oh, yeah? Why?" I said, "Well, you won't be able to get into the corners very well."


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