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    Jazilla's Avatar
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    I usually figure if I'm within a 1/2 inch I did it right. Lot of variables can make it come out uneven even if your material is cut out with laser cutter and perfect. You still have the human element (except if your Stormcrow).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jazilla View Post
    I usually figure if I'm within a 1/2 inch I did it right. Lot of variables can make it come out uneven even if your material is cut out with laser cutter and perfect. You still have the human element (except if your Stormcrow).
    i agree with you on stormcrow products . . .

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    Success and yes... another question

    Thanks for the input guys. I was able to do a little seam ripping and adjust the length. At the same time I bar tacked in some additional tubular webbing to form the suspension triangle and tightened up the existing loops at the end of the hammock where the AmSteel previously went through to hold the end pins on the spreader bars nice and secure.

    The only issue with that design was that I used a loop with a diamond knot in some vinyl tubing instead of a metal ring to attach the Whoopie Sling to the hammock suspension triangle. This would slide when I sat down on the side of the hammock to get in and made the suspension triangle go from isosceles to scalene. To solve that sliding problem I bar tacked a 2.5 inch piece of webbing to hold the vinyl tubing/larksheaded AmSteele in place. Seams to work well. (Sewing humor... ...sorry...)

    One other question though.... Is there any need for a ridgeline on a bridge hammock? I am 6 feet tall and dislike how the ridgeline hits my head when sitting in a HH. With the bridge hammock it seems like the ridgeline would be high enough when strung up to trees that are fairly close together, but when I tested this on trees much further apart, as may sometimes be necessary in the field, the hang angle was much flatter and therefore the ridgeline would be much lower. (Not to mention too short!)

    Once again your help would be greatly appreciated...

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    I have a ridge line in my bridge, helps with holding netting up, or suspension "over-the-ridge line" for quilts in deep winter cold. If you find that perfect hang and set the ridge line length, you should never have to worry about how the bridge is hung again. Note: My ridge is structural and could take a portion of the weight bearing duties in a "tight" hang.

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    I have a structural ridge line on mine. It helps get the correct hang. If the trees are wide then it comes into play to keep the correct lay.
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    Good points guys. Thanks.

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