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    One more voice on this, and I agree on hanging a bit loose. I am not using any bottom insulation on mine at this time, so nothing to distort the visuals when hanging it up. With everything closed up and hoops raised, give a good amount of sag to the mid area of the weather shield. I am about 6ft. and a bit less than 250, and this works for me consistantly. While I am not against using one on the Clark NX250, I feel not need to use a ridge line, visuals work fine for me. To be honest, I had to experiment a bit to "learn" the visuals though. On my gathered end hammocks, a srl on them all.

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    Good reading on this little thread.
    I like passinthru's 1/3 of the way to the head end sag idea. Makes a good visual reference point for the best hang; tension and level wise. Also liking the shock cord attachment after the initial hang idea. Will definitely be trying that out next time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Passinthru View Post
    I haven't used a ridgeline, but I suspect that the ridgeline length also changes with different setups.
    Structural ridge-line (SRL) length in proportion to the length of the hammock and cord it hangs from between the ridge-line ties does not change. About 8" / 200mm of length of added suspension length is needed at each end (or put it all at one end) in order for the ridge-line to clear the hoops when the hammock is loaded. If the stock NX250 starts at 108" in length, it will then hang from points 108+16= 124" inches apart. If an SRL span of 103" indicated the sag you wanted, the sag will be the same as if there were no extensions, no SRL, and a distance between hmmk ends of 90".

    One reason I've been keen on this is repeatability. I assume Clark will not change the hammock bed material they use, as it defines expectation of comfort? But, the tailoring or sizes of the hoods and netting / weather-shield? They may do that differently in the future, and so the visual cues may change.
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    susiew50, I only have around 40 nights in my nx250, and have thought that I had it all figured out, just to realize a couple of times that I had indeed hung it a bit tight, it is easy to do. As the others have suggested, the visuals will work. My problems came when I attempted to set up with a sleeping bag inside, it does need to be empty at set up. Hope you keep on liking it, happy hanging.

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    Well, happy to report that I just came off a 2 day kayak campout in Lower Saranac Lake. I kayaked 9 miles to the site and had the best night of sleep in my life. My Clark NX250 went up easy and I had no problems. I put it up overlooking the lake and listened to the loons calling all evening. The whoopie slings were easy to use. The temp dropped to 47 and I was so warm. I did use a Hudson River UQ, but I think I wouldn't have needed it. Can't wait to the next trip.
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    Quote Originally Posted by susiew50 View Post
    Well, happy to report that I just came off a 2 day kayak campout in Lower Saranac Lake.
    Picture me giving you a an insanely jealous look.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by DemostiX View Post
    ....and if that is the case, have short lengths of shock cord (if you are a serious camper) or inexpensive light sewing elastic( if you want to get by for under <$2 from Wallmart, etc) to pull the hoops back toward the hammock ends, so the netting is up for maximum ventilation and comfort.
    Yep i agree with you , but also i set up the 250 with an internal ridgeline without the poles in it looks just like the average hammock once i reach my line i then place the hooped sections in and your up and running just adjust the elastic you place on the hoops to adjust as Demostix stated, works a treat..
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    In the end of the day it is how comfortable it is when cranking the zzzzzzzzzzzzzzZZZZ`s
    not all prim and proper showing it off at a meet or communal "HANG", sag is better for the comfort .
    "THE FINAL STEPS WHICH WE MAKE IN LIFE ARE THE MOST IMPORTANT MOVE SLOWLY"... r. s. g . 1966

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