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    Is there an ideal height and spread for anchor points of WBBB

    I am considering building my own treeless backyard hanging structure in my yard. I have seen some great stand ideas here on HF.

    I understand that depending on the spread between anchor point the height must change to achieve the desired ~30 deg angle.

    Is there and ideal height off the ground for the WBBB?
    Assuming yes what is the related ideal spread?


    I just ordered a BB, so I have no experience hanging yet, I do have a metal hammock stand which has hooks that are 168"(14foot) x 48" (4foot).
    I saw Mustardman just posted pics of his bridge hanging from a similar to my metal stand.
    he looks to have hooked the suspension loops directly to the stand.
    I understand that this may not work with the BB like it did on a bridge.

    Does any one have any thoughts or advice for me?

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    Assuming flat terrain, eye level, 12-15 feet apart. Loaded tension varies from person to person, some like a tighter lay, others a bit looser. Experiment, every hang is a win.
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    I'd say you can't really go wrong with a 15 - 17' setup. That gives you enough room for a good hang on your BB and enough room for any tarp you might consider pairing with it (save for party-tarps).

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    if you have a smartphone, search for the app called the hammock hang calculater. you plug in the distance between your trees and it will tell you how high you need your tree straps to get a 30* angle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cookie setx View Post
    if you have a smartphone, search for the app called the hammock hang calculater. you plug in the distance between your trees and it will tell you how high you need your tree straps to get a 30* angle.
    Fantastic! +1

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    Quote Originally Posted by kruski View Post
    I am considering building my own treeless backyard hanging structure in my yard. I have seen some great stand ideas here on HF.

    I understand that depending on the spread between anchor point the height must change to achieve the desired ~30 deg angle.

    Is there and ideal height off the ground for the WBBB?
    Assuming yes what is the related ideal spread?


    I just ordered a BB, so I have no experience hanging yet, I do have a metal hammock stand which has hooks that are 168"(14foot) x 48" (4foot).
    I saw Mustardman just posted pics of his bridge hanging from a similar to my metal stand.
    he looks to have hooked the suspension loops directly to the stand.
    I understand that this may not work with the BB like it did on a bridge.

    Does any one have any thoughts or advice for me?
    I've been developing a backyard stand and scaling it down to minimal height and length for my Blackbird which has been working well but in the process of reducing the distance the swing of the hammock is also effected. Compared to a typical tree hang with a 12' to 15' spread which gives a nice long slow swing, my shortened up stand is approaching 9 1/2' the swing is much shorter and faster, not really a deal breaker but something to be considered. My attachments are at around 55" high in this pic and around 10 1/2' spread. I've since moved the attachments closer by a nearly a foot and adjusted the supension to get more tension on the ridgeline. This stand knocks down with no tools and fits in a lawn chair bag.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Bannerstone View Post
    I've been developing a backyard stand and scaling it down to minimal height and length for my Blackbird which has been working well but in the process of reducing the distance the swing of the hammock is also effected. Compared to a typical tree hang with a 12' to 15' spread which gives a nice long slow swing, my shortened up stand is approaching 9 1/2' the swing is much shorter and faster, not really a deal breaker but something to be considered. My attachments are at around 55" high in this pic and around 10 1/2' spread. I've since moved the attachments closer by a nearly a foot and adjusted the supension to get more tension on the ridgeline. This stand knocks down with no tools and fits in a lawn chair bag.


    David
    That is pretty slick...

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    I have an iPhone app called "Tiltmeter". I hold the edge of the phone on my suspension lines and it reads the angle. It or something similar is probably available on other platforms.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MAD777 View Post
    I have an iPhone app called "Tiltmeter". I hold the edge of the phone on my suspension lines and it reads the angle. It or something similar is probably available on other platforms.
    Thanks Mad777!
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    while cares will drop away from you like the leaves of Autumn."
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    Quote Originally Posted by MAD777 View Post
    I have an iPhone app called "Tiltmeter". I hold the edge of the phone on my suspension lines and it reads the angle. It or something similar is probably available on other platforms.
    Fantastic APP! I can find so many uses for this in my woodshop. Thanks Mad777.

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