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    Agree with what everyone has said about 83%.
    Only point I would make is that it has to from rl attachment points not hammock length I.e. if attaching to rings, it should be 83% of the length between the rings when laid flat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fallkniven View Post
    That's where adjustable ridglines, come in handy. When you get a new hammock, put it on so you can adjust to find your sweet spot. measure that mark and replace it with a fixed ridgline. Or you could leave the adjustable one on too.
    The only thing I can add to this is that when replacing your ridgeline with an adjustable ridgeline is to mark the adjustable ridgeline with a permenent marker at increments of 1" this allows you to change the length and be able to know where your are in terms of future ajustments.

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    Quote Originally Posted by craige View Post
    Agree with what everyone has said about 83%.
    Only point I would make is that it has to from rl attachment points not hammock length I.e. if attaching to rings, it should be 83% of the length between the rings when laid flat.
    Just checking. This is how I measure hammock "length" too - while the hammock is flat on the floor. Other thoughts?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Loki View Post
    Just checking. This is how I measure hammock "length" too - while the hammock is flat on the floor. Other thoughts?
    Yes, I usually get my daughter to hold one end, while I stretch it out, both holding the tapemeasure at the knot of my gathered end. It's the point that my continuous loops attach, and the ridgeline goes around them.....RR
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