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    My hammock is measured from one gathered end knot to the other. It's 133" and my ridge length is around 110". I can reach my RL with no problem and use it to hang my head lamp.....RR
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    Needs more Hang time Catavarie's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Athens-m50 View Post
    well , I am laying diagonal......and I am attaching at aluminum rings.....My adjustable ridge line is almost all the way out at 122.....

    when I am at 109....I have so much sag that when I lay down....my ridge line seems like its about 4 feet above me.....if I hung anything on it....there would be no way I could reach any of it.
    Quote Originally Posted by gmcttr View Post
    Since you have attached to rings at the end of loops (I assume) extended beyond the hammock body, you have to include those in the overall length for calculating the "83% rule". This location will also raise the ridgeline higher (and possibly out or reach) than if it was attached at the base of the suspension directly against the hammock body.

    I'm guessing you are very close to the 83% rule like most hangers and just need to go back to enjoying the hang.
    I'm guessing your rings are about 6 inches from the whipping on your hammock, as that seems to be about the standard length of such setups. Thus your working lenght is 144 inches (12 feet) and not 132 inches (11 feet). This puts your 122 inch ridge line right about 85%, which falls pretty close to the 83% rule of thumb and closer to what my ridge lines normally run.
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    Senior Member Athens-m50's Avatar
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    that is possable Catavarie.....will measure tonight and see if thats the case.....

    if so...that would be about right :-)

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    Finally stopped at 126" for my new 11ft hammock. This is longer than everyone seems to have, but it's perfect for me - super flat lay - which I like. No calf ridge problem - the 11ft length is just perfect, but boy is this thing long compared to my WBBB! It barely fits in the shed.
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