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    Member CannonBeach's Avatar
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    On my ENO DN, I have done a variation of the Knotty mod or "side stretch mod". When I am in the hammock and I tighten down the shock cord it really makes a difference.

    I added an adjustable structural ridge line but I haven't played with it enough to really see the difference.

    As for the suspension, everything is stock at the moment but those carabiners have to go. I am either going to replace them with some ultralight climbing grade biners from REI or go with whoopie slings. I haven't decided yet.

    BUT my biggest "mod" will be in June when I purchase an AHE New River underquilt. Its my first underquilt and I am very excited. So long pad wrasslin!

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    Senior Member Brian in so cal's Avatar
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    Can someone please point me in the direction of buying or making a Ridgeline for the DN.

    Thanks
    Rockets, BBQ, Backpacking, Hanging. Not necessarily in that order!!

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    Senior Member Brian in so cal's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by CannonBeach View Post
    On my ENO DN, I have done a variation of the Knotty mod or "side stretch mod". When I am in the hammock and I tighten down the shock cord it really makes a difference.

    I added an adjustable structural ridge line but I haven't played with it enough to really see the difference.

    !
    Can someone explain the "Side stretch mod"?

    Thanks
    Rockets, BBQ, Backpacking, Hanging. Not necessarily in that order!!

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    Do a forum search on "knotty mod"

    Adjustable ridge lines are available from many of the cottage vendors here on the site.

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    Member CannonBeach's Avatar
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    Hey Brian, I bought my ridgeline from SimplyLightDesigns.com I think it arrived before the check cleared! Great price and I like supporting our US companies. Check them out.

    By the way, I noticed you are from Canyon Country. I know that area well. Legend has it my dad actually came up with the name "Canyon Country". Apparently there was a contest to name the area and he figured well there is Sand Canyon and all these other canyons so voila "Canyon Country". There are still a couple streets named after my family there. Beautiful country.

    The side stretch mod or "knotty mod" is a nice way to create more of a head/footbox and eliminate some of the floppiness in the sides of the hammock.

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    If you call ENO and ask they will send you the new carabiners free.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tinbanger View Post
    If you call ENO and ask they will send you the new carabiners free.
    Great tip! I've sent them an email request and will let you know if that works also. We have 3 ENO hammocks so hope it's not pushing it

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    I need to find my gt biners and give them away.
    GT double,
    Swapped out original cord in sewn channel, will replace them with whoopies this weekend.
    Atlas straps, love them for car camping, little bulky for packing
    Closeout Kelty footprint for a tarp $14
    Adjustable dyneema ridgeline - gets a lot of stress because the 83% thing, which gives the best lay, also creates a major dip in the hammock which means lifting the straps higher on the tree...or have a tight ridgeline. I need to drop the ridgeline to the end end of the hammock instead of where the rope biners to the strap, that might help.

    Adding a knotty mod soon, just got the shock cord. Winter camping had my quilt spilling out of the foot end of the hammock.

    Underquilt is a must have, prefer it to a pad for sure. Using an old repurposed sleeping bag works just fine.

    ENO bug net is great because it does hang below the hammock plus allows gear storage.

    Treat hammock and net with permethrin.

    A great setup, have someone sleeping in it right now while i post this from another hammock.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Disco View Post
    Things I did to mine that I love:

    - Removed entire ENO suspension, replaced with whoopie slings.

    - Removed stuff sack, cut off straps/buckle, put a grommet in the bottom to turn it into a bishop bag.

    - Added an adjustable ridgeline
    +1 here

    I have an ENO SN, been considering doing the bishop bag... dogs chewed a hole in it years ago so it'll be super easy!

    I also ditched the ropes in the end channels and made some dog bones out of dynaglide.

    Had an Amstel ARL until I found a comfy lay then made a non-adjustable out of lash-it. Now the fiancé is dialing hers in with the ARL.

    I've been using whoopies and carabiners for a few months and decided to lighten it a bit more with dynaglide UCR's, can't wait to try them out, whoopie hooks and mule tape are soon to come.

    Also ordered some custom underquilts from Mike at te-wa. REALLY can't wait for those!!!

    Next on the list is mosquito netting and the knotty mod.

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    Member Rob In AL's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian in so cal View Post
    Can someone please point me in the direction of buying or making a Ridgeline for the DN.

    Thanks
    Everything you need to make pretty much anything hammock/backpacking related can be found here:
    http://www.backwoodsdaydreamer.com/

    The 1/8th Amsteel Blue makes great suspension bits, including ridge lines and it's easy to work with. I used it to make a single line suspension system and one consisting of DIY whoopies and a fixed ridgeline. Also made an adjustable ridge line (which is just a really long whoopie) to use as a back-up whoopie. Replaced the end ropes with continuous loops (also DIY). Black Diamond "Neutrino" carabiners replaced the stock (old style) steel ones.
    Total weight: I have no clue. It was a fun project though.
    If it's stupid but works, it isn't stupid.

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