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    Mine is always Tight in my Hennessy, glad it appears to be normal. I have learned so much here, invaluable all of you sharing experience and knowledge.

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    the guy who got me into hammocks, taught me to get as much slack out of the hammock. As such, the ridgeline is quite tight

    The one thing, I have done though is raise the foot end higher than the head end. That really seems to make a more comfortable hang for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dchrismer View Post
    the guy who got me into hammocks, taught me to get as much slack out of the hammock. As such, the ridgeline is quite tight

    The one thing, I have done though is raise the foot end higher than the head end. That really seems to make a more comfortable hang for me.
    Same here on the foot end height, and the same in several other hammocks. But from the beginning with my HH I have just done it per HH directions: " Pass rope ends through webbing loops. Adjust hammock until centered and ridge line is level and under light tension."

    That is all that has been needed for me. Other times I have pulled it a good bit tighter, and that seemed to work OK also, but I might be putting undue stress on the suspension, RL and trees. Once using a Hitchcraft rope handling device, I over tensioned it and may have even stretched the RL. It was noticeably less comfortable. I have not applied a lot of tension since then.
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    tension

    This guy knows more about hammocks than just about anybody. Makes pretty good ones too. Look at the vid. He shows the best angles, and how the ridgeline should be set. Note that the tension is measured with the hammocker in the hammock. It's going to be really slack with no weight in the hammock.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JWlM0pROnpU

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    Question about ridge line tension and 30 degrees rule for Hennessy Expedition

    I may be way off base here, but if you look at just the nylon hammock part of the HH, from the gathered ends where the suspension is attached, it has a 30* look to it. I think the ridge line and netting change how it looks.

    It seems to me that when you stretch the ridge line tight, the design of the HH gives you the angle you need.

    I'm a rookie, but that's what I see.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ka8yiu View Post
    I may be way off base here, but if you look at just the nylon hammock part of the HH, from the gathered ends where the suspension is attached, it has a 30* look to it. I think the ridge line and netting change how it looks.

    It seems to me that when you stretch the ridge line tight, the design of the HH gives you the angle you need.

    I'm a rookie, but that's what I see.
    +1 on this. I agree completely. I really do think HH are an exception.

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    Fantastic post. This has eased so many frustrations for me. Thanks!
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    I never heard the thirty degree rule before a month ago. I usually put the tree straps about eye level, and the hammock lines hang pretty straight across. I have them somewhat tight. The bottom of the entrance is right below my butt when I back into it.

    I have been thinking of replacing the suspension and ridge lines with whoopies, just because they seem easier to adjust quickly. Anyone else re-do their lines?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Theosus View Post
    I have been thinking of replacing the suspension and ridge lines with whoopies, just because they seem easier to adjust quickly. Anyone else re-do their lines?
    Yes, it's quite common for people to swap out the stock suspension for whoopies. I did so myself because my own hammock (which I bought secondhand) didn't have a suspension.


    I have not replaced the ridge line, but that too is quite commonly done by those who want a detachable ridge line.
    There are many threads and some excellent how-to videos showing how this is done.


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