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    Help with ridge line

    Hi everyone. I have an ENO Double nest and was wondering if anyone can tell me how to make a ridge line. measurements knots,where to tie ect...

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    Quote Originally Posted by tdomer View Post
    Hi everyone. I have an ENO Double nest and was wondering if anyone can tell me how to make a ridge line. measurements knots,where to tie ect...

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    Most would agree that a good ridge line length is 82-83% of hammock length or length of where the ridge line will be connected to. As for where to connect your ridgeline, You can connect it to the ends of the hammock or suspension. Its up to you. Just compensate the additional length added if mounting to suspension. You can do a simple figure eight on a bite for the ends of the ridge line and larks-head(Girth Hitch) that to the hammock on each end if you want. There is many different ways to do it.

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    I have the same hammock and am planning on replacing the rigging. Once that is done, I'll attach my ridge ling right to the rope as it comes out of the end pockets.
    I'm going to be measuring my hammock as soon as I get my basement flooding straightened away and will be going with about 83% of the total length as others have mentioned.
    Be sure to measure your hammock. Not all of these hammocks will be exactly the same length (off an inch or two from one to the next).

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    Re: Help with ridge line

    The 83% is of the total hammock length. A 120" hammock would get a RL.of ~99-100".
    :beer:

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    Thank you all I will measure my hammock tonight and give it a try.

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    If you are not opposed to ordering online (or if there is a local place) pick up some cordage that is non stretch and has a decent breaking strength. Zing-it is popular because it is so light weight but higher rated rope like dynaglide and amsteel can be used as well. A structural ridgeline is supposed to maintain a consistent sag and does not need to have a lot of tension on it but sometimes the RL may also be needed to compensate for times when the trees are very far apart and you can't get the tree straps high enough to get a 30 degree suspension angle . In these cases the RL may end up with a great deal of tension on it. If you use cordage made of nylon it will stretch and affect your sag.

    The easiest thing to do is make a RL with simple fixed loops using whatever knot (bowline, figure 8 on a bight etc.) on each end so the finished length is the 83%.

    If you want to get into splicing (which is fun and not that difficult), make an adjustable RL so you can figure out what length gives you the most comfort. Once you have the length dialed in you can always just leave the adjustable RL on or take it off and replace it with a fixed length RL that matches. The fixed loops can be spliced using a locked brummel. You can then use the ajustable RL on other hammocks.
    Last edited by Bubba; 04-18-2013 at 20:06.
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    Thank you for the Info I will have to order some cord

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    FWIW I'm currently using Dutch's adjustable UCR structural ridge line. It's got ridiculous amounts of adjustability, which is nice since I've never hung in quite the same setup twice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bubba View Post
    ... You can then use the ajustable RL on other hammocks.
    Because there will be other hammocks...

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    Yea i see alot of people talking about dutch gear i am definitely going that route

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