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    Quote Originally Posted by GrizzlyAdams View Post
    .. Having a weaker line as the ridgeline is safer, in the sense that it will snap before the heftier suspension line will.

    just my $0.05

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    You need a nifty name for that... something that describes a fusible, load limiting, or snappy ridgeline.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Youngblood View Post
    You need a nifty name for that... something that describes a fusible, load limiting, or snappy ridgeline.
    I'd call it a "canary cord", in reference to historical use of canaries in coal mines.

    Grizz

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    Quote Originally Posted by GrizzlyAdams View Post
    I'd call it a "canary cord", in reference to historical use of canaries in coal mines.

    Grizz
    That has a nice ring to it.
    I never tension my ridge line very tight, might have to switch to subdued 550 cord.

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    ok so i understand why you would want to put a ridgeline on your hammock, but I like my hammock to be really flat wouldn't a ridgeline no matter what length is going to place some sag in the hammock.

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    a flat lay doesn't mean there is no sag, and a longer rl doesn't mean you can get flatter.

    in a wide end gathered hammock, a flat lay is achieved by having lots of sag so you can lay on the diagonal. the rl makes it easier to hang the hammock with enough sag.

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