Results 1 to 3 of 3
  1. #1
    New Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    Havre de Grace, MD
    Hammock
    Clark NX-250
    Tarp
    Silnylon
    Insulation
    Pads&underquilt
    Posts
    18

    Question Setting ridge line tension

    How do I go about setting a ridge line to give me a 30 degree angle on my hammock?

  2. #2
    goanywhere's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2013
    Location
    Adelaide, Australia
    Hammock
    DIY Gathered End. (Knotty mod)
    Tarp
    DD 10'x10'
    Insulation
    DIY PL and old SB
    Suspension
    Straps/cinch buckl
    Posts
    81
    Don't get all hung up (pardon the pun) on the exact angle try different angles and test the comfort at each adjustment until it feels 'right' and then set your ridgeline. I would use an adjustable line until you're happy. I use a slippery hitch on one end even now in case I want to tweak it.

  3. #3
    designer@quickdata.com's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2012
    Location
    Bend, OR
    Hammock
    WBBB, WBRR, WL LiteOwl
    Tarp
    OES, WL BullFro
    Insulation
    HG UQ & TQ
    Suspension
    Python Straps
    Posts
    170
    If you want a starting point, go to

    http://theultimatehang.com/hammock-hang-calculator/

    You have to know the ridge line length of your hammock. If you don't know, some use 83% of the hammock length. But remember, these are just "sort of" and "kind of" figures - just an estimate.

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •