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    Senior Member pineapplenewton's Avatar
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    with my current suspension (far to dynamic) i go as high as i can usually.
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    I'm pretty much like the majority (I think) ... about sitting height.
    However, I would like to hang my hammock in a nice photo-op location some day, like the edge of a cliff, across a creek bed, between 2 rock walls, or ?? It probably wouldn't be at 'sitting height', but I'd have some good pictures to show the wife and get to see her eyes roll to the back of her head!
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    Quote Originally Posted by ikemouser View Post
    In reference to the origional question, what height are you guys tieing off your straps at?
    About eye level if the trees are 15' or so apart. I was camping this weekend and it was buggy at times so I needed to set up in an open area instead of the dank woods. The only trees I could set up in were 20' or more apart, so I set up as high as I could reach. But to get the sag right I was only a few inches off the ground. It was not optimal for me, but it was functional.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hike4WD View Post
    I'm pretty much like the majority (I think) ... about sitting height.
    However, I would like to hang my hammock in a nice photo-op location some day, like the edge of a cliff, across a creek bed, between 2 rock walls, or ?? It probably wouldn't be at 'sitting height', but I'd have some good pictures to show the wife and get to see her eyes roll to the back of her head!
    Just cross your fingers that your suspension doesn't decided to fail that time

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    Quote Originally Posted by Beast 71 View Post
    About eye level if the trees are 15' or so apart. I was camping this weekend and it was buggy at times so I needed to set up in an open area instead of the dank woods. The only trees I could set up in were 20' or more apart, so I set up as high as I could reach. But to get the sag right I was only a few inches off the ground. It was not optimal for me, but it was functional.
    at times I had to take my trekking poles and hoist the straps up a bit beyond my reach. One nice reason for the ring buckles... I can adjust evertything from ground level and still release the pressure on my strtaps with my poles when I take down.
    I may be slow... But I sure am gimpy.

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    If you have a tarp that doesn't have a lot of coverage it might make sense to hang a little higher so that you don't get splash from the ground when it's raining.

    It's kind of a stretch since most people will get a tarp that provides enough coverage so that the rain doesn't hit the ground beneath their hammock to begin with, but it's a reason.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TinaLouise View Post
    I pitch low but I thought that was because I'm 5 foot tall and I can't really get the straps up very high on the trees.
    Same here as TinaLouise.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ramblinrev View Post
    at times I had to take my trekking poles and hoist the straps up a bit ...
    I wish I'd thought of that! I don't have trekking poles but I almost always have a paddle when I camp. Thanks Rev, good thinking.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hike4WD View Post
    However, I would like to hang my hammock in a nice photo-op location some day, like the edge of a cliff, across a creek bed, between 2 rock walls, or ?? It probably wouldn't be at 'sitting height', but I'd have some good pictures to show the wife and get to see her eyes roll to the back of her head!
    You could try "extreme hammocking"!
    http://extremehammock.com/

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    Quote Originally Posted by Beast 71 View Post
    I like it at chair heigth while I sit in it.
    My preferred height also... Easy on my old knees.

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