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 08-12-2010, 10:42 #21 Frikk Member   Join Date: Jun 2010 Location: Norway Hammock: WB BB 1.7DL Tarp: WB Superfly Insulation: Burrow&Incubator Suspension: BB webbing Posts: 85 Nice illustration. My first thought however when reading "The average human height is approximately 6 feet (2 meters)" was: "Wow, Americans are tall!". (Given my geography, I'm used to human sizes given in meters). Then I visited www.unitconversion.org and found out that 6 feet is more like 1.82 meters and 2 meters are over 6 feet and 6 inches. A nice sideeffect of this nitpicking (sorry about that by the way) is that I now know that my own height is 230 barleycorn and the weight I don't want to exceed is 500'000 carat. Gotta love round numbers Thanks for making me learn something today! -Frikk
08-12-2010, 12:04   #22
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 Originally Posted by Frikk Nice illustration. My first thought however when reading "The average human height is approximately 6 feet (2 meters)" was: "Wow, Americans are tall!". (Given my geography, I'm used to human sizes given in meters).
Frikk, you are absolutely correct! I'm afraid that I did round a bit, and in meters, that turns out to be a little more than expected. I'm actually 1.778 meters tall, give or take a millimeter.

08-12-2010, 12:10   #23
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 Originally Posted by angrysparrow Great work dejoha. Was this one of the more difficult hammock illustrations for you to conceptualize?
No, not in the least. It was one of the easiest to put together, actually. The only thing I took more time on was to get the measurements to scale. But then I worried it would come across as too technical, so I eased up on the numbers and rounded things off a bit to make it more approachable.

The big "Ah-Ha!" moment for me was seeing how easy it can be to get the optimal hang height and distance, the 30° angle, and a free slice of pizza to boot. Well, I'm still working on the free pizza, but maybe a generous HF member will surprise me on the next group hang.

 08-12-2010, 12:22 #24 beep     Join Date: Jul 2009 Location: Minneapolis, MN Hammock: WB BB 1.1 dbl Tarp: MacCat Dlx SpinnUL Insulation: Phoenix/Incubator Suspension: Whoopie Slings View my gallery 47 Posts: 2,159 Images: 47 Good stuff (as usual!), Dejoha! Thanks! It's a great way to illustrate the interaction between connection height and tree separation. __________________ "The more I carry the happier I am in camp; the less I carry the happier I am getting there" - Sgt. Rock
 08-12-2010, 14:14 #25 Kasuko Senior Member     Join Date: Aug 2009 Location: Ottawa, ON Hammock: WBBB DBL 1.7 Tarp: OES MacCat Deluxe Insulation: Warbonnet Yeti Suspension: Stock Cinche Posts: 242 Does anyone else think there should be a sticky with all of his great illustrations for all the noobs to see. __________________ I like metric, I use metric, for those of you who don't ... you should, for those of you who won't ... here. 0*C - 32*F, 10*C - 50*F, 20*C - 68*F, 30*C - 86*F 100g - 3.52oz, 500g - 17.63oz, 1kg - 2.2lbs, 16oz - 1lbs 10cm - 3.9", 1m - 3.28ft, 1km - 0.62mi
08-12-2010, 14:45   #26
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 Originally Posted by Kasuko Does anyone else think there should be a sticky with all of his great illustrations for all the noobs to see.
+1. Good idea!
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 08-12-2010, 14:45 #27 pedro Senior Member     Join Date: Feb 2008 Location: Wilmington, DE Hammock: DIY Speer-type Tarp: modded SG 12' x12' Insulation: CCF and DAM Suspension: whoopie slings View my gallery 2 Posts: 832 Images: 2 Yes! This was very well done. Kudos! __________________ "Interesting! No, wait, the other thing.....tedious!"- Bender Bending Rodriques
 08-12-2010, 15:06 #28 Old River Rat Senior Member     Join Date: Jul 2010 Location: Deville, La. Hammock: GrizzBridge Rhino Tarp: Speer Winter Tarp Insulation: HammockGear TQ/UQ Suspension: Whoopie Slings Posts: 755 Great post . . . Thanks!
 08-13-2010, 14:00 #29 Nek New Member   Join Date: Aug 2010 Location: Sagnasty MI Hammock: A big one to hold my fat carcass Tarp: SilNylon Suspension: Whoopie slings Posts: 2 Help a newb out a little. With that graphic i understand the distance between the trees, the mounting height, the 100" ridgeline. But what I dont understand is the OA length of the hammock itself. Wouldnt the ridgeline be different for a 11'6" hammock vs a 9' hammock? Based on your graphic, what was the hammock length? Thanks
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 Originally Posted by Nek Help a newb out a little. With that graphic i understand the distance between the trees, the mounting height, the 100" ridgeline. But what I dont understand is the OA length of the hammock itself. Wouldnt the ridgeline be different for a 11'6" hammock vs a 9' hammock? Based on your graphic, what was the hammock length? Thanks
The rule of thumb is that a structural ridgeline is 80% of the hammock length. A 100 inch ridgeline would be for a 125 inch hammock (roughly 10 feet).
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