Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: NYC, NY
Hammock: WB Traveler 1.7 SL, WBBB 1.1 DL
Tarp: HG Cuben, MacCat
Insulation: HG 40,20 Leighlo20
Suspension: whoop slings/hooks
Whoopie sling ridge line for a warbonnet?
I watched a video by Shug and saw that he had a whoopiesling ridgeline for his hammock so he could have the same sag of his hammock each time. has anyone ever used this for a warbonnet bb? does it work? Do you have experience of it failing? Thanks
Adjustable structural ridgelines are made the same as whoopie slings but the distance from the fixed eye to the adjustable bury is much longer. This just saves using more cordage than is necessary for adjustability. The main purpose of an adjustable ridgeline is to dial in your preferred sag. Once that is done there is typically no reason to adjust it again. In the case of the BB, you can repalce the stock ridgeline with an adjustable one but making adjustments is a little more difficult because the loops are fed through the whipping.
There shouldn't be any issues with failure especially with amsteel or dynaglide. On a typical set up there shouldn't be too much force on the ridgeline if the angle of the suspension is in the 30 degree range. If you have trees that are very far apart or need to set up with the suspension less than 30 degrees, then the ridgeline would end up being very tight.
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Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Yigo, Guam
Hammock: DL1.1XLC/ BIAS WWM/ DIY
Tarp: HG Cuben/ DIY
If I am not mistaken the bb comes with a structural ridge line. It is non adjustable though and for good reason. If you were to lengthen the ridgeline by even two inches, you would rip the bugnetting at the ends.
If you want the ability to have an adjustable ridge line, you can't have a hammock with integrated netting. I use a separate net for the buggy seasons. Here in Guam it's year round... Hope this helps.
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Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Camillus, NY
Hammock: All of them.
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The Blackbird comes with a fixed structural ridgeline. However, I made a two piece Dynaglide ridgeline for my Blackbird with a Dutch ridgeline 'biner in the middle. That way, if I want to unzip the bug net and sit in the hammock like a chair, I can unhook the 'biner and not have the ridgeline in my face.
What Fish said is correct though: The length of the ridgeline needs to be the same length as the stock version, or you will damage your hammock.
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: The Beautiful Black Hills of S.D.
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i have a blackbird and if you looking for a bit more sag, meaning you want the ends of your hammock a bit closer meaning a shorter ridgeline
why not just tie a knot in the ridgeline, lay in in and see if that is what you really want before redoing everything, you could probably take a toggle and wrap the ridgeline around that too and dial in your sag and ridgeline length, that is if your looking to go with more sag and a shorter rideline, longer.....well then your gonna have to start redoing some stuff
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