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Ridgeline question

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Post by pofloyd1 » Thu Dec 29, 2016 10:52 am

I was wondering if you should shorten a fixed ridgeline by taking a few turns around a carabiner? I hang a hammock in the house sometimes, then my wife will want to take a nap in it. Now what I do is to take down mine and put up hers, I tried the adjustable ridgeline and did not like it.



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Post by Scuba » Thu Dec 29, 2016 12:05 pm

that would work fine, I would think.
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Re: Ridgeline question

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Post by bobamos » Thu Dec 29, 2016 9:22 pm

You could just use the one ridgeline and sort of "daisy chain" a couple locations to snap into the Carabineer. That is, if the distance between the two uses is wide enough. I have an adjustable ridgeline where I run the line back on itself and use a taut line hitch for the adjustment. No excess hanging and mine has never slipped.
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Post by pofloyd1 » Fri Dec 30, 2016 9:53 am

Thanks Scuba I could not see why it would not work, it would be a quick fix for me. I may try bobamos adjustable ridgeline I am using zing-it or lash-it will that be too slick? And we use Equip Doubles also.

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Post by Scuba » Fri Dec 30, 2016 2:35 pm

I personally recommend 2.2mm grey lash-it opposed to the 1.75mm. It is easier to splice and lash-it is less waxy than zing-it in my opinion.
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Post by Eddie Robinson » Sat Dec 31, 2016 9:21 am

I've wrapped the fixed length ridgeline of my hennessy round a carabiner when Trying to sort out a comfy lay, each wrap shortens the ridge about an inch

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Post by Flatliner » Sat Dec 31, 2016 3:09 pm

I am slightly confused. Are you using one ridgeline for two hammocks?
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Post by pofloyd1 » Sun Jan 01, 2017 10:20 am

Flatliner wrote:I am slightly confused. Are you using one ridgeline for two hammocks?
No, Sorry I have 4 hammocks all with fixed ridgelines. When I hang one of mine in the house some of the time my wife will want to take a nap of just rest her back ( she has a bad back ). So I am kind of lazy and was looking for a way to keep from taking down my setup to switch to hers. Of course outside I can set up one for her and one for me.

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Re: Ridgeline question

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Post by pofloyd1 » Sun Jan 01, 2017 10:26 am

Eddie Robinson wrote:I've wrapped the fixed length ridgeline of my hennessy round a carabiner when Trying to sort out a comfy lay, each wrap shortens the ridge about an inch

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Thanks for the info that would have and will save a lot of time splicing.

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