Structural Ridgeline

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Structural Ridgeline

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Post by KINGLONESTAR » Sat Oct 15, 2016 6:07 am

I'm pretty sure I already know the answer but here it goes anyway...

I made my SRL out of Zing-it and I made locked brummel, buried loops on each end. When I'm in my hammock, the SRL is tight like a guitar string.

I am going to have to re-make them completely, ain't I?

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Post by Flatliner » Sat Oct 15, 2016 7:09 am

Not necessarily. You can probably change the hang angle slightly. If you are hung at 25* go to 30* etc


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Re: Structural Ridgeline

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Post by Idaho Hanger » Sat Oct 15, 2016 8:11 am

Length of the RL should be around 83% of the hammock length, at least that's the consensus for most of us. Measure both and see where you're at. If the RL is a lot shorter, maybe you'll need to redo it. If the length is good compared to the hammock then it's an issue of the hang angle as Flatliner suggested.

What hammock are you using and how long is the SRL?
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Post by Scott » Sat Oct 15, 2016 1:10 pm

If you like the way your hammock feels with the SRL you have, regardless of the length, then it should be good for that setup. On the other hand, if you are hanging it so tight to get it as you like it, then it might need to be longer.
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Post by Calait » Sat Oct 15, 2016 5:59 pm

Wondering about changing my ENO Doublenest to a structural ridgeline for the tarp and bug net, any thoughts? Considering as well to change from the ENO straps to 2 inch circular webbing.
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Post by Flatliner » Sat Oct 15, 2016 6:06 pm

It's nice for the big net but I'd encourage you to look at other options for the Tarp. Look into a Continuous Ridge line maybe.


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Post by sarge » Sun Oct 16, 2016 6:27 pm

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Post by P-Dub » Mon Oct 17, 2016 8:04 am

I'm new to hammocking and still setting up my system.
Some people use adjustable ridgelines -- what are the advantages of fixed vs. adjustable ridgelines?

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Re: Structural Ridgeline

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Post by kev137 » Mon Oct 17, 2016 8:25 am

P-Dub wrote:I'm new to hammocking and still setting up my system.
Some people use adjustable ridgelines -- what are the advantages of fixed vs. adjustable ridgelines?
Adjustable allows you to find the sweet spot for you. Some folks like more or less sag than what a fixed ridgeline provides. I use adjustable myself, even though after fiddling around and testing it usually measures out to be about 83% of the hammock length. I just like the idea that I can fuss with it, it's the same reason I use whoopie slings instead of cinch buckles. I like the fiddle factor.

A fixed length will never change and I guess if you are a gram counter it will shave ( not much ) some weight off compared to an adjustable ( more line for the adjustable part means more weight). Also it's a set it and forget it set up. Plus if you are making your own ridgeline a fixed one is going to be ( slightly ) easier to make.
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Post by sarge » Mon Oct 17, 2016 8:37 am

A lot of folks will use the adjustable to find the sweet spot, then install a structural ridgeline before removing it (so they can use it on another hammock).

I leave mine on as there have been a couple of occasions where tree spacing wasn't optimal and fiddlin with it made for a better lay.
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Post by P-Dub » Fri Oct 21, 2016 8:03 am

Thanks, that makes sense!

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Post by KINGLONESTAR » Fri Oct 21, 2016 10:27 am

I'm bringing some Amsteel to the Fall Hang for the splicing tutorial. Could I make an adjustable ridge line out of that or should I buy some more Zing-it?


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Post by Flatliner » Fri Oct 21, 2016 10:55 am

I far prefer amsteel over sing it but I am fat and hang a bunch of crap from my RL


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Post by Idaho Hanger » Fri Oct 21, 2016 6:02 pm

Plus one on Amsteel ridge lines. I personally don't think the cost and weight difference vs zing-it or dynaglide is worth it. For a few extra grams and a few cents you can have a RL you never have to worry about.
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Post by P-Dub » Fri Oct 21, 2016 11:58 pm

Tonight I made a UCR ridgeline with Dacron fly-fishing line; will have to hope it's dry enough outside tomorrow to hang it and try it out.
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