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    Quote Originally Posted by Shug View Post
    Righto....from Warbonnet Hammock 101:

    Find 2 trees that are ideally 13-17′ apart. Hang the hammock so that “once occupied” the foot end is about 16′′ higher than the head end, and by “end” I mean the end of the fabric, not the attachment point on the tree itself. Since the foot end needs to be significantly higher, the easiest way to achieve this is often to just position the hammock much closer to the foot tree AND attach the webbing to the foot tree at head height or above. Having the head end farther away from it’s tree means it will sink more when you get in and that is usually what you want.
    The BB/XLC/Traveler is designed to be laid in “off-center” so that your head is very close to the head end of the hammock while your feet are alot farther away from the foot end. This allows the fabric under your legs to spread out properly when laying on the diagonal. To do this you’ll want to lay so that your eyes are aprox. even with the farthest side tieout (BB or XLC) so that one tieout is even with your eyes and the other is chest level. Once you are laying in this correct spot you will then determine if you want the head/foot end higher or lower. Most people will want it setup so that when your eyes are even with the tieout that you are basically level/horizontal from hips to shoulders, so if your upper body seems too inclined or declined simply move the webbing up or down the tree trunk to adjust.
    That bit about fine tuning by raising or lowering the straps is really what helped me get the eldorado dialed.

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    In the situation where you have your head end a lot lower than the foot end do you still try and get a 30 degree hang at each end?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ccrowhurst View Post
    In the situation where you have your head end a lot lower than the foot end do you still try to get a 30 degree hang at each end?
    Absolutely. You're just shifting the relative position your body will be in the hammock. Your weight is still going to be in the middle of the hang. IMO, getting your body positioned closer to the head end goes a long ways toward avoiding pressure on your calves.

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    Thank you.

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