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## Re: Ridgeline Question

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• Thanks youngblood and all for the info. You can consider your article a success because it generated so much interest. Good job, and keep it coming. I know
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Thanks youngblood and all for the info. You can consider your article
a success because it generated so much interest. Good job, and keep
it coming.

I know my fuss over understanding this is queebish to some, but I find
it interesting to have a known starting point and then try and take in
all the experience from this group as I play and adjust; which to me
is half the fun.

I took your math explanation and built a simple excel calculator that
determines the length of a structural ridgeline to sets the 30 degree
droop angle. I have no idea if there is any use to it but if anyone
would like me to upload it I will do that.

CHRIS

--- In hammockcamping@yahoogroups.com, "Dave Womble" <dpwomble@y...>
wrote:
>
> >
> (For what it is worth, this is a brief discussion of the geometry:
> For 30 degrees the sine is 0.50 and the cosine is 0.87. So the
droop
> is approximated by one-half of the length of the hammock system
> (fabric plus what portions of the hammock suspension line you choose
> to include) times 0.50... which gives you the 1/4 ratio that Ralph
> mentioned. The straight line distance is 0.87 times the length of
> the hammock system. This straight line distance would be a
> structural ridgeline if you were designing a hammock with a
> structural ridgeline. If you didn't use a structural ridgeline it
> would be the distance between the supporting trees.)
>
> >
>
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