## Re: Breaking strength

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• Ok now sorry if this is a dumb question, but I have to ask. Is th 30 deg. angle set before you climb in or is it the angle your body weight produces after you
Message 1 of 3 , Sep 16, 2003
Ok now sorry if this is a dumb question, but I have to ask. Is
th 30 deg. angle set before you climb in or is it the angle your
body weight produces after you climb in? I know dumb question......
Or maybe it isn"t... :)
• After you climb in.. Rick
Message 2 of 3 , Sep 17, 2003
After you climb in..

Rick

--- In hammockcamping@yahoogroups.com, "bronco372003" <hlusk@p...> wrote:
> Ok now sorry if this is a dumb question, but I have to ask. Is
> th 30 deg. angle set before you climb in or is it the angle your
> body weight produces after you climb in? I know dumb question......
> Or maybe it isn"t... :)
• ... Well, with my homemade Speer type hammock I set the 30 degree angle before I climb in. I do this by measuring the distance between supports/trees and then
Message 3 of 3 , Sep 17, 2003
--- In hammockcamping@yahoogroups.com, "bronco372003" <hlusk@p...>
wrote:
> Ok now sorry if this is a dumb question, but I have to ask. Is
> th 30 deg. angle set before you climb in or is it the angle your
> body weight produces after you climb in? I know dumb question......
> Or maybe it isn"t... :)

Well, with my homemade Speer type hammock I set the 30 degree angle
before I climb in. I do this by measuring the distance between
supports/trees and then measuring off the rope/webbing length that is
appropriate to give me a 30 degree angle (Post 2652 gives more info
on how I do it). However, the force on the rope/webbing occurs after
I get in... so, you compute the force on the angle after you get
in.

I haven't paid any attention as to how much the angle changes when I
get in, but with my Speer type hammock at a 30 degree horizontal
angle, I don't think it is a whole lot. Now, with my Hennessy
Hammock it does change quite a bit if I start out with a tight pitch,
but isn't too bad if I hang it up higher on the supports/trees and
start out with around a 30 degree horizontal angle.

BTW, it wasn't a dumb question... I hope this wasn't a dumb answer.
Just out of curiousity, how much do you think the angle is changing
when you get in your hammock?

Youngblood
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