Riding a hammock is easy and, once you know how to do it, also fast. The most important thing is the following: security through correct assembly, and the choice of the right place.
Necessary space and hanging height
The hammock should hang in its entirety. The ideal is a high-to-long ratio of 1: 2. The most pleasant distance between the two ends of the hammock is between 3 and 4 meters.
If the hammock hangs without enough space, lying on it will not be so comfortable. If the distance is too large, it can be compensated with a rope between the hooks and the hammock.
Ideal height for fixing to the wall: 1.8-2.3 m. If you extend the hammock with a rope, it may be higher. At its lowest point, the hammock should be about 30 cm above the ground.
However, remember that a new hammock has not yet been fully stretched, so it must be somewhat higher at the beginning.
Tip: As almost all frames are too small, the hammocks should be hung too tight, so they lose much comfort.
Hammock on brick wall
It is easy to assemble: Drill the holes, insert the pins, screw the hangers and hang the hammock. If you have a good brick or cement wall, we recommend the 4-bolt wall hook . The load is distributed by the 4 screws. In this way, it can be mounted with appropriate 8 mm pins and resistive screws.
For other brick walls we recommend using screws that penetrate deeper into the wall. With a set of eyebolts, pins, carabiners and ropes you can hang a bomb-proof hammock on a brick wall, which can be lowered and hung with a simple handle.
If necessary, you can put a drop of oil on the screw thread before screwing to prevent the pin from skidding.
Hammock in plaster wall
If everything were so easy …
Gypsum walls are lightweight walls, which are not designed to withstand heavy loads. To fix a hammock to this type of wall, before fixing the second side a fixing bracket must be placed, placing a pole or a patented support, as it is done for example in the bathroom for the washbasin or to mount a toilet floating.
However, this is complicated. We recommend consulting with an expert. Maybe, with a little creativity, find an alternative solution! For example, you can screw a post to the wall so that the rope hangs taut in a triangle with another wall, or simply mount the hammock on the roof.
Hammock in the garden
Do you only have one tree?
Do not worry! Our wooden stand on one side will allow you to hang the hammock wherever you want in the garden.
How to attach a hammock to a tree
Pass the rope twice through an appropriate branch, and pay attention that the rope crosses over the branch / tree (see node 4 in the graph below). In this way, it will prevent it from slipping. It is important to protect the wear rope at the points of friction (such as the branch of the tree, or the corners of a steel support), passing it through a length of hose.
We recommend using a good quality rope with a diameter of 8 mm or more, so that the rope is not cut on the knobs. In our experience, maritime ropes are a good option, as they can be easily unknotted.
Knot A: Tie knots at the ends of the rope on the hammock knobs. Please, make the same knots TWICE and fix the rope ONCE. Pump-proof and easy to undo! To undo, pull hard on the ends of the rope. Then, pull the rope towards the hanger (see image, where the letter A is ) .
Knot B: You can also put the rope like this!
Knot C: Rope-rope binding knot
Knot D: To avoid wear and tear of the rope, we recommend passing it around the branch twice, but be careful to cross it. Another possibility is to protect the rope with a stretch of garden hose.