A quick guide on how to set up your aerial hammock. Please see video below for a guideline on how to attach fabric to hardware.
How to prepare your space to use your hammock safely:
Ensure you have an optimal 2-3 metres clearance available in ceiling height , and at least 1.5 metres on all sides of you to avoid collisions.
Ensure your rigging point is inspected by a rigger or builder to ensure it is suitable for load bearing associated with aerials. Ensure a rigger or builder installs a suitably rated eyebolt or system.
When setting up your hammock, you will need to rig it to your height and your preferences. This can be a little fiddly – so allow some time to get used to the process. When hung up to your rigging point, stand in front of your hammock. The base of your hammock should sit approximately at waist height when hung naturally. Use both hands to hold the base of the hammock and pull down securely. Your hammock should now sit at hip height. This is important to ensure if you choose to go upside down, you’ll remain above the floor. If your hammock is too low, either adjust your daisy chains, or you may need to make your hammock a little shorter by re-rigging onto your carabiners with a little excess fabric on the ends. The height and rigging is completely adjustable to your location and space and preferences.
Keep in mind – When securing your fabric to your carabiners or rings, your fabric will shorten a little when body weight is applied as the fabric settles into the knot.
Always ensure your hammock is square in the width – if it is not square, it can affect stretch.
Don’t leave your hammock rigged up. It’s important to re-knot them each time you use them to ensure the knot is not loose, the fabric wears evenly and is safe to use.
Do not leave your hammock out in the weather. Remember, it’s a fabric product and fabric will wear faster if exposed to the elements.
Do not allow pets near your hammock due to the possibility of claws snagging the fabric, as well as jewellery, zips, clips, or anything that can snag fabric. If your fabric tears it is unsafe to use as this affects the load rating.