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2303Re: Hammock Camping Shoulder squeeze

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  • ghman777
    Aug 4, 2003
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      Wow! Thanx for the quick reply. Im 180# and 5'11. Im not particularly
      wide shouldered but I do move alot in my sleep. I used to have a HH
      but then gave it to my brother because of the same problem. Then
      because I want this to work so much, I got a Byer from Campmor.
      Admittedly the Byer is shorter, but the HH gave me the same problem.
      Maybe I need to find a longer hammock? Do you make one?

      --- In hammockcamping@yahoogroups.com, "Ed Speer" <info@s...> wrote:
      > I assume you are using a solid fabric nylon hammock? I use to have
      > problem when I was testing string net hammocks. You may not be doing
      > anything wrong. If you've tried hanging with LOTS of sag, and you
      > have shoulder squeeze, your hammock may be too small for you. A
      > hammock's comfort is dependent on numerous things, but proper
      length and
      > width are essential--not all hammocks are equal! Excessive shoulder
      > squeeze is a common problem with a hammock that is too short. I
      > recommend a hammock at least 2 feet longer than the occupiant,
      > especially if the hammock is gathered at the ends like the Speer,
      > Hennessy or Clark--the longer the hammock, the more comfortable it
      > or the shorter the hammock, the less comfortable it is! Hammocks
      > spreader bars or wide tie-out ends may not suffer from this.
      > made of string net suffer greatly from shoulder squeeze no matter
      > they are pitched. Of course, folks with very broad shoulders &/or
      > excessive weight may have more problems than other folks. We may be
      > able to offer some suggestions if we know what hammock you are
      > what is your height and weight and what is the length of the
      > ...Ed
      > -----Original Message-----
      > From: ghman777 [mailto:ghman777@y...]
      > Sent: Monday, August 04, 2003 6:44 PM
      > To: hammockcamping@yahoogroups.com
      > Subject: Hammock Camping Shoulder squeeze
      > No matter how slack or how tight i tie my hammock, I have terrible
      > shoulder squeeze which gives me shoulder aches in the morning. Even
      > sleeping on the diagonal, it eventually hurts my shoulders. What
      > might I be doing wrong?
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