9505Re: modified HH
- Jun 15, 2005Slowhike,
I had never really thought about it too hard before, but you are
right. The hennesy with its assymetrical design rally lets you lay
down instead of the engulfed feeling i get in other hammocks. did
you also take the ridgeline off?? I think if I could find a way to
replace the ridgeline with something tha is removeable it would be
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "slowhike" <slowhike@y...>
> jamie in az... if you were following this thread very closely,you
> mite would remember that my friend (who owns the HH) also owns athe
> speer, & i own (& now spend every night in) an eagles nest double.
> HH dosen`t wrap around you & enclose you as much. it also alows youto
> see around better(lower walls). but for some folks, includingmyself
> (& the owner of the HH i`m working on), we`d just like to seearound a
> little better, w/o the net. we like the wide spread of the HH bed,but
> most of the time would rather not have the net in the way. so i`mnot
> doing away w/ all of the original design features as you suggested.on
> nor am i doing anything to go aganst tom`s patten. at trail days in
> damascus, va, tom seemed very open to new ideas. now, to report
> this experiment; it does indeed work w/o the net! the already shorta
> walls (which were not really taught w/ the net) probably sag just a
> little more now,but not much.i`m working on that at each end now.
> also, because of a broken back & 13 broken ribs 3 years ago, i need
> little thicker pad than some(BA insulated aircore). the shorter,less
> confining walls of the HH don`t hold a larger pad in as well.
> especaily for someone who moves around at night. but my friend who
> needs less pad, is going to love that wide open sleeping surface.
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