Asymmetrical Whipping On A DIY Speer-Type Hammock ????
- This question was originally asked on hammockforums.net
<http://www.hammockforums.net/forum/index.php> and it has been on my
mind since the subject was brought up. I am wanting to know if it is
possible to make a Speer type hammock that has an asymmetrical shape
like a Hennessy.
Arkwater, member at Hammock Forum, did an experiment where he gathered
the ends of the hammock in an off center fold and then whipped it. It
did give him a slightly asymmetrical shape. He said:
[quote]You can see in the last photo that folding this way causes the
centerline of the fabric to run at a diagonal across the hammock,
creating a little more slack on one side, and the opposite side on the
other end. This method works pretty good, but I think there must be a
better way. If you see any improvements, please post! Comments and
I have been wondering if cutting the fabric in an asymmetrical shape
would give more of the desired effect. Have any of you ever tried
anything like this? Any suggestions?
You can see how Arkwater made his hammock here (with pics).
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