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  • Randal Swink
    Wow, I cannot even figure out where these links belong. ... [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
    Message 1 of 13 , Jul 5, 2007
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      Wow, I cannot even figure out where these links belong.


      On 7/5/07, sebastiantoney <funbun2@...> wrote:
      >
      > If you want a hammock that lays flat you need a very differnt type of
      > hammock. HH, Clark, Speer, are all basically Mayan Indian style
      > hammocks; they're shaped like bananas. But if you're much over 6 feet
      > tall you'll never really lay flat and you'll never be as comfortable as
      > anyone under 6 feet tall. The only way to truly lay flat is to increase
      > the width of the hammock. If you increase the width to where you can lay
      > 90 degrees to the ridgeline you could lay completely flat. In comes the:
      > Bridge Hammock
      > <If%20you%20want%20a%20hammock%20that%20lays%20flat%20you%20need%20a%20v\
      > ery%20differnt%20type%20of%20hammock.%20HH,%20Clark,%20Speer,%20are%20al\
      > l%20basically%20Mayan%20Indian%20style%20hammocks;%20they%27re%20shaped%\
      > 20like%20bananas.%20But%20if%20you%27re%20much%20over%206%20feet%20tall%\
      > 20you%27ll%20never%20really%20lay%20flat%20and%20you%27ll%20never%20be%2\
      > 0as%20comfortable%20as%20anyone%20under%206%20feet%20tall.%20The%20only%\
      > 20way%20to%20truly%20lay%20flat%20is%20to%20increase%20the%20width%20of%\
      > 20the%20hammock.%20If%20you%20increase%20the%20width%20to%20where%20you%\
      > 20can%20lay%2090%20degrees%20to%20the%20ridgeline%20you%20could%20lay%20\
      > completely%20flat.%20In%20comes%20the%20Bridge%20Hammock:%20http://austr\
      > alianheritagefleet.com.au/SpecEv/Hammock.html> .
      >
      > Check out the Bridge Hammocks some of us are working on over at the
      > Hammock forums
      > <If%20you%20want%20a%20hammock%20that%20lays%20flat%20you%20need%20a%20v\
      > ery%20differnt%20type%20of%20hammock.%20HH,%20Clark,%20Speer,%20are%20al\
      > l%20basically%20Mayan%20Indian%20style%20hammocks;%20they%27re%20shaped%\
      > 20like%20bananas.%20But%20if%20you%27re%20much%20over%206%20feet%20tall%\
      > 20you%27ll%20never%20really%20lay%20flat%20and%20you%27ll%20never%20be%2\
      > 0as%20comfortable%20as%20anyone%20under%206%20feet%20tall.%20The%20only%\
      > 20way%20to%20truly%20lay%20flat%20is%20to%20increase%20the%20width%20of%\
      > 20the%20hammock.%20If%20you%20increase%20the%20width%20to%20where%20you%\
      > 20can%20lay%2090%20degrees%20to%20the%20ridgeline%20you%20could%20lay%20\
      > completely%20flat.%20In%20comes%20the%20Bridge%20Hammock:%20http://austr\
      > alianheritagefleet.com.au/SpecEv/Hammock.html> .
      >
      > --- In hammockcamping@yahoogroups.com, "Ken Zeigler" <k.zeigler@...>
      > wrote:
      > >
      > > I've been reading posts on this site for some time now and I'm not
      > > sure that a hammock will work for me. I have a few questions for you
      > > experienced tree hangers that may help with my decision.
      > >
      > > 1.) Does the Hennesy hammock actually allow you to lay flat?
      > > 2.) Is the Hennesy the only hammock available (purchased or homemade)
      > > that allows you to lay flat or are there other brands?
      > > 3.) For car camping, can the Hennesy be flipped over with the bug net
      > > underneath, for easy access during the day or on cold nights when no
      > > bug net is required.
      > > 4.) Is the Hennesy the only hammock that has the side tie outs? I
      > > tried a Clark Jungle Hammock (borrowed from a friend) and didn't like
      > > the way it collapsed around me. I also felt the zippers were under to
      > > much stress, maybe I hung it incorrectly?
      > >
      >
      >
      >
      > [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
      >
      >
      >
      >
      > Yahoo! Groups Links
      >
      >
      >
      >


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    • Stuhr, Tim
      Even if you convert the HH ridgeline to a removable ridgeline it s not best to just lay in without the ridgeline fastened. I have converted my ridgeline to be
      Message 2 of 13 , Jul 5, 2007
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        Even if you convert the HH ridgeline to a removable ridgeline it's not best to just lay in without the ridgeline fastened. I have converted my ridgeline to be removable and here's my observations.

        1. The length of the netting is less that the length of the hammock. By laying on the netting or turning the hammock upside down and laying on it you could possibly stretch or tear the netting.

        2. The width of the netting is not as wide as the width of the hammock bed. This would reduce the usable width of the hammock and not allow you to get as diagonal or flat.

        Stoikurt

        -----Original Message-----
        From: hammockcamping@yahoogroups.com [mailto:hammockcamping@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of Richard Perlman
        Sent: Thursday, July 05, 2007 10:57 AM
        To: hammockcamping@yahoogroups.com
        Subject: Re: [Hammock Camping] Hennesy and Laying Flat


        Richard Perlman wrote:
        >> 3.) For car camping, can the Hennesy be flipped over with the bug net
        >> underneath, for easy access during the day or on cold nights when no
        >> bug net is required.
        >> ###... it can, but it seems that hammockers that use both the hh as well as the top entry types say it's just not as comfy in the chair mode as the top entry type.
        >>
        >
        > With a Hennessey, you can't flip it 90º and sleep on the "bottom" as
        > with some other. There's a permanent ridge line
        > that prevents it from working.
        >
        >
        WHOOPS!

        Make that 180º degrees. :-[


        [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]




        Yahoo! Groups Links
      • Dave Womble
        This looks pretty flat and could easily be made into a hammock or considered a hammock as it is:
        Message 3 of 13 , Jul 6, 2007
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          This looks pretty flat and could easily be made into a hammock or
          considered a hammock as it is:
          http://www.abledata.com/abledata.cfm?pageid=19327&top=12660&productid=79349&trail=0&discontinued=0
          .

          I'm not sure you want total flatness, shelter floors are truely flat
          and are very uncomfortable. What most people want are a straight
          spline and that is the claim of that suspended hammock from the site
          you are referring to. But even with a flat surface you need some
          cushioning to get a relatively straight spine without uncomfortable
          pressure points and there is more than one way to do that. On a
          shelter floor it takes about a 3 inch air mattress of some type for me
          to be comfortable. On a hammock that you can get relatively flat in,
          you still need the hammock fabric to stretch and conform to the shape
          of your body so that you don't have uncomfortable pressure points and
          can get your spline relatively straight... otherwise you are back to
          the hard, flat shelter floor syndrome.

          Dave Womble
          aka Youngblood
          Designer of the Speer SPE and SnugFit Underquilt


          --- In hammockcamping@yahoogroups.com, "sebastiantoney" <funbun2@...>
          wrote:
          >
          > If you want a hammock that lays flat you need a very differnt type of
          > hammock. HH, Clark, Speer, are all basically Mayan Indian style
          > hammocks; they're shaped like bananas. But if you're much over 6 feet
          > tall you'll never really lay flat and you'll never be as comfortable as
          > anyone under 6 feet tall. The only way to truly lay flat is to increase
          > the width of the hammock. If you increase the width to where you can lay
          > 90 degrees to the ridgeline you could lay completely flat. In comes the:
          > Bridge Hammock
          >
          <If%20you%20want%20a%20hammock%20that%20lays%20flat%20you%20need%20a%20v\
          >
          ery%20differnt%20type%20of%20hammock.%20HH,%20Clark,%20Speer,%20are%20al\
          >
          l%20basically%20Mayan%20Indian%20style%20hammocks;%20they%27re%20shaped%\
          >
          20like%20bananas.%20But%20if%20you%27re%20much%20over%206%20feet%20tall%\
          >
          20you%27ll%20never%20really%20lay%20flat%20and%20you%27ll%20never%20be%2\
          >
          0as%20comfortable%20as%20anyone%20under%206%20feet%20tall.%20The%20only%\
          >
          20way%20to%20truly%20lay%20flat%20is%20to%20increase%20the%20width%20of%\
          >
          20the%20hammock.%20If%20you%20increase%20the%20width%20to%20where%20you%\
          >
          20can%20lay%2090%20degrees%20to%20the%20ridgeline%20you%20could%20lay%20\
          >
          completely%20flat.%20In%20comes%20the%20Bridge%20Hammock:%20http://austr\
          > alianheritagefleet.com.au/SpecEv/Hammock.html> .
          >
          > Check out the Bridge Hammocks some of us are working on over at the
          > Hammock forums
          >
          <If%20you%20want%20a%20hammock%20that%20lays%20flat%20you%20need%20a%20v\
          >
          ery%20differnt%20type%20of%20hammock.%20HH,%20Clark,%20Speer,%20are%20al\
          >
          l%20basically%20Mayan%20Indian%20style%20hammocks;%20they%27re%20shaped%\
          >
          20like%20bananas.%20But%20if%20you%27re%20much%20over%206%20feet%20tall%\
          >
          20you%27ll%20never%20really%20lay%20flat%20and%20you%27ll%20never%20be%2\
          >
          0as%20comfortable%20as%20anyone%20under%206%20feet%20tall.%20The%20only%\
          >
          20way%20to%20truly%20lay%20flat%20is%20to%20increase%20the%20width%20of%\
          >
          20the%20hammock.%20If%20you%20increase%20the%20width%20to%20where%20you%\
          >
          20can%20lay%2090%20degrees%20to%20the%20ridgeline%20you%20could%20lay%20\
          >
          completely%20flat.%20In%20comes%20the%20Bridge%20Hammock:%20http://austr\
          > alianheritagefleet.com.au/SpecEv/Hammock.html> .
          >
          > --- In hammockcamping@yahoogroups.com, "Ken Zeigler" <k.zeigler@>
          > wrote:
          > >
          > > I've been reading posts on this site for some time now and I'm not
          > > sure that a hammock will work for me. I have a few questions for you
          > > experienced tree hangers that may help with my decision.
          > >
          > > 1.) Does the Hennesy hammock actually allow you to lay flat?
          > > 2.) Is the Hennesy the only hammock available (purchased or homemade)
          > > that allows you to lay flat or are there other brands?
          > > 3.) For car camping, can the Hennesy be flipped over with the bug net
          > > underneath, for easy access during the day or on cold nights when no
          > > bug net is required.
          > > 4.) Is the Hennesy the only hammock that has the side tie outs? I
          > > tried a Clark Jungle Hammock (borrowed from a friend) and didn't like
          > > the way it collapsed around me. I also felt the zippers were under to
          > > much stress, maybe I hung it incorrectly?
          > >
          >
          >
          >
          > [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
          >
        • Scott Schroeder
          Hey Dave, I think this new style of hammock has a lot of potential. It s definitely not like laying on the ground! :) I uploaded a pic in the photo section
          Message 4 of 13 , Jul 6, 2007
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            Hey Dave,
            I think this new style of hammock has a lot of potential.
            It's definitely not like laying on the ground! :)
            I uploaded a pic in the photo section under Scott's stuff.
            This link may work though *http://tinyurl.com/285qyx*
            As you can see the fabric is supporting the entire contour of my body.
            The way this type of hammock is designed has allowed me to implement some
            things I found hard on the other hammocks.
            I was inspired by something you wrote and it led to an adjustable insulation
            system.
            I wrote about here *http://tinyurl.com/2a78mp*
            You'll note I linked to your message.
            I'd like to hear your thoughts on possible fabric and insulation
            choices/combinations that might make this work like a layering system we use
            for our clothing.
            Scott


            On 7/6/07, Dave Womble <dpwomble@...> wrote:
            >
            > This looks pretty flat and could easily be made into a hammock or
            > considered a hammock as it is:
            >
            > http://www.abledata.com/abledata.cfm?pageid=19327&top=12660&productid=79349&trail=0&discontinued=0
            > .
            >
            > I'm not sure you want total flatness, shelter floors are truely flat
            > and are very uncomfortable. What most people want are a straight
            > spline and that is the claim of that suspended hammock from the site
            > you are referring to. But even with a flat surface you need some
            > cushioning to get a relatively straight spine without uncomfortable
            > pressure points and there is more than one way to do that. On a
            > shelter floor it takes about a 3 inch air mattress of some type for me
            > to be comfortable. On a hammock that you can get relatively flat in,
            > you still need the hammock fabric to stretch and conform to the shape
            > of your body so that you don't have uncomfortable pressure points and
            > can get your spline relatively straight... otherwise you are back to
            > the hard, flat shelter floor syndrome.
            >
            > Dave Womble
            > aka Youngblood
            > Designer of the Speer SPE and SnugFit Underquilt
            >
            > --- In hammockcamping@yahoogroups.com <hammockcamping%40yahoogroups.com>,
            > "sebastiantoney" <funbun2@...>
            > wrote:
            > >
            > > If you want a hammock that lays flat you need a very differnt type of
            > > hammock. HH, Clark, Speer, are all basically Mayan Indian style
            > > hammocks; they're shaped like bananas. But if you're much over 6 feet
            > > tall you'll never really lay flat and you'll never be as comfortable as
            > > anyone under 6 feet tall. The only way to truly lay flat is to increase
            > > the width of the hammock. If you increase the width to where you can lay
            > > 90 degrees to the ridgeline you could lay completely flat. In comes the:
            > > Bridge Hammock
            > >
            > <If%20you%20want%20a%20hammock%20that%20lays%20flat%20you%20need%20a%20v\
            > >
            > ery%20differnt%20type%20of%20hammock.%20HH,%20Clark,%20Speer,%20are%20al\
            > >
            > l%20basically%20Mayan%20Indian%20style%20hammocks;%20they%27re%20shaped%\
            > >
            > 20like%20bananas.%20But%20if%20you%27re%20much%20over%206%20feet%20tall%\
            > >
            > 20you%27ll%20never%20really%20lay%20flat%20and%20you%27ll%20never%20be%2\
            > >
            > 0as%20comfortable%20as%20anyone%20under%206%20feet%20tall.%20The%20only%\
            > >
            > 20way%20to%20truly%20lay%20flat%20is%20to%20increase%20the%20width%20of%\
            > >
            > 20the%20hammock.%20If%20you%20increase%20the%20width%20to%20where%20you%\
            > >
            > 20can%20lay%2090%20degrees%20to%20the%20ridgeline%20you%20could%20lay%20\
            > >
            > completely%20flat.%20In%20comes%20the%20Bridge%20Hammock:%20http://austr\
            > <http://austr/>> alianheritagefleet.com.au/SpecEv/Hammock.html> .
            > >
            > > Check out the Bridge Hammocks some of us are working on over at the
            > > Hammock forums
            > >
            > <If%20you%20want%20a%20hammock%20that%20lays%20flat%20you%20need%20a%20v\
            > >
            > ery%20differnt%20type%20of%20hammock.%20HH,%20Clark,%20Speer,%20are%20al\
            > >
            > l%20basically%20Mayan%20Indian%20style%20hammocks;%20they%27re%20shaped%\
            > >
            > 20like%20bananas.%20But%20if%20you%27re%20much%20over%206%20feet%20tall%\
            > >
            > 20you%27ll%20never%20really%20lay%20flat%20and%20you%27ll%20never%20be%2\
            > >
            > 0as%20comfortable%20as%20anyone%20under%206%20feet%20tall.%20The%20only%\
            > >
            > 20way%20to%20truly%20lay%20flat%20is%20to%20increase%20the%20width%20of%\
            > >
            > 20the%20hammock.%20If%20you%20increase%20the%20width%20to%20where%20you%\
            > >
            > 20can%20lay%2090%20degrees%20to%20the%20ridgeline%20you%20could%20lay%20\
            > >
            > completely%20flat.%20In%20comes%20the%20Bridge%20Hammock:%20http://austr\
            > <http://austr/>> alianheritagefleet.com.au/SpecEv/Hammock.html> .
            > >
            > > --- In hammockcamping@yahoogroups.com <hammockcamping%40yahoogroups.com>,
            > "Ken Zeigler" <k.zeigler@>
            > > wrote:
            > > >
            > > > I've been reading posts on this site for some time now and I'm not
            > > > sure that a hammock will work for me. I have a few questions for you
            > > > experienced tree hangers that may help with my decision.
            > > >
            > > > 1.) Does the Hennesy hammock actually allow you to lay flat?
            > > > 2.) Is the Hennesy the only hammock available (purchased or homemade)
            > > > that allows you to lay flat or are there other brands?
            > > > 3.) For car camping, can the Hennesy be flipped over with the bug net
            > > > underneath, for easy access during the day or on cold nights when no
            > > > bug net is required.
            > > > 4.) Is the Hennesy the only hammock that has the side tie outs? I
            > > > tried a Clark Jungle Hammock (borrowed from a friend) and didn't like
            > > > the way it collapsed around me. I also felt the zippers were under to
            > > > much stress, maybe I hung it incorrectly?
            > > >
            > >
            > >
            > >
            > > [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
            > >
            >
            >
            >


            [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
          • Dave Womble
            Scott, That is a lot of reading material, it will take a while for me to get through all that. Dave Womble aka Youngblood Designer of the Speer SPE and SnugFit
            Message 5 of 13 , Jul 6, 2007
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              Scott,

              That is a lot of reading material, it will take a while for me to get
              through all that.

              Dave Womble
              aka Youngblood
              Designer of the Speer SPE and SnugFit Underquilt
            • sebastiantoney
              I think Scott is right. I ve been away from home for the Holiday. But Iplan to start back working on my Bridge Hammock today. ... some ... insulation ...
              Message 6 of 13 , Jul 7, 2007
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                I think Scott is right. I've been away from home for the Holiday. But
                Iplan to start back working on my Bridge Hammock today.

                --- In hammockcamping@yahoogroups.com, "Scott Schroeder"
                <schrochem@...> wrote:
                >
                > Hey Dave,
                > I think this new style of hammock has a lot of potential.
                > It's definitely not like laying on the ground! :)
                > I uploaded a pic in the photo section under Scott's stuff.
                > This link may work though *http://tinyurl.com/285qyx*
                > As you can see the fabric is supporting the entire contour of my body.
                > The way this type of hammock is designed has allowed me to implement
                some
                > things I found hard on the other hammocks.
                > I was inspired by something you wrote and it led to an adjustable
                insulation
                > system.
                > I wrote about here *http://tinyurl.com/2a78mp*
                > You'll note I linked to your message.
                > I'd like to hear your thoughts on possible fabric and insulation
                > choices/combinations that might make this work like a layering
                system we use
                > for our clothing.
                > Scott
                >
                >
                > On 7/6/07, Dave Womble <dpwomble@...> wrote:
                > >
                > > This looks pretty flat and could easily be made into a hammock or
                > > considered a hammock as it is:
                > >
                > >
                http://www.abledata.com/abledata.cfm?pageid=19327&top=12660&productid=79349&trail=0&discontinued=0
                > > .
                > >
                > > I'm not sure you want total flatness, shelter floors are truely flat
                > > and are very uncomfortable. What most people want are a straight
                > > spline and that is the claim of that suspended hammock from the site
                > > you are referring to. But even with a flat surface you need some
                > > cushioning to get a relatively straight spine without uncomfortable
                > > pressure points and there is more than one way to do that. On a
                > > shelter floor it takes about a 3 inch air mattress of some type for me
                > > to be comfortable. On a hammock that you can get relatively flat in,
                > > you still need the hammock fabric to stretch and conform to the shape
                > > of your body so that you don't have uncomfortable pressure points and
                > > can get your spline relatively straight... otherwise you are back to
                > > the hard, flat shelter floor syndrome.
                > >
                > > Dave Womble
                > > aka Youngblood
                > > Designer of the Speer SPE and SnugFit Underquilt
                > >
                > > --- In hammockcamping@yahoogroups.com
                <hammockcamping%40yahoogroups.com>,
                > > "sebastiantoney" <funbun2@>
                > > wrote:
                > > >
                > > > If you want a hammock that lays flat you need a very differnt
                type of
                > > > hammock. HH, Clark, Speer, are all basically Mayan Indian style
                > > > hammocks; they're shaped like bananas. But if you're much over 6
                feet
                > > > tall you'll never really lay flat and you'll never be as
                comfortable as
                > > > anyone under 6 feet tall. The only way to truly lay flat is to
                increase
                > > > the width of the hammock. If you increase the width to where you
                can lay
                > > > 90 degrees to the ridgeline you could lay completely flat. In
                comes the:
                > > > Bridge Hammock
                > > >
                > >
                <If%20you%20want%20a%20hammock%20that%20lays%20flat%20you%20need%20a%20v\
                > > >
                > >
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                > > >
                > >
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                > > >
                > >
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                > > >
                > >
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                > > >
                > >
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                > > >
                > >
                20way%20to%20truly%20lay%20flat%20is%20to%20increase%20the%20width%20of%\
                > > >
                > >
                20the%20hammock.%20If%20you%20increase%20the%20width%20to%20where%20you%\
                > > >
                > >
                20can%20lay%2090%20degrees%20to%20the%20ridgeline%20you%20could%20lay%20\
                > > >
                > >
                completely%20flat.%20In%20comes%20the%20Bridge%20Hammock:%20http://austr\
                > > <http://austr/>> alianheritagefleet.com.au/SpecEv/Hammock.html> .
                > > >
                > > > Check out the Bridge Hammocks some of us are working on over at the
                > > > Hammock forums
                > > >
                > >
                <If%20you%20want%20a%20hammock%20that%20lays%20flat%20you%20need%20a%20v\
                > > >
                > >
                ery%20differnt%20type%20of%20hammock.%20HH,%20Clark,%20Speer,%20are%20al\
                > > >
                > >
                l%20basically%20Mayan%20Indian%20style%20hammocks;%20they%27re%20shaped%\
                > > >
                > >
                20like%20bananas.%20But%20if%20you%27re%20much%20over%206%20feet%20tall%\
                > > >
                > >
                20you%27ll%20never%20really%20lay%20flat%20and%20you%27ll%20never%20be%2\
                > > >
                > >
                0as%20comfortable%20as%20anyone%20under%206%20feet%20tall.%20The%20only%\
                > > >
                > >
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                completely%20flat.%20In%20comes%20the%20Bridge%20Hammock:%20http://austr\
                > > <http://austr/>> alianheritagefleet.com.au/SpecEv/Hammock.html> .
                > > >
                > > > --- In hammockcamping@yahoogroups.com
                <hammockcamping%40yahoogroups.com>,
                > > "Ken Zeigler" <k.zeigler@>
                > > > wrote:
                > > > >
                > > > > I've been reading posts on this site for some time now and I'm not
                > > > > sure that a hammock will work for me. I have a few questions
                for you
                > > > > experienced tree hangers that may help with my decision.
                > > > >
                > > > > 1.) Does the Hennesy hammock actually allow you to lay flat?
                > > > > 2.) Is the Hennesy the only hammock available (purchased or
                homemade)
                > > > > that allows you to lay flat or are there other brands?
                > > > > 3.) For car camping, can the Hennesy be flipped over with the
                bug net
                > > > > underneath, for easy access during the day or on cold nights
                when no
                > > > > bug net is required.
                > > > > 4.) Is the Hennesy the only hammock that has the side tie outs? I
                > > > > tried a Clark Jungle Hammock (borrowed from a friend) and
                didn't like
                > > > > the way it collapsed around me. I also felt the zippers were
                under to
                > > > > much stress, maybe I hung it incorrectly?
                > > > >
                > > >
                > > >
                > > >
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              • Scott Schroeder
                Dave, I think you will like the design possibilities with this hammock. It seems there is a lot of room for innovation. Scott ... [Non-text portions of this
                Message 7 of 13 , Jul 7, 2007
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                  Dave, I think you will like the design possibilities with this hammock. It
                  seems there is a lot of room for innovation.

                  Scott


                  On 7/6/07, Dave Womble <dpwomble@...> wrote:
                  >
                  > Scott,
                  >
                  > That is a lot of reading material, it will take a while for me to get
                  > through all that.
                  >
                  > Dave Womble
                  > aka Youngblood
                  > Designer of the Speer SPE and SnugFit Underquilt
                  >
                  >
                  >


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                • docteric
                  I made up a quick bridge hammock prototype last week and it works really well. It s not quite as stable as my Speer but it is more comfortable for me.
                  Message 8 of 13 , Jul 10, 2007
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                    I made up a quick "bridge hammock" prototype last week and it works
                    really well. It's not quite as stable as my Speer but it is more
                    comfortable for me. While I haven't done it yet, I'll be making a more
                    usable one out of nylon and puting a bug net on it similar to the
                    Mosquito Traveler. I'm anticipating using hiking poles as the braces
                    so I won't have to lug another item.

                    I've actually been a bit bored with hammocks this year as I pretty much
                    settled on a set up I liked and there wasn't much of a reason to try
                    new stuff. Now there is. I get to spend lots of time and money
                    again. Whahoo!
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