Re: pea pod vs. brazilian style hammocks
- --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "Mirage" <mirage@p...> wrote:
> --- In email@example.com, "ccp5655" <cpeters41@c...>Thanks Shane. This gives me something else to think about.
> > What makes the difference in the way the hammocks lay?
> > Thanks,
> > Clark
> This is my experience only, so take it for what its worth.
> I have noticed three things in particular that most significantly
> affect the "hang" of the hammock, it's sides in particular:
> 1. Width of the fabric. The wider it is, the greater TENDANCY
> towards loose sides.
> 2. Form of end gathering/knoting. If you read Ed Speers book, then
> you will see how and why the sides of his hammock are so high and
> tight. It is intentional and serves a purpose. How the fabric is
> gathered does affect the side tension, and as was discussed earlier
> this week (or last week), the method of attaching the rope/strap can
> also affect the side tensions.
> 3. Finally, how taught the hammock is hung will also affect the
> tension of the sides.
> I have a HH, Speer (DIY), a Brazilian (net), and about 4 other DIY
> experimental hammocks. I like all of them for different reasons and
> uses. I would not use the Speer to lounge in my back yard, but
> neither would I use the Brazilian to backpack/camp (I have done it,
> but there are better solutions now, so I would not any more).
> My $0.02
> Shane "Mirage"...
> PS: I do not like and would not own (having tried several of them)
> any of the spreader bar style "Hatteras" hammock you always find in
> the garden centers. They are tippy and awkward, especially if you
> have children around who like to hang out with you.
> Theres another $0.01 for ya...