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Subject: Re: Can you make an asym hammock

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  • zippydooda
    Hmmm, cool. There s no substitute for doing my own experiments. Thanks for the reply. Bill in Houston ... sides ... You ll ... once,
    Message 1 of 2 , Oct 6, 2004
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      Hmmm, cool. There's no substitute for doing my own experiments.
      Thanks for the reply.

      Bill in Houston

      --- In hammockcamping@yahoogroups.com, "ptoddf" <ptoddf@a...> wrote:
      >
      > Bill, (Zippy):
      >
      > Hard to tell you what I found, not to be obscure...
      > I'm still working on it. Want to try the Shane bias idea...
      >
      > But, for example, if using the folding method described by Risk in
      > his test hammock, what if the first fold to the center is not
      > straight across, but is pulled down an inch or two, so the two
      sides
      > meet in the center but an inch or two below the line of the top of
      > the hammock?
      >
      > This affects the side tension against your body a lot. If you go
      > down maybe 3 inches you won't be able to lie in the hammock.
      You'll
      > roll off the sides. Huge change.
      >
      > Just an example. You got to try it. With the hose and clamp test
      > method, you can do different things to each end and try both at
      once,
      > see which way you want to go. Ten minutes later try something else.
      > If I had any final great ideas I'd tell you right now.
      >
      > Best, Todd in Tarzana.
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