- after reading your emails, i went out to the shop where the HH is
hanging. i unhooked the ridgeline (i had already used the small
caribiner from walmart also)& fliped it upside down(net on bottom) &
tryed it. it layed much like it did right side up, w/o ridgeline
(laying directly on the net).either way it lost that nice wide HH lay.
aparantly the attached net gathers in part of the hammock fabric on
the sides when LAYED ON, whether the net is below or on top of the
hammock. so to get the full HH comfort, the net will need to be
removeable. as soon as i get my friend (who owns the HH & has me
experimenting w/ it)on the phone & get his "go ahead", that`s what i
plan to do. also the ridgeline unhooked seems to make no differance,
when layed in as intended, but is probably important in getting the
right hang. thanks...slowhike
- Hi Slowhike,
I guess I missed that part, thanks for setting me straight. Best of
luck with your experiments. I hope your friend likes the eventual
jamie in az
--- 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.