Is a clark any different than gathered end hammocks
Do you sleep on the diagonal in a clark? Is there pressure on the calves from ridges?
Is there a foot box? These are problems that make me use a bridge hammock.
Is a clark cut any different then any other gathered end hammock?
I am 6' 4" and full time side sleeper and cant find comfort except in a bridge
I like the look of the Clarks but have not had the chance to try one.
Calf pressure is subjective
Ridges and furrows are not.
You can find many instances, usually on the subject of leaks of UQs, of photos in which the presenter shows his / her setup declaring it to be well sealed and leak free. I see deep ridges and furrows and cannot see that there are not air leaks.
Same applies to calf pressure. There will be ridges and furrows, unless there has been tailoring and maybe a rigid (curved?) arc flattening the fabric coming off the gathered end and flattening extra fabric, the same way your back and shoulders flattens the hammock bottom at the head end. Leave it to an engineer to say whether the ridges will be easier to flatten if the stretchiness of the fabric differs in warp and weft directions.
Further, the appearance of a particularly prominent central ridge, not unlike the "tunnel" running front firewall to trunk in most cars, will be more or less, according to the tightness of the hammock, the weight of the occupant, and the way the occupant positions herself. There can be quite a hump that doesn't bother the occupant lying straight with one calf in each of the deep furrows on either side.
So, it is all dynamic and also subjective. And I will opine that the further away the gathered end is from the calves, the fewer the ridges and furrows. When a European maker substitutes cords for fabric at the end of one its camping hamocks, it is undoubtedly to interrupt and minimize the formation of furrows and ridges before they reach the occupant.
I doubt the Clark has fewer or more furrows and ridges than another gathered end hammock.