This is a demonstration of how a wide hammock behaves when laying on the diagonal. It is meant to illustrate, why I believe, that a wide hammock is a waste of extra material and therefore heavier. The hammock in the first part of the video is 68" wide. In the last part of the video, my narrow hammock at 54" does and does not have any excess material.
Here is my lame attempt to post the video. If it doesn't work, I know my friends will fix it for me ;)