Ok, basically it boils down to this:
I love hammocks (in general) and I decided a while back that I wanted a camping hammock. On my last outing, I fashioned one out of an old blue tarp and it worked so well that I slept in it (with great success!).
I had planned on buying a HH, but for various reasons, I don't think it is the right choice. And really, I prefer homemade gear because it gives you so much latitude on design choices.
So I would like to ask some questions before I jump in (I'm new to this so bear with me...):
1) Are Spear-style hammocks asym? I've looked around and can't really figure out if they are or not. I'd like to do an asym design because it really looks like it would help keep my knees from having the strain on them they did in my test hammock. Or could that just be caused by it being too short?
2) Argh! Fabric choices! If I understand correctly, what I need to make the hammock out of is ripstop nylon. And the fly out of silnylon, correct? What weight of ripstop should I use (I'm a 210 pounder) and what weight silnylon for the fly?
I was looking at headchange's design and was like - man. Elegant. So that is what I'm thinking of tackling.
Am I on the right track here, or am I missing something?