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    Cat cuts on a wide and long hammock?

    In the near future I am going to make a new wide and long hammock (11 or 12 feet) (XL HyperD).
    I have been thinking about adding cat cuts to the sides (not a new thing) but I am unsure how deep I should make the cuts. What is your experience?
    The reason I want to make the cuts is to reduce the weight and bulk but it will also improve the view from the hammock to some degree.
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    I suggest getting in touch with Jared at Simply Light Designs. He offers a hammock that has cat cut long edges.

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    I have two 12ft hammocks (well, about 11ft 8in after hemming/whipping/etc). One of them is 1.6oz HyperD XL.

    I do a whipped end hammock, instead of a sewn channel. Because of that I can very easily change the way the hammock hangs just by re-whipping it. I've played around with all sorts of things trying to find out what is more comfortable to me, and what I've found is that I can't stand the sides being tight. I got shoulder squeeze, as well as not being able to see out of it at all. I even for a while tried a few where the sides were so loose that I could almost fall out of the hammock (not really fun to sleep in...).

    The way that I have it right now, the edges are only about ~4in above where I lay. It gives me a great view, and its nice a comfortable.

    I've never used a cat cut hammock, but it seems to me if you're paying for a wider hammock, it doesn't make tons of sense to then purposely cut it narrower. Thats just my two cents.

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    I have no idea, BUT... How about making a pretty big cut, then if it's too much add a strip too each side. You could use a different color and have a stylish hammock.
    Quote Originally Posted by Snowball View Post
    In the near future I am going to make a new wide and long hammock (11 or 12 feet) (XL HyperD).
    I have been thinking about adding cat cuts to the sides (not a new thing) but I am unsure how deep I should make the cuts. What is your experience?
    The reason I want to make the cuts is to reduce the weight and bulk but it will also improve the view from the hammock to some degree.
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