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    Symmetrical Sparrow

    I just noticed that the Sparrow, DangerBird and Thunderbird now have 3 options under "Lay Direction". Right Asym, Left Asym, and Symmetrical. Maybe it's been there for awhile and I missed it, but thought I'd point it out! I wonder why you would want a designated asym over a symmetrical version. Maybe slightly less bug net on the asym and, therefore, a little lighter? Also noticed that there is an order for a Sparrow with a symmetrical option, #6577. Will be watching to see what it looks like!

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    I think asyms are cut to provide a flatter lay with less “flappy” material. I would think a symmetrical Sparrow was basically a Raven.


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    You can lay both directions in a Sym. Sparrow or a Raven, but the designs are pretty different.
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    An asym shaped net or overcover will allow a slightly flatter lay. We are offering the symmetrical net/overcover option for those who toss & turn throughout the night.

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    Thanks for the clarification PapaSmurf. Good to know that the asym will offer a slightly flatter lay. Sounds like that's the way to go if one knows they are a designated right lay or left lay sleeper.

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    Okay, so I may be in the market for a new hammock, but now this. I usually lay head right feet left, but I can lay the other way without problem. I'd be tempted to get the symmetrical as it would give options if anyone else used it. Decisions, decisions!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peppy View Post
    Okay, so I may be in the market for a new hammock, but now this. I usually lay head right feet left, but I can lay the other way without problem. I'd be tempted to get the symmetrical as it would give options if anyone else used it. Decisions, decisions!
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    Blind side Sunday punch! You don't know what a panic you caused. However, I managed to change a sym Raven to a sym Sparrow in the nick of time. Thanks for the heads up. Loved my Raven, always coveted a Sparrow, but really liked the symmetrical lay flexible choices. Now I get the best of both worlds. Now I'm so much poorer.

    I would encourage the Smurfs to add this important bit of information in the hammock descriptions right next to the "The Sparrow (Dangerbird, Thunderbird) is available in 3 versions: Net Only, Overcover Only, Net & Overcover." information.

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