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    all secure in sector 7 Shug's Avatar
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    Arrow Bug-Net Hybrid for Grizz Bridge

    When Grizz sent me the GrizzBridge ..... I took right to it. The bridge was an unknown to me at the time. Since then it has been on a couple of trips with me and will come on more. Especially Bluegrass Festivals ......
    I love how my feet lay in it ....... se relaxed.
    So I needed a bug-net and watched Grizz's video a while back and ordered bug net from Tree to Tree Trail Gear.........I was inspires ..... tick-tock, tick tock... time went by.
    Then I was watching Hangout's and TwoStick's videos. On one series he has a part 2 http://www.hammockforums.net/forum/v...ls&videoid=296 and showed how he did his bug-nets on the bridge hammocks that he created. I loved it and was inspired ... again!
    This week I sewed a bit ...... needed the therapy!
    Here is the hybrib bug-net inspired by Grizz and Hangout. I do so Thankee Fellers for the motivation.
    Weighs 7 ounces..
    Shug

    Head end pushed over for entry and breakfast from the hammock.


    From head


    Net holder with pole through it


    Side view


    Nylon flap on bug-net that hangs inside hammock to keep skeeters out


    Ridge-line loop


    Shock cord to keep head end tight


    Nylon flaps laying inside


    Bug-net flap on end...
    Last edited by Shug; 11-08-2010 at 22:20.
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    Beuuuuuuuutiful work!

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    Lookin good! Thinkin 'bout a DIY bridge and I will need me one of these!

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    Wow, that looks great!

    I need to try the bridge. I'm still having some issues with getting the WBBB consistently where I'm comfy in it, and it has been suggested I try a bridge.

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    If you don't mind taking advice from a true novice, bridge hammocks make perfect sense. The body of the hammock drapes down from the side suspensions to form a flat surface to lay in. I like to turn a lot when I sleep, and in my DIY gathered end hammock I had to get on the diagonal each time I turned. It would take time to get comfortable each time. I tried a bridge and you simply turn over and you are comfortable again. Also, I could not get into a bridge without dozing off in 10 or 15 minutes.

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    all secure in sector 7 Shug's Avatar
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    Thanks ya'll ..... I am real happy with it ..... just need bugs now!

    Quote Originally Posted by Old River Rat View Post
    If you don't mind taking advice from a true novice, bridge hammocks make perfect sense. The body of the hammock drapes down from the side suspensions to form a flat surface to lay in. I like to turn a lot when I sleep, and in my DIY gathered end hammock I had to get on the diagonal each time I turned. It would take time to get comfortable each time. I tried a bridge and you simply turn over and you are comfortable again. Also, I could not get into a bridge without dozing off in 10 or 15 minutes.
    Call me crazy ..... I like both. Fun to switch out from time to time.
    Bridges seem to take a bit more length due to the suspension right off the hammock but it is really a moot point. Same with the poles.
    But the comfort is big and I can totally see how some hanger would prefer them
    They work as a chair well too!
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    Lovely job on that Shug

    Did you use omni tape round the edges ?

    I like the ridge loop, I might have to borrow that idea and try it on my BMBH net.

    Great stuff

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    all secure in sector 7 Shug's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shewie View Post
    Lovely job on that Shug

    Did you use omni tape round the edges ?

    I like the ridge loop, I might have to borrow that idea and try it on my BMBH net.

    Great stuff
    No omni tape .... it just free hangs inside ... saw that from Hangout's bug-net. The nylon flaps help that. The TQ then keeps it pushed to the side.
    Thanks and cheers.
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    hey that's pretty slick! -still waiting on my Grizzbridge to arrive but can see myself in need of this come spring-good job Shug the sewist

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shug View Post
    No omni tape .... it just free hangs inside ... saw that from Hangout's bug-net. The nylon flaps help that. The TQ then keeps it pushed to the side.
    Thanks and cheers.
    Interesting... I might have to work out something like this for mine, can't stand the omni tape.

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