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    I have done this mod in the past but the netting still kind of crowds me a bit. Much better/easier setup than before but... Anyone come up with ideas to improve on the mod?

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    I just did the Grizz mod on mine a couple months ago. Instead of grosgrain, I used two small squares of Gorilla Tape to sandwich the netting at each end. Then I used my soldering iron to make a small hole in the Gorilla Tape to run the ridgeline through. Then I sewed a perimeter around the Gorilla Tape for reinforcement. Made my ridgeline out of Zing-it with an eye splice at each end.

    This mod was much easier than I thought it would be, and it works fantastic!

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    what length are the ridgelines coming out at ????

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    Quote Originally Posted by hanging tough View Post
    what length are the ridgelines coming out at ????
    I made mine 105", which is 83% of the hammock length.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bigtimber View Post
    I have done this mod in the past but the netting still kind of crowds me a bit. Much better/easier setup than before but... Anyone come up with ideas to improve on the mod?
    What I did with mine was take the elastic loop (for running the shock cord) and tie it to the other elastic loop on the opposite side with a small amount of shock cord- so they are attached to each other. I did this at both ends of my hammock, and it definitely helps with the netting staying off my face. When I get in the hammock, I still have to adjust the netting to make sure the elastic loops are on top of the ridgeline- but it still works pretty well, and is a good improvement overall. Another easy fix is gather the excess netting and attach it to the ridgeline with a clothespin.

    I'm not sure why Grand Trunk decided to use so much netting on the SBP- it really is overkill. Perhaps they will redesign it a bit for future iterations.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bigtimber View Post
    I have done this mod in the past but the netting still kind of crowds me a bit. Much better/easier setup than before but... Anyone come up with ideas to improve on the mod?
    I too use a skeeter pro for multi day backcountry hikes, I have not attempted the ridgeline through netting mod. Instead my solution was to design and 3D print a fix for the sagging net syndrome. I call it the "Skeeter Spreader" it hangs on the ridgeline and gives the net a 9.5" spread on each side and when your done you fold it in half to remove for better packing, Easy on easy off. I have not tested it on the mod where the ridgeline passes thru the netting. but i think it eliminates the need for that. Cheers

    these photos were taken just after the first assembly and tested on my (loaner) yukon hammock (prototype pink printed parts) and as you can see plenty of room inside to stretch out.
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    I did this mod with the grosgain last year and just hand-sewed the two pieces together. I then made an adjustable ridgeline with marks at the 105" section. I use one of the 18" rubber gear ties you can buy at the hardware store that I use as a spreader over the head-end.

    I'm pretty sure they have so much netting for when you flip it over and use the non-netting side. Which I like to use, hence for the adjustable ridgeline.

    See my post on page 7 and 8 for pics and instructions. https://www.hammockforums.net/forum/...skeeter+beater

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    Here are some pictures of the mods I made to mine. Tying the loops together definitely helps keep the netting at bay. Also, I'm really happy with how the Gorilla Tape works for the ridgeline passage. I used Zing-it for the ridgeline, and set it at 105".

    Also, pardon the messy garage

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    Also, I added 5" paracord loops to the inside zippers to easily grab once I'm in. I got fed up of getting in only to forget I left the zipper on the end. This way I can easily grab it from the other end and pull it shut (lightly of course to not break or tear anything). I also added small paracord braided tabs to the outer zippers to be more visible at night.
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    Very nice. I just got mine a couple of weeks ago. First trial hang went ok without the net but when I flipped it over to get in on the net side I ended up on the ground in the net. I just ordered up a ridgeline and upgraded suspension that will be easier on the trees. It is very similar to the Atlas ones. I too plan on doing this mod.

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