My first one was 52'' head and foot and a really skinny waist. Something around 28''. I sleep on my side and it was great. When sleeping on my stomach I am still a little on my side hugging my pillow and I slept great.
My new BridgeZilla is 52'' at the head, 40 at the foot. I have not gotten a chance to sleep in it yet but I am hoping to this week.
Just saw your YouTube site with your bridges. Very nice!
my bridge uses the ti goat carbon hiking poles head and foot. no dowls. hasn't let me down, (pun intended) yet. head longer than the foot. I will measure and report soon.
I really haven't tried hiking poles and I don't think I will. I like the clean look of the quest poles and the less fiddle factor. Not saying carbon poles aren't in my future but at the moment I'm good.