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GrizzlyAdams
04-23-2011, 16:19
I've been mutteringly darkly for a while about making a video on what I do when I make a GrizzBridge. The first installment is done. 12 minutes of video and I don't even have a completed hammock body by the end of it!

So likely to be of interest only to those who are (a) interested in bridge hammocks, (b) tired of looking at Dutch, (c) like seeing grown men cut out paper dolls, or (d) are really really bored.

The hammock under construction has a double body and will end up with a fully zipped in bugnet.

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Part two of the series "Endcap Origami" is posted on this thread. (http://www.hammockforums.net/forum/showthread.php?t=32036)

Fronkey
04-23-2011, 16:29
This is AWESOME! Thank you so much for making this video.

Fronkey

AScott
04-23-2011, 16:34
Looking forward to seeing the completed product (both hammock and video series).

:)

Running Feather
04-23-2011, 16:49
Thanks Grizz,

I have issues with those whom have taken the new 'time limit law' on YouTube as an invitation by some to stretch three minutes of value into thirteen minutes of “Look at me! I'm on TV!”

Great Vid !!!

Patiently awaiting more.


Respectfully

RF

Hawk-eye
04-23-2011, 16:59
Hey Grizz none of your videos are boring pal. Glad to see another hit the internet. Can't wait to see the rest!

Cranky Bear
04-23-2011, 18:27
Great stuff Grizz, thanks for taking the time to do it!

gargoyle
04-23-2011, 18:29
Thanks Grizz.
(e) all of the above may apply here.
Rhino's sound great.

Dutch
04-23-2011, 18:29
Awesome vid. I can comfortably say you think too much, if that is possible.

PuckerFactor
04-23-2011, 19:23
Great video, Grizz! The details are what's kept me from making one so far, but hopefully these will change that!

PF

BearChaser
04-23-2011, 19:33
Well the electric is out and all I have is the phone which is currently not in a 3G area. Then Grizz posts a video on a GrizzBridge hammock.

This is horrible, just horrible.

Cecilg
04-23-2011, 20:23
Thanks Grizz,
I appreciate all you put into this and the other vids. As a newbie this is great for me and I'm sure others as well.
Looking forward to part 2.

Cecilg

BearChaser
04-23-2011, 21:22
Great job Grizz. I may just attempt one of these things.

Electric is back on.:)

BER
04-23-2011, 21:24
Well all that paper folding and such sure seems easier than trying to tape a 7' long piece of fabric to the wall with cord to get the curves....

**** quants make everything easy. :D

Thanks for the useful instruction Grizz.

nryche
04-23-2011, 23:34
Make me want to try my hand at one.. Good show my man..

moski
04-24-2011, 01:02
Great stuff !
I have been waiting for the DIY Grizz Bridge instructions !

But boy, it was more complicated than i ever thought :D
You sure have done some great thinking here !

I only missed one thing actually !
The order button :D

nobanjo15
04-24-2011, 05:04
Thank you Grizz. Very much appreciated once again.

MedicineMan
04-24-2011, 06:23
Makes me appreciate being a GrizzBridge owner!

GrizzlyAdams
04-24-2011, 08:15
Thanks everyone. The devil they say is in the details, so I wanted to go over the way I do details as an encouragement to those who may want to try their DIY hand at this.

But Moski, if you thought the body was complicated, wait until you see part 2 when I do the endcap....it's easier than it looks, but there's a fair bit of needing to pay attention to details.

Part 2 is formated and the multi part conversion process started
1) export from video editor to monster-sized .mov
2) transform monster sized .mov to uploadable sized .mp4
3) hand off .mp4 to youtube where they do what they do
4) post on HF.

Lot's going on today at home but all of this is mostly checking the computer to see when the latest conversion has finished.

Cranky Bear
04-24-2011, 08:22
Thanks everyone. The devil they say is in the details, so I wanted to go over the way I do details as an encouragement to those who may want to try their DIY hand at this.

But Moski, if you thought the body was complicated, wait until you see part 2 when I do the endcap....it's easier than it looks, but there's a fair bit of needing to pay attention to details.

Part 2 is formated and the multi part conversion process started
1) export from video editor to monster-sized .mov
2) transform monster sized .mov to uploadable sized .mp4
3) hand off .mp4 to youtube where they do what they do
4) post on HF.

Lot's going on today at home but all of this is mostly checking the computer to see when the latest conversion has finished.


Looking forward to it! I got my headache medicine all ready for when I get confused and my head starts hurting, which won't be long into it!

Ryvr
04-24-2011, 09:15
Awesome job Grizz, beats the hell out of freeze framing your previous videos and blowing the screen shots up to see exactly what and how you did it lol.

Congrats.

Ryvr

Old River Rat
04-25-2011, 05:34
I have to say that this is the most interesting video I have ever watched!

Shug
04-25-2011, 10:27
Hey Grizz.....you know I love academic-talk.
Now I know I will never sew a bridge (since I have a GrizzBridge) but I do like to see the build.
Shug the Impressed

SwampSloth
04-25-2011, 10:41
I love watching Grizz videos. IQ points ooze from his pores. Listening to him try to 'dumb it down' for us to understand is so amusing. This place is full of wonderfully unique intriguing people. Looking forward to more installments.

outkastblast
04-25-2011, 15:53
Thanks, Grizz! You've helped me immensely already, but seeing your fabric origami illustrated just how much I was over-thinking the first cuts.

GaHammockGuy
05-02-2011, 10:05
Grizz

I love your videos. Your instructions are top-notch and I learn a lot.

One question about the bridge hammock:
What are the binifits of a bridge verses a gathered-end hammock?

It looks like that you will lay flat EVERY TIME, instead of finding that "sweet spot", but are there any other advantages to the bridge style hammock?

Thanks again for the videos...

tight-wad
05-06-2011, 18:32
Grizz Ė

GREAT series!!!

Forgive me if I missed it in one of your videos, but can you give some pros and cons for having a different width for the head and foot ends of a bridge hammock? I donít imagine it is purely for the weight savings of having less fabric on the foot end because that would be minuscule. So there must be a comfort issue?

tight-wad

GrizzlyAdams
05-08-2011, 11:07
Grizz Ė

GREAT series!!!

Forgive me if I missed it in one of your videos, but can you give some pros and cons for having a different width for the head and foot ends of a bridge hammock? I donít imagine it is purely for the weight savings of having less fabric on the foot end because that would be minuscule. So there must be a comfort issue?

tight-wad

Hey tight-wad, I've been off adventuring and didn't see this question until now.

Two pros for a narrow foot end. First, it lessens the problem of spreader bars interfering with the tarp. In windy conditions I like to point the foot end of my hammock (any hammock) into the wind and put a beak on that end of the tarp. A narrower foot lets one close the sides in a little more at the foot, get a little more coverage lower. Second, a narrower foot seems to offer more resistance to the hammock rotating on the axis between apex of suspension triangle. I think it has to do with mis-matching the angular moments of enertia but I don't do enough statics to be sure of that prognosis.

One con is that the hammock becomes narrower and it is harder to bring your knees up.

In the various GBs I've made the foot end has ranged from 24" to 36". I now think a good compromise between the pros and cons is in the 26"-30" range.

Fronkey
02-22-2012, 22:05
I want one!

Kiba will be going with me on hikes from now on because she is finally old enough for long multi-day hikes and I am thinking a bridge hammock may be more comfortable for her than a gathered end.

If I heard correctly you were using "supplex nylon" for your fabric. Is that suggested as the type of fabric to use or can I use good old fashion ripstop?

Fronkey

GrizzlyAdams
02-22-2012, 22:47
I want one!

Kiba will be going with me on hikes from now on because she is finally old enough for long multi-day hikes and I am thinking a bridge hammock may be more comfortable for her than a gathered end.

If I heard correctly you were using "supplex nylon" for your fabric. Is that suggested as the type of fabric to use or can I use good old fashion ripstop?

Fronkey

ripstop is fine. I've made them from both 1.9 oz / yd^2 and 1.1 oz /yd^2 ripstop nylong. The latter (obviously) for someone who was lighter (160 lbs) and interested in a very lightweight hammock.

You could make one long enough for her to curl up at the foot.
My current (and as yet undocumented) design pulls the spreader bars closer in to have their spread be more effective where needed, which necessitates some hammock body beyond the bar, suspended on the suspension triangle. That area could be engineered to drop a little, creating a small dog sized pocket.

I can send some pictures if interested.

Fronkey
02-22-2012, 22:58
That is exactly what I was thinking with having her lay by my feet than basically on top of me. lol

The weight limit would have to be closer to the 200ib mark as she adds an additional 22 pounds.

Pictures would be awesome! Thanks so much Grizz.

I am really intrigued with the dog sized pocket idea too.

Fronkey

Jazilla
02-23-2012, 11:24
I want one!

Kiba will be going with me on hikes from now on because she is finally old enough for long multi-day hikes and I am thinking a bridge hammock may be more comfortable for her than a gathered end.

If I heard correctly you were using "supplex nylon" for your fabric. Is that suggested as the type of fabric to use or can I use good old fashion ripstop?

Fronkey

Oh man I thought you wanted a dog hammock. I had already come up with a plan in my head. I think fast apparently. I had a kids hammock pictured but only 2 ft wide or so.

But this might help. I made a gear storage thing for a friend of mines hammock. I have since added cord along the bottom edge cause it would slide alone the suspension triangle. Making it a little deeper might be what your looking for maybe.
Oh and I am not even close to being good on camera so take that into consideration.
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Fronkey
02-23-2012, 12:55
Oh man I thought you wanted a dog hammock. I had already come up with a plan in my head. I think fast apparently. I had a kids hammock pictured but only 2 ft wide or so.

But this might help. I made a gear storage thing for a friend of mines hammock. I have since added cord along the bottom edge cause it would slide alone the suspension triangle. Making it a little deeper might be what your looking for maybe.
Oh and I am not even close to being good on camera so take that into consideration.
nII2_iP9CwM

lol I for sure do not want a dog hammock. :laugh:

I think a bridge with it's flatter lay will help with having Kiba in there. She already does great in a gathered end, but I think she will be more comfy laying by my feet in warmer conditions.

Your gear addition is a cool idea. However, I want Kiba in the hammock with me instead of in a separate compartment.

Fronkey


Fronkey

Jazilla
02-23-2012, 16:38
With the gear storage I was thinking something totally different. The guy wanted to keep his possible wet or muddy shoes in there instead of on the ground,

For Kiba take out the end cap and sew the gear storage directly to the hammock. Better yet if you make the end long enough you wouldn't have to attach it to the hammock it would already be. I believe the Chrysalis storage is like what I am talking about. Do it at both ends and you have gear storage and doggy storage.

Fronkey
02-23-2012, 17:29
With the gear storage I was thinking something totally different. The guy wanted to keep his possible wet or muddy shoes in there instead of on the ground,

For Kiba take out the end cap and sew the gear storage directly to the hammock. Better yet if you make the end long enough you wouldn't have to attach it to the hammock it would already be. I believe the Chrysalis storage is like what I am talking about. Do it at both ends and you have gear storage and doggy storage.

That's pretty much what I was thinking by making the hammock longer to have more room for Kiba to lay down. Granted, I would have to think about how big of a tarp I would have to use for cover as well.

I personally don't need a gear storage because I just lay it on the ground next to me for easy access. lol

Fronkey

sawgrassbrothers
05-24-2012, 21:00
Sweet deal Grizz.

Road_cycler
06-08-2012, 06:38
Do you happen to have a diagram showing the pattern with measurements, materials, and basic sew instructions (like straight seam here, zig-zag stitch here..etc)? I would love to make a bridge hammock to see if I can get a more stable and comfy hang.

Jazilla
06-12-2012, 07:24
Do you happen to have a diagram showing the pattern with measurements, materials, and basic sew instructions (like straight seam here, zig-zag stitch here..etc)? I would love to make a bridge hammock to see if I can get a more stable and comfy hang.

I recommend watching all the videos in this set. I made 4 bridge hammocks as of now and all from just watching his videos. Grizz gives all the measurements you need just have a pen and paper ready to write. Good luck to you.

kafer4life
04-29-2013, 20:54
I am feeling a bit inspired been a few months since my last diy. Can't seem to fight the urge. Thank you all.

martincline
07-18-2016, 19:52
Ooooookay... I'll just buy one. :-)