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Crawldaddy
01-10-2012, 08:21
Are the SB models all designed asymmetrical in their cuts?

Darby
01-10-2012, 09:02
Yes, all of the Switchback models, including the Switchback LightHiker are designed for a head left/feet right diagonal lay.

Cheers, Dale

Miguel
01-17-2012, 15:46
That's too funny. I own one and didn't know that. :)

sandykayak
01-19-2012, 15:18
Neither did I! hmmm that was one of the main things I liked ab the SB v the BB: the ability to lie any way and on either end.

So maybe THAT's why some people talk ab shoulder squeeze or whatever.

Miguel
01-20-2012, 16:19
Neither did I! hmmm that was one of the main things I liked ab the SB v the BB: the ability to lie any way and on either end.

So maybe THAT's why some people talk ab shoulder squeeze or whatever.

Well...I assume you can still lay at either end....just not any way.

All in unison boys and girls...head to the left, feet to the right. Hope I got that right...err would that be left. I'm confused.:confused:

Good luck, Miguel

Boomer
01-23-2012, 02:36
I found that I could stretch it more taut and I just got a flatter lay. No asym used.

DemostiX
01-23-2012, 16:45
Yes, all of the Switchback models, including the Switchback LightHiker are designed for a head left/feet right diagonal lay.

Cheers, Dale


Is that a function of the cut and shape of the bed,

or of where tie-outs or amenities (eg footboxes) are located?



Asking because it was a surprise to many, me included, to learn that the bed of a Hennessy was a rectangle and that the it remained symmetric in the gathering of the ends.

more
01-23-2012, 16:55
The Switchback hammock bed is a rectangular piece of fabric with channel ends. There is no fancy cut about it, every angle is 90.

smithobx
01-27-2012, 09:12
Is that a function of the cut and shape of the bed,

or of where tie-outs or amenities (eg footboxes) are located?



Asking because it was a surprise to many, me included, to learn that the bed of a Hennessy was a rectangle and that the it remained symmetric in the gathering of the ends.

It is a function of all the things you mention. The switchback is not a square (90 degree) cut hammock. You can of course lay in any position you choose, but the optimal lay for shoulder room would be diagonal as Dale described.