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    Hammocks in Paris

    There is one of those playground hammocks in a park in a suburb of Seattle too. It is NOT comfortable, unless you like metal connector nubs in your back. My son tried to lie in it (b/c he likes our...
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    ENO Profly v Sil Nylon Profly

    Congrats TedDen87! I just received my brown Tadpole yesterday. It's a great piece of craftsmanship and I haven't had a chance to use it yet, but I'm sure it's as functional as it is gorgeous! I love...
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    Tadpole arrived

    I received mine yesterday. It's a brown Tadpole with side pullouts and the triangle loops. I haven't had a chance to hang it up yet, but it's a gorgeous piece of work! I love the brown color!

    I...
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    Last night I received my Zing-It and ended up...

    Last night I received my Zing-It and ended up using craft supplies as well to do my splicing: a small bamboo knitting needle to spread the threads and then a length of beading wire as the fid. The...
  5. Guy line tensioners: which end goes where?

    Sounds good! My Zing-it just arrived, but still waiting for the tarp and Flyz! Thanks everyone! Good thing I have shock cord left over from another project.
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    My new WL Tadpole should be here tomorrow and my Zing-it, Dutch tarp Flyz are also on their way. So excited!

    I've been reading about needing shock cord tensioners on guy lines for silnylon tarps,...
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    Congrats! I just got a shipping notice for my...

    Congrats! I just got a shipping notice for my first tarp too! A WL Tadpole! Then of course, I HAD to order all the other stuff to keep it company...Zing-It, Tarp Flyz, etc. :)
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    "Dunno if anyone snuck in here a comment on...

    "Dunno if anyone snuck in here a comment on getting out initial constructional stretch (certainly) from rope (and maybe from the hammock.) The braid will set from being loaded."

    Yeah, that's what...
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    Last night I did raise the tree strap on the big...

    Last night I did raise the tree strap on the big tree, but only by 1 ft...I was wearing flip flops and the tree is on top of a big boulder rockery. I didn't want to do anything risky in flip flops on...
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    Wow, thanks so much for the calculation help,...

    Wow, thanks so much for the calculation help, 3Club!

    Well, the plum tree that I don't trust, is halfway between the deck and the big tree, so that is a good candidate instead of permanently...
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    Well, with the little light I had left, I reset...

    Well, with the little light I had left, I reset my suspension sag ridgeline to 98", then tried going from big tree to plum tree. Testing Mr. Plum Tree with just pushing down on hammock with my hands,...
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    "Did you try the thing that Demostix mentioned...

    "Did you try the thing that Demostix mentioned (marking the whoopie at the bury)? Are you making sure to milk the buries on your whoopie slings so they grip nice and tight? Are they home made...
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    Ah, quite an enlightening answer, especially...

    Ah, quite an enlightening answer, especially about the Amsteel stretching numbers. Thanks!

    So one possible solution (if I can't shorten the distance between hanging points), is to get larger...
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    Oooh..good call about the reverse force rope for...

    Oooh..good call about the reverse force rope for the plum tree. It's not exactly in line but it can be done...but dang...that means ordering more rope/webbing! Not necessarily a bad thing though....
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    Since I can only raise one side, will that help? ...

    Since I can only raise one side, will that help? I can definitely put the tree strap higher on the tree end...but the deck rafter is as high as I can safely go on the other end. I don't trust the...
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    Here is my setup. I think in yesterday's hang, I...

    Here is my setup. I think in yesterday's hang, I only sagged an inch or two by then end of it. (In this pic, the ridgeline is eye level and I start out at chair height). After sagging down to 2" off...
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    Well, the distance between tree and deck post is...

    Well, the distance between tree and deck post is ~25-30ft. At the deck post end, I've got the tree strap actually hanging from the deck rafter which is ~8-9 ft high. And at the tree end, the strap...
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    Hmmm...does that mean upgrading from a 6' tree...

    Hmmm...does that mean upgrading from a 6' tree strap to a 12' tree strap (or a 10 ft whoopie instead of a 6 ft whoopie) isn't going to help my situation?
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    Whoopies making me sag?

    I am on hang #2 and I love it! However my question is: why am I sagging? I'm guessing it's because of a break-in period, but I'd like your opinion.

    Set up:
    Eno DN with continuous loops and SMC...
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    Success! Well it's finally my birthday and I got...

    Success! Well it's finally my birthday and I got to open the hammock!! The first step was to switch out the stock attachments with my own continuous loops + SMC descending rings. Then attached all...
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    I have been reading the portable stand...

    I have been reading the portable stand threads...but not ready to invest the $ for the materials until I've figured out if I like relaxing in the hammock yet!!
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    It has been hard. The hammock is in plain sight...

    It has been hard. The hammock is in plain sight on a side table <15ft of me whenever I'm in the living or dining room. In fact, I'm only sitting 6ft from it now LOL.
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    Hi from WA

    Hi everyone. I'm brand new to hammocking...here's how I got into it.

    -Surfing on the Kickstarter site two weeks ago. Saw the Kammok. Thought "that would be a fun thing to do in the backyard....
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    Thanks! I finished my whoopie slings Fri night. I...

    Thanks! I finished my whoopie slings Fri night. I used floss and happened to do my locking stitches very close to what the instructions said. I did three stitches. The only thing I didn't do is bury...
  25. I love the stuff!!!!! I got my first packets...

    I love the stuff!!!!! I got my first packets back in Feb '10. Fixed many things (flashlights, BlackBerry keyboard buttons, cutting board feet, knife handles, bathroom fan bracket, etc)

    From...
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    Thanks! I will try that for the "real" fixed...

    Thanks! I will try that for the "real" fixed loop. So far, I've created the constriction part and then small fixed loops on the "pull" end of the constrictor (adjustment end?). So I'll do lock...
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    Locking stitch question

    Newbie to the forum! Happened upon hammocks and decided that's what I want for my birthday. Husband and I went to REI last week and I picked up an ENO DoubleNest and Slap Straps. Discovered this...
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