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  1. Honestly... Sounds like the recently announced...

    Honestly... Sounds like the recently announced Mountain 1.3 would be worth holding off for.

    I have some Hybrid 1.2 in Coyote and a few 11' shop sample gathered ends left if you were interested.
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    I've always been a fan of 10'6" and didn't...

    I've always been a fan of 10'6" and didn't realize it was an 'odd size' until I started looking around more.
    9'4" or 9'6" is what I build my UL models and 10'6" for more casual stuff. I think with...
  3. Tulle (spell check got you, lol) probably isn't...

    Tulle (spell check got you, lol) probably isn't that much crappier than netting... so your test maybe more relevant than you think perhaps. Guess it depends if it's woven or fused a bit.
    Solid...
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    I don't have any gathered end bug nets around-...

    I don't have any gathered end bug nets around- but those are easy enough to find elsewhere for less than I can probably do one.
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    Rick- I have Coyote left... bit coppery (which...

    Rick-
    I have Coyote left... bit coppery (which I really like) but still earth tone enough.

    I think I have one made up that was lightly used as a demo in Coyote.
    I have a brand new one in blue...
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    Congrats to Don and JRB... tough to get a new...

    Congrats to Don and JRB... tough to get a new product out the door and probably a big relief to finally launch.

    Clever name! :lol:
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    http://www.rayjardine.com/ray-way/Quilt-Kit/index....

    http://www.rayjardine.com/ray-way/Quilt-Kit/index.htm?g_page=6

    Ray Jardine does that.
    Ask him- he invented top quilts.
    Ask others... some agree some don't... mainly based on how much the like...
  8. Well I doubt I'd marry Kyle for his laser... his...

    Well I doubt I'd marry Kyle for his laser... his butt is just too skinny. But perhaps I can get enough IPA together to pay off Carter.... ...
  9. Some of the reason I mentioned in the other...

    Some of the reason I mentioned in the other thread why a Primaloft Gold quilt may be more efficient than a down quilt at a low loft/lower temp application has to do with the hard realities of...
  10. In the context of real world examples- how...

    In the context of real world examples- how familiar are you with a Karo step baffle design?

    That is on the extreme end of reduced baffle weight design... though I appreciate the thought you have...
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    Toughen up... works to an extent. If the weather...

    Toughen up... works to an extent.
    If the weather is cool enough you're in a quilt... a baseball hat and a head net works for me in lighter stuff.
    A pair of earplugs or headphone ear buds cuts down...
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    Probably just a typo- But you want right side...

    Probably just a typo-
    But you want right side to right side (what becomes outside and outside) facing each other and then the insulation stacked on that.
    That way when you turn it the insulation...
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    I'm not familiar enough with the wooki to...

    I'm not familiar enough with the wooki to understand why that matters.
    My Primaloft gold quilts have wings on them so I have to imagine a little creative assembly and you can easily turn the quilt...
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    Thanks! First impressions- I will give...

    Thanks!

    First impressions-
    I will give credit where credit is due- it's a nice little package for a good price.
    They did blow the tarp size but otherwise it's pretty innovative for a mass...
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    As mentioned by others- Apex up or down seems...

    As mentioned by others-

    Apex up or down seems to vary by machine on what works best.

    If you do Apex down , the tissue paper trick does help eliminate it getting sucked in or tangled with the...
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    Took a look at Dutch's instructions.... more or...

    Took a look at Dutch's instructions.... more or less same as mine.
    He adds the channels to the shell- then sews the shells together.
    Then pins the apex to the shell and trims excess prior to...
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    You get spoiled quickly, lol. I'm testing that...

    You get spoiled quickly, lol.

    I'm testing that REI semi bridge thing... back is pretty sore today as a result. I'll give it a full week but I miss my Lux already.:lol:
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    Yes you got my suggestion wrong. I'm basically...

    Yes you got my suggestion wrong.

    I'm basically just telling you to break the step of sewing all three layers together into two steps.

    Sew the two shells together with wrong sides out. Then...
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    Seam sealer fills pin holes from sparks or...

    Seam sealer fills pin holes from sparks or evergreen needle pokes.

    Tenacious tape covers bigger stuff.

    Just find a flat area you can work on it- spread it flat and apply the seam sealer or...
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    No- The slippery part is the two shells......

    No-

    The slippery part is the two shells... compounded by the apex.

    Assuming you are doing a standard stack of fabric, fabric, apex. You planned to sew three edges and leave an opening in the...
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    Sew the two shells together- then sew those to...

    Sew the two shells together- then sew those to the apex.

    I had trouble with my first home sewing machine... that was the only great solution.

    Using the tissue paper/newspaper helps the foot...
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    Thanks for the feedback! It's my understanding...

    Thanks for the feedback!

    It's my understanding that Josh has all the kinks worked out- but didn't want to steer anyone wrong as I'm not as familiar with what he does for other stuff.

    My luxury...
  23. Thread: Rent a WBRR?

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    If you don't find someone local- let me know. ...

    If you don't find someone local- let me know.

    The tough part is you need to trust each other enough to rent something... what's a fair price to charge and how do you cover a deposit. That said-...
  24. Yar... I suspect if you were to add some...

    Yar... I suspect if you were to add some dimensions to your sketches it might come together better.

    The truncated circle is actually in pretty common use in apparel and would likely make more...
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    Hope you have another great trip in the Yucatan.

    Hope you have another great trip in the Yucatan.
  26. One problem at time ;) But you are quite...

    One problem at time ;)

    But you are quite correct and that was the differential cut mentioned by Cruiser or my comments about 'in use' shapes.

    It helps to look at a flat quilt first (or mild...
  27. My apologies as I misspoke slightly: my use of...

    My apologies as I misspoke slightly: my use of 'you/your' meant to mean more of a general sense of the baffles in anyone's particular design rather than the baffles you personally laid out.
    I think...
  28. https://1drv.ms/b/s!Apygyt54yYPwrnwpJrIVOByjm3B7...

    https://1drv.ms/b/s!Apygyt54yYPwrnwpJrIVOByjm3B7

    A PDF of something along these lines I did a few years back if it helps you any.
    Yes you got a bit too mathy for this carpenter but overall we are...
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    I think we discussed it a bit when you got the...

    I think we discussed it a bit when you got the gathered end but... Happy Medium Folder

    For those who are okay with a RR, but not so okay with the tree to tree distance:
    The Happy Medium is...
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    I rate it to 250 but around 230/240 I push folks...

    I rate it to 250 but around 230/240 I push folks towards the Big Guy version unless someone is really looking to keep the weight down. It's your bridge so be as conservative as you'd like but...
  31. Backwoods ******* is my favorite beer. Having...

    Backwoods ******* is my favorite beer.

    Having Breakfast Stout from me hammock tis a fine thing as well.

    Edit... sigh, the extra sensitive HF filter strikes again.:lol:
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    All makes sense to me... No sense getting all...

    All makes sense to me... No sense getting all worked up over a piece of gear.

    Doesn't make any sense to use a 12 ounce SUL pack to carry 60lbs any more than it makes sense to use a 4lb framed...
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    Thanks for the follow up... with any gear I...

    Thanks for the follow up... with any gear I prefer to hear about it after the 'bright an shiny' wears off... most decent stuff is fun when it's new. But if you find you keep reaching for something...
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    The dozen or two yards of Airwave are still...

    The dozen or two yards of Airwave are still sitting in the package they arrived in untouched... just haven't had time to try it.
    Same with the 1 ounce mesh fabric.

    I prefer to sew up a gathered...
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    NOTE- legal silliness disclaimer- I am going to...

    NOTE- legal silliness disclaimer- I am going to mention fabric construction and even use the term ripstop.

    Not really on the grain as I didn't see much point, especially given current fabric...
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    Yar- WV's people's bridge hammock is a very...

    Yar- WV's people's bridge hammock is a very versatile design for DIY and easier to play with tuning it to an individual size quickly.

    The nemo thing is more or less a ripped of Ridgerunner so if...
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    I think you could/should perhaps start with a...

    I think you could/should perhaps start with a 'blown up' Hiker Dad Bridge or an Ariel in Hex 70 for you if you're up for it.
    steal my tab idea or just hang an UQ shaped piece of fabric to carry the...
  38. It's just gear. I think too many in the...

    It's just gear.

    I think too many in the hammock world cross the line from simple appreciation to zealotry. Nothing any of us sell is that amazing that it will work for everyone in every way...
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    I'm already convinced :lol: Only issue is that...

    I'm already convinced :lol:
    Only issue is that I'm easily convinced and can't build them as fast as I'd like.
    If nothing else works... nothing else will do and I try to keep my focus on building...
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    I suggest folks try a gathered end first...

    I suggest folks try a gathered end first generally... though for some that often means trying a dozen of them.
    Group hangs or even swapping gear with a forum member for some extended testing is...
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    Did you give up on your big Ariel or just get...

    Did you give up on your big Ariel or just get 'hammock curious' and pick up the Amok too?
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    The good news and bad news is there is no answer...

    The good news and bad news is there is no answer to this question; the answer really depends on what you are trying to do.

    Not many people really consider the impact as you have, which I find a...
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    Quick and dirty version- Get a ziplock...

    Quick and dirty version-

    Get a ziplock freezer bag (you want the heavier freezer not the standard storage).
    Use a 1qt size for a phone, a 1 gallon for a tablet.

    Put heavy packing tape on the...
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    I kinda want a fancy watch now too. :scared: ...

    I kinda want a fancy watch now too. :scared:

    HMM.. I'm wonder if you are starting a thing here, lol.
    A few years back I remember everyone posting their indoor/outdoor thermometer pictures and...
  46. Yikes.... 'Enterprise resource management...

    Yikes....
    'Enterprise resource management software'

    A very engineering minded approach indeed.

    FWIW- I'm with you 100% on this. If they have half inch webbing available no reason not to...
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    As a simple answer to the stability- if you look...

    As a simple answer to the stability- if you look at the still photo for the video above (at least as it displays for me).

    While my the bedspace in my bridges is shallow relative to some others-...
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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Es6MHX8XKvk&list=P...

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Es6MHX8XKvk&list=PLJEUNImw_i519MIG4_IXluV6i83nB1LZG&index=9

    A slight twist on Cougarmeat's post.

    I prefer the method here to reaching back. In part because...
  49. Rick- You may wet the bed once in a while-...

    Rick-

    You may wet the bed once in a while- but if nothing else excess alcohol consumption does reduce wakefulness.
    Bourbon helps keep the total liquid volume lowest if seeking the ideal...
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    Treem I believe it...

    Treem I believe it was...https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/treem-hammock-the-perfect-flat-lay-hammock#/

    Different concept that what Bluesam was asking I believe though.


    That thing was neat...
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