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  1. Shoot me an email if you strike out on the...

    Shoot me an email if you strike out on the quilt...I have a few around.
    You'd have better luck at whiteblaze on any chance of used one. I don't really sell them to hammock folks often.
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    FS: Hope nobody minds this... just chiming in to help...

    Hope nobody minds this... just chiming in to help two folks.

    Using my eyeballometer and dimensions supplied:
    That's basically a Bic/Hiker Dad style bridge. It would be closer to a jacks James...
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    Yar, I'd have to agree with you on both counts. ...

    Yar, I'd have to agree with you on both counts.

    Having really started with the Micro bridges, it slightly forces you into semi-side sleep.
    The Happy Medium size is wider than the other end...
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    Yar... I find my opinions on this topic changing...

    Yar... I find my opinions on this topic changing over time somewhat...

    There are ridgerunner devotees who claim they can stomach sleep in there.
    Amok fans who seem to claim the same.
    Ground...
  5. For what it's worth: Beyond my general...

    For what it's worth:

    Beyond my general agreement with the UL minded/less things to fail argument against zippers (especially in a bridge).

    First- know thyself (which you do). If you know what...
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    Yar, with bridges one small step at a time is...

    Yar, with bridges one small step at a time is best.
    And with recessing- you're either doing it or you're not. IE- the whole pattern, suspension, etc changes.
    If you're really light you can...
  7. "Very hard to push yesterday's snow when today's...

    "Very hard to push yesterday's snow when today's snow is in the way, doubly so when last week's snow is still in your way."

    Something I recall said when I first started plowing snow. Paraphrased...
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    Logged in to answer this, and saw your PM but...

    Logged in to answer this, and saw your PM but I'll answer here instead.

    WV has solid advice there- try the bridge itself before you alter it. Best case- you're happy with the pattern as is. Of...
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    One further thought for you Jim (and others) ...

    One further thought for you Jim (and others)

    You could try a wider spreader bar in the foot end of the RR if you're close to happy. You can't go too nuts as it will get quite tippy, but an inch...
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    Jim- You'll see my longer answer above but on...

    Jim-
    You'll see my longer answer above but on this specific issue...

    The short answer again is- yes the Happy Medium would be better for knee bite.
    The 'funnel' issue is the primary reason for...
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    :lol: Well that wasn't my intention... that was...

    :lol: Well that wasn't my intention... that was a discussion more than a sales pitch but I suppose it can be hard to tell the difference at times :lol:

    The short answer- Yes. Though likely...
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    4+8+8=20 20x6g per foot= 120g 120/28.5= 4.25...

    4+8+8=20
    20x6g per foot= 120g
    120/28.5= 4.25 ounces for #5 zipper coil. #3 just won't hold up well and #8 is overkill.
    Figure an ounce or two for detailing things out and you're looking at 5-6...
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    I still think the Happy Medium is a good fit for...

    I still think the Happy Medium is a good fit for what you were looking for... but I've still got you on the list to reach out when this next one eventually gets going... 2020's been fun :confused:
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    How about a lighter bridge? Happy Medium...

    How about a lighter bridge? Happy Medium

    The Happy Medium is available in a 1.7 (about 17 ounces) or a 1.2 (about 14 ounces) and includes carbon fiber poles, ARL, and the quilt accessories in...
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    Besides John's valid point... Were you by...

    Besides John's valid point... Were you by chance splicing amsteel with reflective tracers? That stuff can be excessively rough and may even have stiff enough fibers to cause a bit of that...
  16. Yar- Same problem all over. I spoke to...

    Yar- Same problem all over.
    I spoke to another vendor who was driving a few towns over to bypass his local PO as it shaved several days off his shipping time.
    I had a package take double the...
  17. Before you go to far- I've found that a fabric...

    Before you go to far- I've found that a fabric change alone creates a pretty dramatic result. Also... fabric is cheap enough that if you're laying out one, might as well cut two. So I'd suggest a...
  18. Yar- but it's only mine... Figure 1/2 to 2/3...

    Yar- but it's only mine...

    Figure 1/2 to 2/3 the Gathered End rating for a bridge.
    Half if you don't know what yer doing.... 2/3 if you've got a workable design.

    Haven't seen anyone post a...
  19. Can't believe that song is 50 years old. ...

    Can't believe that song is 50 years old.

    Anywho- you can just add a RL to the Bic bridge. In many ways it is way easier than a ridgerunner.

    You don't need to modify the bridge- just use some...
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    It's done on nearly every hammock in existence,...

    It's done on nearly every hammock in existence, or rather on nearly every tree strap. The 'w' type stitch or longer zig zagging lines (vs spaced bar tacks) help spread the load in the manner you're...
  21. I think you've got it now after your edit? If...

    I think you've got it now after your edit?

    If you go back to the video that might explain it too with a little imagination...

    If you imagine a bridge that is only one foot long from spreader to...
  22. You still have a few things mixed up. But you...

    You still have a few things mixed up. But you could use .600" CF spreaders on the bic bridge at your weight.
    For your heavier buddies- you could purchase a .75" easton aluminum spreader for show...
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    Sounds like you don't need a grommet? I'd...

    Sounds like you don't need a grommet?

    I'd just clean it up, melt a hole and avoid replacing something that already failed if it's not needed.

    Grommets are overrated :cool:
  24. https://hammockforums.net/forum/showthread.php/130...

    https://hammockforums.net/forum/showthread.php/130395-People-s-Bridge-Hammock-first-glimpse
  25. Two things- Your mixed poles from Josh; at...

    Two things-
    Your mixed poles from Josh; at 140lbs you should have no issue with the .600" poles at both ends depending on the bridge you're using. His caution is generally a good one as it's my...
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    Usually- the grommets come in a kit. Included...

    Usually- the grommets come in a kit. Included in the kit is a punch and a set (usually two pieces for a metal grommet with a base plate and a set piece)....
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    FS: This version of the Happy Medium is rated for...

    This version of the Happy Medium is rated for 175# for durability related to the UL fabric. (Hybrid 1.2)
    As ChapinB correctly noted... this bridge was made prior to the fabric upgrade by RBTR....
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    FS: The bugnet fits the recessed bar Happy Medium. ...

    The bugnet fits the recessed bar Happy Medium. It would not fit an end bar bridge hammock.
  29. Great Start! On your issues: Mountain...

    Great Start!

    On your issues:
    Mountain Hybrid 1.2 is your next step up, and the fabric I use for my lighter bridges. I have worked with 1 ounce fabrics but will no longer do so (for now). ...
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    Roughly speaking- Figure 2/3 of the fabric's GE...

    Roughly speaking-
    Figure 2/3 of the fabric's GE rating when building a bridge.

    Mountain Hybrid is the best bridge fabric IMO. The right balance of durability, feel, stretch, etc.
    Do other...
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    I would give them a call- it is showing up on the...

    I would give them a call- it is showing up on the website (For $120)- but link goes to a maintenance page.
    Sometimes when stock is short this happens and they can locate one in their internal...
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    Yar- pretty sure it is gone for now. It was a...

    Yar- pretty sure it is gone for now. It was a really good deal on sale for sure and you might find one at the garage sales.
    I keep mine around as a loner or for the kiddos to play in.

    I...
  33. :lol: yes- I took a quick hard pass on those for...

    :lol: yes- I took a quick hard pass on those for myself but my curiosity was up a little. I've pancaked a few tents over the years so I have some appreciation for the idea ... but no viable...
  34. The Hikerdad bridge is a good place to start,...

    The Hikerdad bridge is a good place to start, with the added bonus of being able to purchase a precut kit.
    Much like the RR- it's a decent 'one size fits most' option.

    After that:
    WV's PBH...
  35. Simple answer- .625" is the minimum you should...

    Simple answer- .625" is the minimum you should use to about 225lbs.

    Practical answer- If you have to ask the question then the answer is no.

    Mildly thoughtful answer- I don't know a ton about...
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    This is a confussing topic for sure... ...

    This is a confussing topic for sure...

    Technically- any pad that can hold air is a vapor barrier. Some foam pads use a combination of open and closed cell foams to increase comfort and reduce...
  37. Welcome to the forum- and like CMC4Free...

    Welcome to the forum- and like CMC4Free mentioned.... congrats on starting a thread :lol:

    Since we're here- I don't own one but it is a popular tarp.
    Since it is designed to be used in a...
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    It depends primarily upon Sluggo's behavior. Mr...

    It depends primarily upon Sluggo's behavior. Mr Hand has been quite obnoxious this year as well.

    This stuff isn't my full time gig, so I run things a bit oddly as a result.
    I normally build in...
  39. https://1drv.ms/u/s!Apygyt54yYPwg5A0N1Yz9kTGCpdQBA...

    https://1drv.ms/u/s!Apygyt54yYPwg5A0N1Yz9kTGCpdQBA?e=KfPhYW

    Here is a link to a folder with some information on 'the quilt trick'. Which is a mildly compelling argument for having a drawcord...
  40. The only compelling reason I am aware of is to...

    The only compelling reason I am aware of is to extend the versatility of a single piece of gear to it's maximum potential.

    Basically the old: "IF YOU HAD TO OWN ONLY ONE!" argument

    If I was on...
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    I suspect drilling holes through the extenders...

    I suspect drilling holes through the extenders will help, if you look back on John's posts you'll see that's how he did it with the PVC.
    That direct connection and pressure/counter pressure would...
  42. Personally: I like a drawcord footbox for my...

    Personally:

    I like a drawcord footbox for my warmer weather quilts, though I tend to prefer the footbox side sewn shut in a hammock. Even on the ground I rarely found the need to fully open the...
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    Don't quote me- but I'd guess the RL that comes...

    Don't quote me- but I'd guess the RL that comes with the stand isn't quite long enough to work with the RR?
    A 12' GE only has a roughly 10' RL and I believe that was about the max size they planned...
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    At some point- Cheryl will likely put up some...

    At some point- Cheryl will likely put up some instructions and further information.

    To Senior Billy of the Bob's points: I think splitting the stand would allow you to place the stand to the...
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    Yar. :cool:

    Yar. :cool:
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    Yar- but just to be precise. 80% of spreader bar...

    Yar- but just to be precise.
    80% of spreader bar length for users 200lbs or less is the MINIMUM one should use.
    This also assumes a well made, structurally sound spreader bar material (like Easton...
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    While I see myself as a 'fellow hanger' I am...

    While I see myself as a 'fellow hanger' I am technically a 'vendor'. So this forum's rules require a bit of diplomacy in my answers, hence the whishywashyness on my end at least.
    As mentioned...
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    Nice work Redfish! "Longer and wider" should...

    Nice work Redfish!

    "Longer and wider" should answer yer question on the tree to tree distance. Unless the gentleman cheated- an end bar bridge requires a longer tree to tree distance.
    The...
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    https://zpacks.com/collections/repair-tape-patches...

    https://zpacks.com/collections/repair-tape-patches

    Just a thought:
    You already know the lightest material to use, and own it. Perhaps the better plan is to solve the concern you have.
    As...
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    Saltfly- Nice! John- This is basically all I...

    Saltfly- Nice!

    John- This is basically all I was attempting to explain previously.
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