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    Sound bar? Don't you mean wireless 7.2 surround?

    Sound bar? Don't you mean wireless 7.2 surround?
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    Hexon Available

    Our site has been updated to include Hexon 1.6 and 2.4 as standard options. We've had the opportunity to check these fabrics out, and are blown away by the quality. The hex ripstop grid is beyond...
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    Custom Envy-S for Mychal

    - Custom zipper, which allows for openings on both sides of the hammock
    - A couple of storage pockets
    - Custom attached side pullouts, in hopes of easing zipper transition around the corners
    -...
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    Dude, that would make for some great pictures......

    Dude, that would make for some great pictures... *wink, wink, nudge, nudge*

    ;)
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    Custom Envy-S for Mychal

    Here are a few pictures of an Envy-S we just shipped out. As you can probably tell, this one is heavily customized. Mychal came to us with an impressive wish list, and we had a lot of fun with it! I...
  6. Yeah, just got home from the airport, and all of...

    Yeah, just got home from the airport, and all of the Kiwi Green are not Dry Blend. Our order form shows that it was what we ordered, but I just checked Gildan's website, and Kiwi Green is not an...
  7. T-Shirts / Hoodies now available, just in time for National Hammock Day!

    Hey Rain Man, sorry for the mistake. I'm away at a conference, but will be returning this evening. Did you get the Kiwi Green or the Texas Orange t-shirt? I have a Texas Orange with me, and it is...
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    Hmm, that's odd. You are correct. My anchors are...

    Hmm, that's odd. You are correct. My anchors are set to the titles of the fabrics, so that doesn't make much sense. I synthetically placed the anchors higher, which seems to have corrected it. Can...
  9. Yep, I just dropped all of the t-shirts/hoodies...

    Yep, I just dropped all of the t-shirts/hoodies off (save one order) at the Post Office. Thanks!
  10. I never made it there, but I did have my share of...

    I never made it there, but I did have my share of garbage plates while I was in Rochester. I actually favored them from The Commons, one of our dining halls. I really miss Dinosaur BBQ, though...
  11. Oh boy. I was just corrected by Mom... We have...

    Oh boy. I was just corrected by Mom... We have TEXAS Orange for the hoodies and tees, not Tennessee. My mistake! The color in the pictures is what you should expect, regardless of which state claims...
  12. I'm with you... Orange is my favorite color....

    I'm with you... Orange is my favorite color. Think Philadelphia Flyers. My alma mater is Rochester Institute of Technology, also orange. Just look at my avatar! :P

    I would have preferred more...
  13. T-Shirts / Hoodies now available, just in time for National Hammock Day!

    I just picked up our order of t-shirts and hoodies from the printer today, and I'm really impressed! I put them up on our site. In honor of National Hammock Day (7/22), we'll be offering them at 40%...
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    Website Update

    Our website (www.hammeck.com) has undergone some maintenance, and should be operating normally at this time. You may notice a few tweaks, but in general, navigation should have remained unchanged. If...
  15. Thread: Orders

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    Orders

    That's an excellent idea! PayPal offers this for every purchase over $99, regardless of seller. In fact, they often pair it with a special program ($10 off, etc.). The only drawback I see is that...
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    Yeah, this is more or less my point. Mike seems...

    Yeah, this is more or less my point. Mike seems to agree with that, but his point is that the customer should not have to pay until the vendor either a) purchases non-standard materials for the...
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    Yeah, I think we're mostly on the same page,...

    Yeah, I think we're mostly on the same page, then. I would love to be able to charge just prior to beginning work on an order, but without adding overhead or impacting the buying experience....
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    Orders

    I don't want to speak for other cottage vendors, so these are strictly my views. In fact, I am not even speaking on behalf of the rest of my family, or Hammeck. I handle all of the website...
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    We ended up just sticking with Hammeck Stand, but...

    We ended up just sticking with Hammeck Stand, but adding the weight rating to the title. So the original Hammeck Stand is now the Hammeck Stand '400', and the new, lighter stand is the Hammeck Stand...
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    Haha, I'm not even sure if that name ("Petite")...

    Haha, I'm not even sure if that name ("Petite") will stick, we will be meeting later today to try to come up with something. You are very astute! I just put up the product listing as a placeholder -...
  21. Hey Detman! Did you see our fabric page?...

    Hey Detman! Did you see our fabric page? http://www.hammeck.com/fabric/

    In particular, the ARGON has a bit more texture. It's most similar to a cotton fabric, in terms of feel. The NylonD is a bit...
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    Hey chefkeith, David here. Simply put, I would...

    Hey chefkeith, David here. Simply put, I would not suggest doing this. With the present design, the lateral forces from the hammock are applied to the ridgepole, and the horizontal forces are then...
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    Nice pic! Thanks for sharing!

    Nice pic! Thanks for sharing!
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    Glad to hear it, enjoy! The ridgeline is...

    Glad to hear it, enjoy!

    The ridgeline is actually a necessity. The bugnet requires that the hammock remains consistently taut with each hang. If the ridgeline does not keep the hammock from being...
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    Thanks WW! The reality is, your marriage is more...

    Thanks WW! The reality is, your marriage is more important than an Envy-S. We'll be here to make one for you when she comes around!



    Your order went through without a hitch, thank you!


    ...
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    Thanks Gunner! We had some feedback that the...

    Thanks Gunner!

    We had some feedback that the "add to cart" button was not displaying on Mac OSX on both Chrome and Safari - are there any Mac users out there that could check this out for us?...
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    Site Changes

    Just a notice to anyone that may be placing an order in the next couple of days, we have made some changes to our store and payment processor. I'm hopeful that the changes are seamless, but it's not...
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    Welcome from Southern Pennsylvania!

    Welcome from Southern Pennsylvania!
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    Looks good Ted, glad you like it! Some people...

    Looks good Ted, glad you like it! Some people really like the PolyD, others dislike it. I think likening it to the difference between a firm mattress and a normal/soft one is very accurate. I...
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    Beth's PolyD Netty has been used maybe a dozen...

    Beth's PolyD Netty has been used maybe a dozen times, and the static is definitely much less extreme that when we first completed it. However, with that DL you picked up, it wouldn't shock me (see...
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    Dude, I love the orange on your bike... Great...

    Dude, I love the orange on your bike... Great pictures!
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    Thanks for the write-up Doogie! Glad to hear that...

    Thanks for the write-up Doogie! Glad to hear that it is treating you well! :)
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    I don't have any pictures on hand, but I can take...

    I don't have any pictures on hand, but I can take one later if you require.

    The extension inserts in the middle, making the ridgepole longer. It just slides into one of the ends of the ridgepole,...
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    The "footprint" of the Hammeck Stand is less than...

    The "footprint" of the Hammeck Stand is less than 14 ft. by 4 ft., but you should plan to have about that much floor space.

    Hope that helps! Let us know if you have any other questions.

    Thanks,...
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    2 questions about the stands

    The rating is based on static weight, but our testing accounted for dynamic forces. We added something like 450 pounds of static weight, then pushed and swung and bounced and jostled the weight. The...
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    I should have probably been a bit more clear, my...

    I should have probably been a bit more clear, my apologies. Our weight rating for the stand is 400 pounds. The s-hook failed with a test weight of well above 400 pounds, while also applying...
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    While this is an option, we don't suggest it. The...

    While this is an option, we don't suggest it. The weakest link on the Hammeck Stand is the s-hooks. In testing, it was the only component to fail (at a weight far exceeding our suggested maximum...
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    Awesome question. I rarely stake mine out at all....

    Awesome question. I rarely stake mine out at all. My wife stakes out the head end, she finds that it keeps the quilt in place a bit better, and ensures the noseeum doesn't encroach on the space...
  39. Unfortunately, at your height, you are firmly in...

    Unfortunately, at your height, you are firmly in the 'tweener' category. You're very close to the upper ideal height for a 10 ft., but not quite tall enough to fully realize the benefits of an 11 ft....
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    Hammeck Stands arrived!

    I'm not sure what exactly you're looking for, but I can elaborate...

    The ridgepole on the standard Stand is just a hair longer than 12 ft. This will suffice for most gathered end hammocks. For a...
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    You think that's bad? :P Every time I finish a...

    You think that's bad? :P Every time I finish a hammock and package it up, I'm faced with the exact same desire! I want to keep every hammock we make! It's very difficult to part ways with something...
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    Unfortunately, we were unable to make it to Trail...

    Unfortunately, we were unable to make it to Trail Days this year... Hopefully next year. Our original intent was to divide and conquer; Beth and I went to NEHHA, while someone else from the group...
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    Here's a few... ...

    Here's a few...

    http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/05/17/c365ac1427c31f2b25a25d1f546c4e2b.jpg

    http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/05/17/72549fd2e9068c8c52ee88b6f0a0c8ca.jpg
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    We're home, safe and sound. I may require...

    We're home, safe and sound. I may require admission into a psychiatric ward after driving through NY and NJ, however...

    You can blame Beth for the food, 1960HikerDude! She packed it into an empty...
  45. Thanks for a great review, Ed! Very glad that you...

    Thanks for a great review, Ed! Very glad that you like it so much!
  46. We are enroute, hoping to be there early...

    We are enroute, hoping to be there early afternoon!
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    Nope, not really, just make sure you reattach the...

    Nope, not really, just make sure you reattach the ridgeline to the new cinch buckle continuous loops. You'll want your loops to be at least 10" long. You will also likely need to put the ridgeline on...
  48. Oops, sorry, didn't mean to steal your thunder! I...

    Oops, sorry, didn't mean to steal your thunder! I misinterpreted your message to mean that it was still a need. We have the plasticware packed, I think about 60 sets. Hopefully that is enough...
  49. Thread: Congrats

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    It's already in progress! :) However, I'm headed...

    It's already in progress! :) However, I'm headed to NEHHA for the weekend, so I likely won't get to the bugnet/zipper for about a week or so.

    Thanks! :D
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    Hey Squirrel911! If my memory serves me right, at...

    Hey Squirrel911! If my memory serves me right, at least one of those Nettys has a removable bugnet, so there actually wouldn't be a dedicated head/foot end. If you prefer there to be a dedicated end,...
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