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  1. Why should it have issues? It's not cutting edge...

    Why should it have issues? It's not cutting edge or anything - I have never heard of a 40D fabric having issues of wear over time. The fabric looks and feels very similar to Hexon. If anything it...
  2. I have both and I like both. They are quite...

    I have both and I like both. They are quite different, though. The Dream-Tex has a nicer touch, but it is also noticeably more stretchy. The 70D is more "slippery" and feels more like a synthetic...
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    I usually use an 11' hex tarp with my 10' hiking...

    I usually use an 11' hex tarp with my 10' hiking hammock and don't think that I have too much coverage. I have used 11' hex tarps with 11' hammocks and don't like how low I have to hang the tarp to...
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    That's what I do. I simply cut off 2 pieces of a...

    That's what I do. I simply cut off 2 pieces of a 4x4 beam and put them under the beam as spacers. I got very long screws that go through the beam as well as the spacer and into the wall. This works...
  5. How many orders is "All my past orders from...

    How many orders is "All my past orders from United States"? I have been ordering a lot from the States, and the delivery speed can vary a lot. While the average time is between 10 and 14 days, I have...
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    Don't change the ridgeline length of an...

    Don't change the ridgeline length of an integrated hammock. The ridgeline is not only there to help you hang the hammock consistently (which won't be the case if you keep changing the length), but...
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    I don't have a dog, but I would worry about its...

    I don't have a dog, but I would worry about its nails because the 1.7 Hexon has a pretty loose weave. If I wanted to take a dog into the hammock, I would probably pick a fabric with a tighter weave,...
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    Of the bridge hammocks I have tried (Ridgerunner,...

    Of the bridge hammocks I have tried (Ridgerunner, Chrysalis, Treem and Koma), all had more curve in the shoulder area than my favorite GE hammocks. They are all pretty narrow in the middle, where I...
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    Warbonnet Ridgerunner...

    Warbonnet Ridgerunner
    JRB Bear Mountain Bridge Hammock
    Eureka Chrysalis Hammock
    Towns End Bridge Hammocks
    Treem Hammock
    ENO Skyloft Hammock
    REI Quarter Dome Air Hammock
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    I wouldn't worry about the Tarpworms damaging...

    I wouldn't worry about the Tarpworms damaging your tarp, but if you wanted to be extra safe you could always get Hookworms. Same functionality as the Tarpworms, but detachable.

    Also, you don't...
  11. You would have to try it yourself, since this is...

    You would have to try it yourself, since this is very individual. The WB hammocks are the only GE hammocks I can sleep on my side at all. I lie regular and can sleep on both sides, but I usually have...
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    Yes, I think that the differences in tightness of...

    Yes, I think that the differences in tightness of weave make an accurate formula impossible. There are currently 70D fabrics on the market that are anything from 1.7oz (e.g. Warbonnet) up to 2.4oz...
  13. Thread: Leg shelf?

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    The baffles definitely change height in the leg...

    The baffles definitely change height in the leg area. While the down is free to move within the individual baffle, there will be more in the torso area because there is more space. With my...
  14. There have been a couple of people on the forum,...

    There have been a couple of people on the forum, who were crazy (or brave?) enough to hang from even Argon .67. It probably won't wear out immediately, but most kids like to play pretty rough with...
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    So they are more sun-proof? Or does the thin yarn...

    So they are more sun-proof? Or does the thin yarn negate the effect?
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    How about calendared fabrics then?

    How about calendared fabrics then?
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    I've suffered in campsites that didn't have any...

    I've suffered in campsites that didn't have any vegetation to provide shade (unfortunately quite common over here) and am familiar with the problem. Cotton tarps provide better protection, as do a...
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    1.6oz HyperD has more stretch than 1.9oz ripstop...

    1.6oz HyperD has more stretch than 1.9oz ripstop nylon. The HyperD has a surface that feels softer, but also snags more easily. I have managed to pull tiny threads when the skin on my fingers was...
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    I don't have my Ninox, yet, but what they try to...

    I don't have my Ninox, yet, but what they try to do with shaping the ends is not similar to what a Knotty mod does. It is rather to counter the curve that forms naturally when you gather a...
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    Are both hammock bodies the same? Single layer?...

    Are both hammock bodies the same? Single layer? Double layer? Which fabric(s)? I feel squeezed in hammocks made from thin fabric like the Hexon 1.0.
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    I have a Leaf Lounger XL, and the only thing...

    I have a Leaf Lounger XL, and the only thing asymmetrial on it is the location of the tie-outs. If I were to use the hammock more often, I would probably cut them off. I don't see a need for tie-outs...
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    Strange - I found the fold fairly easy to...

    Strange - I found the fold fairly easy to replicate. But if you want a netless Hennessy without DIY, you could just order a Leaf Lounger XL. It's a bit narrower than I would like and the fabric is...
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    Yes, it has been covered in at least one thread:...

    Yes, it has been covered in at least one thread: My Take On DIY Hennessy Hammock. A Tutorial.
    Here are the pictures of wilsonbmw

    It looks complicated but is actually fairly easy to do. I like the...
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    I have a couple of hammocks with attached stuff...

    I have a couple of hammocks with attached stuff sacks, but vastly prefer a ridgeline organizer for small stuff. It doesn't move up and down as much, and it slides to a position where I can easily...
  25. What you suggest would be possible with a very,...

    What you suggest would be possible with a very, very long (and obviously wide) gathered end hammock. With an 11' hammock, the curvature is still too strong, even for somebody only 5'3" tall. If you...
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    Whether a symmetrical or asymmetrical bug net...

    Whether a symmetrical or asymmetrical bug net will allow you to lie as flat as the hammock body permits, depends on the design. The main reason for going asym is saving weight. Asym nets only need to...
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    Who says it isn't a popular tarp? I'm sure, given...

    Who says it isn't a popular tarp? I'm sure, given the price, plenty of people are using one.

    As far as why it isn't talked about more here, it's fairly simple: it's not a tarp made for hammocks,...
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    Comfort as far as just lying is concerned should...

    Comfort as far as just lying is concerned should not be affected negatively by a wider hammock. Fabric is far more influential in this case. Of course other factors might worsen your overall...
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    And your net is still OK? Seems like for once...

    And your net is still OK? Seems like for once it's actually useful that Hennessy uses the most robust materials available. When you lengthen the ridgeline of a hammock with an integrated net, and the...
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    The Heavyweight DL is my most comfortable...

    The Heavyweight DL is my most comfortable hammock, because I don't like stretch. However, I use the 1.7 SL for hiking, since it's still comfortable enough. Unfortunately, I get backpain from the 40D...
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    The beauty is, if you have a hammock with a fixed...

    The beauty is, if you have a hammock with a fixed ridgeline, you don't need to pay any attention to the hang angle. Just hang the hammock so that the ridgeline has the right amount of tightness. The...
  32. I forgot: in my 90° hammock (a double layer that...

    I forgot: in my 90° hammock (a double layer that is built almost exactly like you propose with a larger second layer, only not stretchy) I tried putting in a closed rectangular sleeping bag with a...
  33. Yes, I completely understand what the point is :)...

    Yes, I completely understand what the point is :) In my experience it won't work, though, because even in a normal double layer hammock, blankets tend to bunch up. It's already difficult to get them...
  34. There is one main reason why I never followed...

    There is one main reason why I never followed this approach: even with a standard double layer, blankets or anything soft and flexible will move towards the lowest point. A blanket simply bunches up...
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    I have always folded my hems to the inside. No...

    I have always folded my hems to the inside. No specific reason, just feels right. But different manufacturers have different styles. For example I prefer double layer hammocks with the opening inside...
  36. You should be able to use the Wooki with any GE...

    You should be able to use the Wooki with any GE hammock you like. Just don't expect it to fit without modifications since 11' hammocks from different manufacturers can have different lengths. In this...
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    5'4" - the shortest hammock I find comfortable is...

    5'4" - the shortest hammock I find comfortable is the original WB Blackbird, which is a bit shorter than 10'. I have never found another hammock under 10.5' real length that I found comfortable...
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    If you don't have these problems with your short...

    If you don't have these problems with your short hammock, try lengthening the ridgeline incrementally before you give up. You might simply be used to less sag.
  39. No. The footbox is part of the net / topcover....

    No. The footbox is part of the net / topcover. The body is rectangular.
  40. Sag is how tight you can hang the hammock body...

    Sag is how tight you can hang the hammock body before the ridgeline prevents it to become tighter. It is determined by the ridgeline length - hammock body length ratio. Most hammocks have an 83%...
  41. No, not all hammocks are created equal. Sure, the...

    No, not all hammocks are created equal. Sure, the basic shape is similar - just like all houses have walls, windows, doors and a roof. But comfort and "add-ons" are different and have a big influence...
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    No, unfortunately I don't have a pattern. Yet....

    No, unfortunately I don't have a pattern. Yet. But I can tell you what went wrong so you don't have to make the same mistakes :)

    The first mistake was not figuring in that I would have to cut a...
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    I haven't used my bottom-entry bugnet outdoors a...

    I haven't used my bottom-entry bugnet outdoors a lot, but I had spiders and caterpillars get into the hammock. Seeing that this was just from using it a couple of hours in the afternoon in my garden...
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    If you don't use an underquilt and start getting...

    If you don't use an underquilt and start getting bites through the hammock with a bottom-entry bugnet, you could also add an underquilt protector made from netting.

    While I prefer zippered...
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    I haven't tried a Mayan, yet. But I have a...

    I haven't tried a Mayan, yet. But I have a Brazilian that I was planning to use as a replacement for my bed. For years I couldn't get it to work with an underquilt. Then I got a Wooki, which was the...
  46. I have been using Tera 60 (according to Gütermann...

    I have been using Tera 60 (according to Gütermann a bit stronger but thinner) and would prefer it because it's nicer to sew, but Mara has way more colors.
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    I'm not sure what the problem is. You were asking...

    I'm not sure what the problem is. You were asking if the sag of a hammock with a fixed ridgeline is adjusted by changing the hang angle, and the answer is only if the hang angle is so steep that...
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    Technically, it should work for a hammock just...

    Technically, it should work for a hammock just fine. Only one side will look like a trash bag. If you have enough length, you could make a double layer and have the calendared side facing inwards. I...
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    Yes and no. The ridgeline ensures that there is a...

    Yes and no. The ridgeline ensures that there is a minimum amount of sag. No matter how tight you hang the hammock, the ridgeline will prevent the hammock from being stretched out beyond a certain...
  50. This always depends on the hammock in question....

    This always depends on the hammock in question. Among others, I used the Travel Sock XL with a DIY channel end hammock that is probably 133" long and had a fairly long ridgeline. The ends were...
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