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  1. Very nice. There is a real resurgence in...

    Very nice. There is a real resurgence in Australian made gear at the moment. Benny said he is happy to show the hammock.
  2. Hey mate - Benny at High Range Outdoors...

    Hey mate - Benny at High Range Outdoors has one of the first double layer Goshawks I made. You could contact him via his site, I will let him know you are keen to have a look. Be careful he makes...
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    Welcome Darcy.

    Welcome Darcy.
  4. It is hard to beat Dutch for quality and service.

    It is hard to beat Dutch for quality and service.
  5. Thanks Dutch, I appreciate it. Here is our...

    Thanks Dutch, I appreciate it.

    Here is our lightweight version called the Goshawk Feather using Hexon 1.0 fabric.

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  6. Hey mate - I am not sure how often Lep checks in...

    Hey mate - I am not sure how often Lep checks in here so I thought I would jump in.

    I do occasionally sleep on my side, in a semi fetal position, and find it comfortable but everyone is different....
  7. Thread: xenon .9

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    I cheated - I have a machine set up purely for...

    I cheated - I have a machine set up purely for binding so the edges and ridgeline are bound.
  8. Thread: xenon .9

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    Here is the Xenon .9 in action. My house is...

    Here is the Xenon .9 in action. My house is leaking, my Land Rover Defender leaks, but the tarp is bone dry. The tarp is being accosted by strong winds and heavy rain and the Xenon .9 is holding up...
  9. I think attaching it to the outer layer is...

    I think attaching it to the outer layer is preferable.
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    I am not assuming it's a "disconfirmed...

    I am not assuming it's a "disconfirmed hypothesis", I am saying there is no clear evidence to support the hypothesis - completely different. I am happy to wait until the evidence is in, and then make...
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    I have a few test pieces of fabric sewn with...

    I have a few test pieces of fabric sewn with polyester binding tape along the edge, and I can't break the seam. It is very strong.
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    As long as you don't eat the fabrics you should...

    As long as you don't eat the fabrics you should be ok. As far as I know, there is no evidence to suggest skin contact results in any problems.
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    Always a pleasure sharing your adventures, from...

    Always a pleasure sharing your adventures, from the screen at least.
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    Looks really good Bryan. Great job.

    Looks really good Bryan. Great job.
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    I use Sullivans taylors chalk on Argon 90 and it...

    I use Sullivans taylors chalk on Argon 90 and it works well for me.
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    Welcome mate. We have a Tassie hammock get...

    Welcome mate. We have a Tassie hammock get together being organised in a few weeks time if you are keen.
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    Message sent with details.

    Message sent with details.
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    Yep I have found 1/2 per foot works well.

    Yep I have found 1/2 per foot works well.
  19. Nice work.

    Nice work.
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    No problem. For others interested let me know and...

    No problem. For others interested let me know and I can message you the details rather than making them public.

    Drop Bear I will message you the details of the QLD hang when they are confirmed. ...
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    You also need to confirm how the length of the...

    You also need to confirm how the length of the hammock is measured. They may not always be equal. One manufacturer may list an 11ft which is closer to 11.5ft for another. Something to consider.
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    Yep agreed.

    Yep agreed.
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    My only concern with the PU4000 is the reduced...

    My only concern with the PU4000 is the reduced tear strength compared to the Sil Poly or Xenon Sil, and even more so than regular Silnylon. It depends on intended usage though I guess.
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    [QUOTE=Monkeyboy42;1576936] The only real...

    [QUOTE=Monkeyboy42;1576936]

    The only real difference I can tell is that xenon lists a hydrostatic head of 1000' while silpoly, I believe, is 1500. This would mean that silpoly is a bit more...
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    10'6" for me.

    10'6" for me.
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    Hey Myles - Yeah I have a few customers who are...

    Hey Myles - Yeah I have a few customers who are into motorbike camping, and it's definitely a market I am looking to cater for in the future. If you have any questions send me an email or give me...
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    Welcome from Tasmania.

    Welcome from Tasmania.
  28. Thanks mate it's a great review, I appreciate it....

    Thanks mate it's a great review, I appreciate it. When I first watched it the other day I was thinking - whoa man take it easy in there. For me you nailed all the aspects of the design that I wanted...
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    My experience and feedback from people with my...

    My experience and feedback from people with my tarps here in Australia says they definitely help in high winds. I had someone out in winds up to 90km/hr and he said the tarp was very quiet compared...
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    No worries Karen. Actually if people are not...

    No worries Karen.

    Actually if people are not on FB and don't wish to join, I can keep you updated on locations and dates.
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    Nope you don't have to.

    Nope you don't have to.
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    There are some hangs arranged over the next few...

    There are some hangs arranged over the next few months in NSW, QLD, Vic, and Tas - you can find the details at the Hammock Hangers Down-under Facebook page -...
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    I was toying with the idea of using a single...

    I was toying with the idea of using a single titanium split ring on the ridgeline of my tarps rather than two regular split rings which I know work well. The ti ring didn't survive very long in the...
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    Tarpworms are definitely high on the list for me...

    Tarpworms are definitely high on the list for me too.
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    Nice work Phil. It's a hard life.

    Nice work Phil. It's a hard life.
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    I think that is the key - there is a right and...

    I think that is the key - there is a right and wrong way - well at least an easy and hard way - to make the loop.
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    Bloffy - remember that the further apart your...

    Bloffy - remember that the further apart your hanging points, the further up the tree you will have to place your tree straps, so your suspension can be too long and simply a waste. Longer is not...
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    Bloffy - I made my UCR's about 1.8m long. The...

    Bloffy - I made my UCR's about 1.8m long. The other option is to have some suspension extenders, made from Amsteel, ready for those just in case moments.
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    Good to see you have sought out more wisdom...

    Good to see you have sought out more wisdom Bloffy :).
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    You know it well. It's hot down here at the...

    You know it well. It's hot down here at the moment, and only snowed last week.
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    That's a Brush-tailed Possum. I did hear...

    That's a Brush-tailed Possum. I did hear something scratching around the hammock late at night, and was most likely a possum. They are very good at stealing food.
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    Thanks man. Yeah I am lucky to live on a...

    Thanks man.



    Yeah I am lucky to live on a great little island.



    They are awesome falls. Water is pretty low at the moment but they can get a really good flow during winter.
  43. I suspect you are right in saying the Xenon is...

    I suspect you are right in saying the Xenon is better than Dutch advertises, in fact I am confident of that.
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    Liffey Falls, Tasmania, Australia

    It's been quite a while since I have been out for a hang, and so when my mate called up and asked about going for a hang up my way, I jumped at the chance. We headed for Liffey River Reserve, which...
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    Yes I tried it as well. 121168

    Yes I tried it as well.

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  46. Well you still might be, I used google :).

    Well you still might be, I used google :).
  47. Montgomery Scott.

    Montgomery Scott.
  48. Dutch lists the Xenon Sil as at least 1000mm HH...

    Dutch lists the Xenon Sil as at least 1000mm HH but it initially tests much higher, over 2000mm as seen on the BPL forum thread. There is a drop off on the aged test, but the impact of this is likely...
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    It should be good down to around +2 Celsius....

    It should be good down to around +2 Celsius. Weight is 480grams or thereabouts.
  50. I have not noticed any stretch in the Xenon Sil...

    I have not noticed any stretch in the Xenon Sil when wet. I left mine up in the backyard for two days in the wind and rain and it never required re-tensioning.
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