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    My underquilt protector helps keep cool breezes...

    My underquilt protector helps keep cool breezes off my backside when I go underquilt free.
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    Thanks to inspiration from Jeff Myers’ YouTube...

    Thanks to inspiration from Jeff Myers’ YouTube channel my hammock setup is now “bling” free.
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    I have a diy 12 ft HyperD XL and a diy 12 ft...

    I have a diy 12 ft HyperD XL and a diy 12 ft Hexon wide hammock. I am 6’4” and 215 lbs. The HyperD hammock is my go to for comfort every time.
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    What’s the maximum safe weight a hammock in this...

    What’s the maximum safe weight a hammock in this material could hold?
  5. Do you have any problems with the j-bend slipping?

    Do you have any problems with the j-bend slipping?
  6. Thread: Black Friday

    by Winnie
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    AliExpress has 55% off with free shipping on...

    AliExpress has 55% off with free shipping on UHMWPE cord (similar to Amsteel).
    https://www.aliexpress.com/store/group/2mm/2137194_508017352.html?spm=2114.12010612.0.0.603e57df5CzeQB
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    I've got a 12' long 58" wide Hexon 1.6 and a 12'...

    I've got a 12' long 58" wide Hexon 1.6 and a 12' 70" wide HyperD XL gathered end hammock. I'm 6'4" 215 lbs. Both are comfortable but the extra width on the XL gives me a better lay.
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    Since weight and tarp coverage is not a concern I...

    Since weight and tarp coverage is not a concern I would use a 13’ long, Hyper-D XL.
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    Very nice. Do you have a drawing with dimensions...

    Very nice. Do you have a drawing with dimensions you could share?
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    https://www.offray.com/grosgrain_1116.aspx?pattern...

    https://www.offray.com/grosgrain_1116.aspx?pattern=Grosgrain&cf=Light%20Pink
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    Sometimes these rating services want the business...

    Sometimes these rating services want the business to pay them money in exchange for displaying the better ratings.
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    Do you have a scale drawing of your DynaFly you...

    Do you have a scale drawing of your DynaFly you could post?
  13. Looks good. I’m trying to go hardware free in my...

    Looks good. I’m trying to go hardware free in my suspension. I think I’ll try that. Thanks for labeling the hand in your drawing.
  14. I’ve been trying to design mine.

    I’ve been trying to design mine.
  15. Thread: Why do you DIY?

    by Winnie
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    I like to look and see what other people on the...

    I like to look and see what other people on the forum have done, learn from them, and then try to innovate something a little different. Sometimes it turns out great, sometimes not so much. Either...
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    Nice innovation. I think I’ll have to try that....

    Nice innovation. I think I’ll have to try that. The Velcro always seems to snag on my underquilt. Drawstring May be the way to go.
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    You could replace one of your Whoopie slings with...

    You could replace one of your Whoopie slings with a strap. Replace the continuous loop at the hammock on each end with a button knot soft shackle. The Button knot soft shackle connects directly to...
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    When you sew the rectangular patch at the...

    When you sew the rectangular patch at the ridgeline is the leading edge of the patch sewn into the door hem?
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    I made an extra long underquilt protector for my...

    I made an extra long underquilt protector for my 12’ long hammock. My main goal was to stop wind from blowing through my underquilt and it works pretty well.
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  20. Thread: tarp tie outs

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    Where do you buy your 1mm dyneema?

    Where do you buy your 1mm dyneema?
  21. He’s also got some good diy videos on YouTube. I...

    He’s also got some good diy videos on YouTube. I just made a continuous ridgeline for my tarp using his methods. Instead of soft shackles the connections are made with button knots and continuous...
  22. Thread: Too tall

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    At 6'4" 215 lbs I can't sleep comfortably in an...

    At 6'4" 215 lbs I can't sleep comfortably in an 11' long, 58" wide hammock. I have a 12' 58" wide hexon from Dutch which is better, but my most comfortable hammock is a DIY 12' long 70" wide HyperD.
  23. Angle of mini doors

    Some of the design choices that have to be made are the angle of the door (angle b in my drawing) and length of the door (line c). A wider angle b would extend the doors out further. A narrower angle...
  24. Your tarp looks great. I’ve been trying to design...

    Your tarp looks great. I’ve been trying to design one for myself. Would you happen to have a drawing of the dimensions that you could post?
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    If you’re tall full width might be nice.

    If you’re tall full width might be nice.
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    Check out Myerstech on Facebook.

    Check out Myerstech on Facebook.
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    Does anyone know the dimensions for the triangle...

    Does anyone know the dimensions for the triangle thingie for a full length underquilt?
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    Can you splice it?

    Can you splice it?
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    Where do you get the 300lb Dyneema fishing line?

    Where do you get the 300lb Dyneema fishing line?
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    A lot of the people who make soft shackles...

    A lot of the people who make soft shackles professionally for sailing, slack lining, etc. use the button knot that Myers describes because it is so reliable. It is a challenge to learn though.
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    I use soft links as described in the video. They...

    I use soft links as described in the video. They connect to my Whoopies quickly and securely.
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    I kind of wonder if the new UHMWPE webbing will...

    I kind of wonder if the new UHMWPE webbing will make tree huggers, whoopies, buckles, etc. obsolete. It's very light weight. All you need is a piece of UHMWPE webbing with a loop on one end around...
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    I agree on Myers. I’ve tried several of his...

    I agree on Myers. I’ve tried several of his suspension ideas. Check out all of his YouTube videos.
    https://m.youtube.com/channel/UCAZ1UxW6D40L-mYuZrMfhEg
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    Here is a good video showing method of trying...

    Here is a good video showing method of trying tree strap to loop.

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=yPMWe8ULx0g
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    1/4” wil be pretty heavy and expensive. You could...

    1/4” wil be pretty heavy and expensive. You could consider 1/8 or 3/16 amsteel. Dutch has both sizes.
  36. I like your photos of details. Helps me...

    I like your photos of details. Helps me understand how you put everything together.
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    I guess I'll just have to order my whoopie hooks...

    I guess I'll just have to order my whoopie hooks from Walmart then.
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    Good to know about your major tear. I always...

    Good to know about your major tear. I always thought the grosgrain ridge line was bombproof.
  39. I get slothful but I seem to be missing out on...

    I get slothful but I seem to be missing out on the hedonistic part.
  40. When I tie a becket hitch with 1” poly straps it...

    When I tie a becket hitch with 1” poly straps it seems to slip frequently. I have to tie an overhand knot with the loop to feel safe.
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    I've seen both cinch bugs and beetle buckles both...

    I've seen both cinch bugs and beetle buckles both mentioned on this thread. I'm not sure I know what the difference is.
  42. After I tie the becket hitch I tie an overhand...

    After I tie the becket hitch I tie an overhand knot with the hitch. Holds well.
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    Do you know the total length of the Thunderfly...

    Do you know the total length of the Thunderfly laid flat from tip of door to tip of other door?
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    https://www.facebook.com/myerstek/

    https://www.facebook.com/myerstek/
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    I made the same mistake. I put one loop in the...

    I made the same mistake. I put one loop in the center of the inside of a grosgrain ridgeline. It leaked right at the loop. I'm thinking about picking out a few threads right at the loop, removing the...
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    Do you like you wings (doors) better straight or...

    Do you like you wings (doors) better straight or with cat cuts?
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    My 44" wide Zeppelin fits great on my 69" wide...

    My 44" wide Zeppelin fits great on my 69" wide 11' 8" Hyper D hammock.
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    Good idea. I'll have to try it.

    Good idea. I'll have to try it.
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    Finally the ridgeline design is crystal clear....

    Finally the ridgeline design is crystal clear. Thank you.
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    A close-up photo of the bottom edge of your...

    A close-up photo of the bottom edge of your ridgeline seam might help.
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