Originally Posted by Cannibal
I'm no fan of TH, but I do like his product and own one. In a way, I think him being such an ass to the people who support him has helped the industry. Take the Warbonnet for example. It uses no ridge line at all, but the way it is cut it still "sets" the sag. I've set it up about 10 or 12 times now and each time my sag is within an inch or so of last time.
I think this is a good example of overcoming a design challenge. I do think that TH's words and actions will come back to bite him, but you do have to give him props for opening up the field. The fact that he so strongly defends his idea of a patent is already starting to make the creative juices flow with all the designers out there. I think a few years from now, TH will be a non-issue.
That's an interesting point. If JRB Mt Bridge Hammock works they could really give TH a run for his money. Just from the DIY side, I like the Bridge Hammock concept much better than the more traditional Mayan hammock concept.