Originally Posted by headchange4u
I now have 3 DIY Speer-type hammocks. I love them and they are very comfortable, but they have what I am calling "the Taco syndrome". Once you lay in them the sides kinda come up and fold over inside the hammock and it ends up looking like a taco shell..
Thoughts and comments?
what i`ve done is make my hammocks a lot more narrow... 48-50".
i still have enough wall on the sides that i don`t feel any danger of falling out.
another thing i did was use one of my treking poles as a spreader bar above the head. i sewed a small sac on one side to hold the handle of the pole & a short pice of 3/4" webbing with a grommet in the center on the other to accept the point of the pole.
this didn`t work the same as the spreader bars on store bought hammocks, causing it to be unstable. it works sorta like if you would reach up above your head while laying in the hammock & grab the top on each side & spread them apart several inches. ..tim