Originally Posted by Peter_pan
Have followed the old JRB Bridge Hammock thread with interest.... your work and others has been interesting.
When one gets to putting the pieces of the hammock together; hammock itself, a generous pad pocket, effective bug netting , spreader bar widths, under quily attachment points, and the bar impact on the sides of "A" shaped tarp one recognizes the complexity of the issues beyound simply the optimum width for each individual.... Also important considerations are its stability and a comfortable hang height that also works readily as a chair and or a lounger, oh and the package must consider that not everone uses hiking poles..... We feel the BMBH is a good optimization of all these points.
And as you note, we are all ultimately individuals and YMMV.... Hope you can get to the MAHHA this weekend.
Hi Pan--you know I think I once said as much about the design choices you have to deal with (one product for lots of points in the design and customer base). I've been considering the inter-relationships between many of these things, and some others, but for a customer base of one. I have bumped into corresponding "one system for everyone" issues in designing software systems, so I appreciate the challenge and the trade-offs. I'm just delighted to see this hit the market and hope it takes off for you. And I'm sure this crazy crowd will do things with and for your hammock that neither of can imagine right now.
Sorry I can't make the MAHHA. But, my wife grew up in Williamsburg, we lived there 1985-1996, her mother still lives there and we get out there almost every spring. Time comes I'll look you guys up.
From something you once had on your web-site but I can't find anymore, I'd be surprised if you and/or Smee didn't know a friend of mine from those days, Billy Ray Johnson. Retired Army, helicoptor pilot in Vietnam. Used to play volleyball with him, and I was involved in the Boy Scout troop he was running at Kingsmill. if I've got that right, and you see him, give him my regards.