Originally Posted by schrochem
Hey Grizz, i thought the main reason you did the recessed pole was to reduce the compression forces on your hiking poles. Are you saying there is another reason I somehow overlooked....
still true. with a 36" suspension base I'm getting the same spread with less compression than I would get if the pole were at the head of the hammock, at (I dunno, maybe) 40", and a correspondingly greater compression.
You can get that spread without recessing the pole by starting out with narrower fabric. I realize of course AFTER I build the thing!