Originally Posted by egrant5329
What drove the use of a 42" head spreader bar and a 30" foot spreader bar instead of doing something like a 39" and 36" similar to the chrysalis? Surely you have way more shoulder width than you need. I ask because I am trying to limit hip squeeze and allow myself to bring my knees up more into a fetal position when on my side. I know I don't need the width at the feet.
On a side note, I accidentally blew out one of my segmented carbon fiber spreader bars. I was fooling around with another hammock and accidentally put the rod into a suspension triangle with sides less than 75% of the spreader bar length. The bar bowed out and one of the sections split dropping me to the floor. Needless to say I was extreemly irritated considering the cost of the carbon fiber bars.
I think I chose a wider head spreader for two reasons. Or maybe 3 in combination. I wanted the hammock a little wider across my shoulders, I like the 1.15 ratio for side to side flatness at the head end, and I wanted a little wider waist than I had on the Cloud. So making the head end wider while keeping the same arc effectively widened the fabric at the waist a little bit. The 30" spreader at the foot was arbitrary length between the Chrysalis and the GrizZBridge. And I think there is a little less subjective tippiness when there is a difference in head and foot spreader length (I have no science to back up this opinion).
Oooh. Sorry to hear about your CF pole. Did it split mid section or at the furule?
Originally Posted by fish_n1
That is awesome. I may have to try a bridge next. It won't be near as nice a that. Great job.
Thanks. I'm sure you can make one. It is a very basic design. Nothing fancy like a GrizzBridge with end caps and netting and such. Go for it!