Originally Posted by skskinner
Pan told me on the phone what to expect and how to judge so called shoulder squeeze. In an ordinary hammock shoulder squeeze happens when hung too tightly or when the hammock is too short, but the bridge has a different dynamic. The feeling of the sides wrapping around almost half way makes it feel different, but if you are like me, I still can move my arms and put my arms behind my head and lay on my side and if there was true squeeze I don't think these things would be possible. What some feel as squeeze may be just the increase in body contact with the hang of the bridge.
Also, the way the bridge stretches makes it hard to attach the bugnet perfectly. That's why it is longer than the hammock itself. I have added a Zipper on three sides so that I can leave the Omni attached the way it seems to want to be attached, and enter the hammock through the zipper. See my thread about the zipper. I hope you like your BMB as much as I do mine. Mule
Those hammocks can provide a straight spline but the width has a curve to it. Calling them flat, like I have sometimes seen, is misleading.
Think of the cross section of a can laying on its side. That is more like what you have than something that is flat, like a book laying on its side. A cross section of the width is on a radius of a curve. You have a curve you are laying on and if you are wide enough you can get squeeze to go along with it because you are trying to extend the radius of the curve.
When you sleep in the coffin position, with your arms crossed, you roll your shoulders. When you do that you are creating a curve along your back and shoulders-- you aren't trying to lay flat. If you are comfy laying like that and your radius of curvature fits comfortably within the constraints of the design, you will be fine, as far as shoulder squeeze is concerned.
If you look at these sketches in this early patent, it will be easier to visualize http://www.google.com/patents?id=GnZ..._pages&cad=0_1