Originally Posted by SGT Rock
Now for the unless, I've changed my Ghost to work more like the UK Hammock Woodsman X. With that I can let the footbox go completely out of the hammock until I am ready to go to bed. I didn't do a shoulderbox the same way because I came to the conclusion I personally did not need it. If you were to do something like that on the shoulder side, it might prevent problems, but getting the tension right after you are in the hammock may be tricky.
Not boring and the video that follows your post makes it very clear. I like the idea!
I am suspicious that the footbox design will fail over time too - especially with 1.1 oz ripstop and my 199 pounds (and dropping). I have only had one hammock fail catastrophically, and that was where some velcro had abraded the material on an edge. It is good to have input on the failure. I may just order up another swatch of 9x4 ripstop and see how light that hammock can get.
I am getting jealous of your cuban tarp. My light tarp is about 12 oz. I think that a 5x11 tarp made of Cuban may be in my future.
I'll follow your directions for taping up the tarp when I try it out.
I guess the materials will cost about $120?