For those physics professors or quants as Grizz mentioned in one of his videos, is the bridge hammock design going to give you a greater load bearing capacity for a given fabric then a gathered end design?
From the various websites I have seen the max weight of a gathered end style hammock with 1.9 oz ripstop nylon seems to be around 250 lbs. From my logic the entire body weight is supported by the fabric on a gathered end hammock and that is transferred to the suspension. From my understanding of the bridge style hammock the body weight would be carried by the webbing or cord on the long edges of the fabric and transferred to the spreader bars and out to the suspension. Therefore, I think that a bridge style hammock would allow a given fabric to carry a greater weight than a gathered end style hammock.
Does anyone have any thoughts on my hypothesis?