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    Yet another KAQ question

    I am planning on making a underquilt based on the KAQ design, my hammock is an extra long DIY speer (about 11 inches longer than a standard speer. My question is..........since my hammock is longer, do I just add a foot to the standard KAQ design? If so, do I leave the end width approximatly the same as the origional design? Also, since my speer isnt asym, what about changing the KAQ design to more of a balanaced diamond shape? Any suggestions?

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    I have a KAQ but I never made one but I will share my opinion anyhow. I would think that if your hammock is longet you will need to extend your UQ suspension and leave your quilt the same size. That is unless you have a longer body and that is why your hammock is longer. When I sleep in a speer I still sleep on an angle so even though your hammock isn't asym you still are and you still need the UQ to be also.
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    I would expect just adding the length would work. You'd just have to compare your tie out points to decide where to add the length.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dutch View Post
    I have a KAQ but I never made one but I will share my opinion anyhow. I would think that if your hammock is longet you will need to extend your UQ suspension and leave your quilt the same size. That is unless you have a longer body and that is why your hammock is longer. When I sleep in a speer I still sleep on an angle so even though your hammock isn't asym you still are and you still need the UQ to be also.
    This mirrors my experience. I have the KAQ New River, which is a rectangular quilt designed for symmetrical, gathered end hammocks like my Speer. The quilt suspension requires some tweaking to accomodate my diagonal lay. It is a work in progress.
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    Interesting.....................so, even though the speer isnt asym, it kind of is when you lay init, and the KAQ will cover the part of the hammock thats being used? Do I have that right? I appreciate the advice-------will the quilt fit right in this configuration?

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    As I said, it's a work in progress. I think I can get there, just not yet.

    It's important to understand, there are two KAQ designs.
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    ::wheels turning::

    I think I'll try an asym pad in my Claytor.
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