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    Quote Originally Posted by Hangin' Burrito View Post
    Darby,

    Is that the hammock that you showed Running Feather & I at the Hot Springs hang in Sept.? That is one sweet hammock.

    Looking forward to checking out your website for the business!
    Yes, the hammocks that Smithobx & myself were in are the first production models. Our website (actually an e-store) should be open early next week.
    Beer won't solve problems, but then again, neither will milk !
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    Ok...very nice hammock, but some questions:

    #1
    Are the spreader bars included? If not are they optional? If not optional, what do you recommend?
    #2
    Based on looking at your pictures, i am guessing that a JRB Nest would be the ideal insulation choice. Do the tie out points on your hammock line up with the ones on the Nest?
    #3
    Is the non-structural ridge line bungie cord? Does it interfere with a rain fly (i ask because in the pictures the ridge line tie off is normally where my tarp would be hung on the tree)?
    #4
    What are the main differences between the 1.1 and the 1.9 fabrics. Also, what weight limits have you put on each? Oh, my wife wants to know if she can get one in HOT PINK

    Thanks and good job

    BF

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigfoot2 View Post
    Ok...very nice hammock, but some questions:

    #1
    Are the spreader bars included? If not are they optional? If not optional, what do you recommend?
    #2
    Based on looking at your pictures, i am guessing that a JRB Nest would be the ideal insulation choice. Do the tie out points on your hammock line up with the ones on the Nest?
    #3
    Is the non-structural ridge line bungie cord? Does it interfere with a rain fly (i ask because in the pictures the ridge line tie off is normally where my tarp would be hung on the tree)?
    #4
    What are the main differences between the 1.1 and the 1.9 fabrics. Also, what weight limits have you put on each? Oh, my wife wants to know if she can get one in HOT PINK

    Thanks and good job

    BF
    Bigfoot,


    We are offering the spreader bars as a option. We feel most will probably make their own, but for those who prefer to buy, we will make them. We are currently waiting on prices for the tubing so I don't want to quote any prices yet. I made mine from carbon arrow shafts and that makes them cost prohibitive to produce. Hopefully the company I'm dealing with right now will get back to me soon (today maybe)

    We did not design the Switchback with a specific UQ in mind. When Angrysparrow tested the hammock, he used a variety of UQ's. His comment was "I tested your hammock with a variety of quilts. It works perfectly with all that I tried, including partial quilts made by Warbonnet, Te-Wa, and full length quilts by both Speer and JRB. I can't forsee it not working perfectly with any, excepting the PeaPod."

    The netting suspension is comprised of shockcord & light line. I have not experienced any trouble when rigging a tarp. I usually connect the line right to the biner or "Dutch Clip". John likes to run his around the tree, which is what you seen in the pics.


    The difference in the fabric is the weight per Sq. yard and of course the weight limits of each. Unfortuneatley, there does not seem to be any definite official weight ratings for this material. Most weight ratings are conservative due to liability issues, but the following is a fair guideline:
    1.1 single layer - 195 lbs.
    1.1 double layer - 260 lbs.
    1.9 single layer - 230 lbs.
    1.9 double layer - 385 lbs.

    I can tell you that I have had a person over 400 lbs in my 1.9 double layer with no problems. I would recomend a triple layer though for anyone over 400 lbs.

    As for the pink Switchback, I have only been able to find a pink taffeta currently. That isn't a problem but with the hammock not being made from ripstop, I would recomend a second layer.

    Cheers, Dale
    Beer won't solve problems, but then again, neither will milk !
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    Thanks for the fast response, guys Come to think of it, with an under quilt on you couldn't see the hammock color anyway Unless she uses a pad Choices, choices...........

    BF

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    How about a pink UQ ?
    Beer won't solve problems, but then again, neither will milk !
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    Quote Originally Posted by Darby View Post
    How about a pink UQ ?
    You jest, but who could have forseen pink camo, and pink gunstocks???
    Dave

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    While it bothers me to no end that I'm posting this so close to questions of pink hammocks and underquilts...I'm on the list!
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    I'm glad this thread is getting bumped...this is a very interesting hammock that is worth considering. I've been waiting for someone else to get one so that we can compare notes...

    As mentioned, I indeed tested it with quite a variety of quilts..no issues at all. And of course pad use is just as easy as with any other double layer model.

    It's also noteworthy that this is the least claustrophobic fully netted hammock I've ever been in. When the spreader bars are deployed, the interior is absolutely cavernous. You can easily change clothes inside it, IMO.

    Looking forward to others impressions...
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    Nice looking hammock. Looks to be super roomy. How small do you think a tarp can be to still work effectively with this (as it's a little taller than HH/WBBB types)?

    I look forward to your website opening up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cannibal View Post
    While it bothers me to no end that I'm posting this so close to questions of pink hammocks and underquilts...I'm on the list!
    Single 1.9 is getting a new home in Colorado.
    what? another one?
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