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    HEAVY-DUTY bridge hammock?

    Well... Here goes nothing... my first post... My hands are already sweating...

    So any-who, I was referred here by Shugemery's Youtube videos and have a rather tough (or at least tough to me) question.

    I am a big guy, just shy of 300 pounds and I love my Eno doublenest as well as my blackbird, but lately I've been wanting to try a bridge hammock, the problem is I cannot seem to find one that can support my weight. Does anyone have any advice on what fabrics and materials I could use to make a bridge hammock that can actually hold me up? Anyone...?

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    You may try v_allen He make Nice Bridge Hammocks for larger sized folks. I think email is v_allen@mail.com or PM him v_allen

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    Zilla has the biggest, baddest most super sized bridge hammock I've ever seen.
    Might be for sale. Drop him a PM and ask.
    Held me just fine.

    Bridges aren't my thing or it'd be mine right now.
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    I have the prototype v_allen heavy duty bridge hammock . I would sconsider selling it . Good practice and design if y o u want to make one out of different material. Mine is DL 1.6 hyper d I believe.. pm me if interested
    It's not the boulders that throw us off balance, it's the pebbles beneath our feet

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    I too have a V Allen bridge. It's the most comfortable hammock I've owned. A little heavy for backpacking but great for either car camping or a short hike in the woods.
    Failure is a good friend you will meet on the road to success. Just remember, he will give the best directions...

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    I have been getting my medical issues in order and will be 100% back on my feet in a few months , therefore the Zilla bridge is not for sale!!!

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    http://www.dream-hammock.com/ComfortRating.html

    Looks like 2 layers of 1.6 should be plenty.Use .748 spreader bars.1/8 amsteel.

    or http://bridges4biggerpeople.xyz/index.php/md-bridge/ ready to go

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