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    Kammock Hammock Stand Swiftlet

    Anyone have experience with one of these? I'm new to Hammocks and have a Warbonnet XLC. I'm wondering if it would fit ok with this? I need a stand for my back yard. I don't have tree's. And my backyard floor is all pavers.

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    It’s too small to accommodate 11’ hammocks like XLC at a ~30į hang angle the ridgeline enforces. You’d be on or near the ground. The hook style beneath the stirrups effectively truncates the hammock making less comfortable. Does not support hanging the head end lower than foot as WB and many other makers recommend. Lacks provisions for a tarp.

    Is better suited to short lounger hammocks without ridgeline. Is also heavier and bulkier than, say, a Tensa4 that doesn’t have these shortcomings. [disclosure: i’m half of Tensa Outdoor)

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    I tried it with a 10 foot hammock with a fixed ridgline and it did not work. I had to return it. You couldn't stretch it far enough with the ridgleline and the holes that it did fit, the hammock dragged on the ground. Tensa stands or turtledog stands are the way to go if you're looking for a stand.

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    Ok thanks. Saved me a purchase and return. I'm considering the Tensa. Any others you guys can recommend? I just want something simple to set up. Nothing complicated. Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by Glampingman View Post
    Ok thanks. Saved me a purchase and return. I'm considering the Tensa. Any others you guys can recommend? I just want something simple to set up. Nothing complicated. Thanks
    If you don’t need the portability of Tensa4, similar is simple and cheap to build: https://www.tensaoutdoor.com/2019/06...ahedron-stand/
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    Tensa Outdoor, LLC, maker of the Tensa4 tensahedron hammock stand, and the Tensa Solo ultralight flavor too.
    http://tensaoutdoor.com/

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    Itís perplexing why they made it the way they did. Itís clearly designed for 9.5-10í hammocks only, and no ridgeline use. Very limiting to just a casual setup for lounging only. They could have elongated it, and raised it up a foot or two on the ends and could have captured a huge market.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stebesplace View Post
    It’s perplexing why they made it the way they did. It’s clearly designed for 9.5-10’ hammocks only, and no ridgeline use. Very limiting to just a casual setup for lounging only. They could have elongated it, and raised it up a foot or two on the ends and could have captured a huge market.
    I think they know the largest market segment is just that: casual lounging. I don’t know for sure, but would be surprised if any more than 5% of hammocks sold today are longer than 10’ and have ridgelines. Maybe 2%. Accommodating larger hammocks higher off the ground also requires more material (weight) for a given base design, and liabilities multiply.

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    This set up, I've used in the back yard and 3 night camping so far with no problems.
    1 or 2 Kelty tarp poles. 50' of none stretch line, per pole, ( I forget the brand name, ). Either tie off your pullout lines (45* angles or greater) or stake them to the ground using dog bones to spread the load.
    A single stake on each line will not hold.

    Sent from my SM-T720 using Tapatalk

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    That's a cool setup ibgary. I wonder if there was a way I can do something similar but use something weighted for stakes instead. I have pavers throughout my backyard.

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