Quote Originally Posted by Lonely Raven View Post
My blackbird is taffeta. Ripstop isn't needed at all, and I think it flexes/stretches different than broadcloth and taffeta.
I'm far to new at this to make it sound like I know what I'm talking about. However, My taffeta WBBB clone body failed on the first attempt to sleep in it.
LOTS of potential root causes, but poor fabric choice can't be ruled out.

More likely that the main cause was improper hanging of the hammock... but I'm thinking I'll steer towards proven, ripstop fabrics from now on, and NOT pillage the bargain bin for any Nylon or polyester that looks like it would work.