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    Do your homework, first .... read all of Grizz and TeeDee's bridge posts.

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    from what i get the curve is there so the middle doesnt sag as much???? if you did not want to use the curve could you just make tie outs for the ends to pull them down further????
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    Quote Originally Posted by twsmith001 View Post
    from what i get the curve is there so the middle doesnt sag as much????
    if you did not want to use the curve could you just make tie outs for the ends to pull them down further????[/QUOTE]

    you got it right. The curve gives more "lift" in the middle where you need it to stay flat.
    Quote Originally Posted by twsmith001 View Post
    if you did not want to use the curve could you just make tie outs for the ends to pull them down further????
    if you mean tie-outs on the sides, that won't do any "lifting". To pull the center up under load, you gotta have a curve.
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    no i mean at the ends to pull down the ends level with the center....tie outs would run from the bottom of the ends towards the tree to the ground
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    Quote Originally Posted by twsmith001 View Post
    no i mean at the ends to pull down the ends level with the center....tie outs would run from the bottom of the ends towards the tree to the ground
    ok I got the idea.

    If you think about it, this is really no different than pulling the ends of the hammock more tightly towards the tree and you don't have a structural ridgeline. The center will be lifted in the middle will be lifted, right along with everything else in the center of the hammock end-to-end. If executed successfully will create a ridge that makes laying on the diagonal really, ah, "interesting".

    That's what my mind experiment tells me anyway. YMMV
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    okay another thought experiment could you still cut it streight but attach the webbing on the curve, or attach loops on say six inch intervals on the curve.
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    ah forgot to add run your line through the webbing streight out to a ring for all in one suspension
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    Quote Originally Posted by twsmith001 View Post
    ah forgot to add run your line through the webbing streight out to a ring for all in one suspension
    OK, I've done a couple of related things. I was experimenting with the idea of using two sets of spreader bars. This required me to embed in the side of the hammock fabric webbing at a curve. Details on that are sketch---mostly in writing, sorry---in this post. You could use the body of a gathered end hammock and embed suspension line in it, just this way.

    A second thing I did that is sort of related to what you're saying is the so-called "Dual-Mode" bridge hammock where it can be either a bridge hammock or a gathered end (or the head end have a spreader bar and the foot end not. However, in bridge mode there is real function for the gathered end of the hammock, other than to keep your pillow from falling out.
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    I do have shoulder squeeze in the BMBH
    Grizz, In all of your experimenting, have you found that for a given spreaderbar lenght that shoulder "squeeze" is less with a deeper lie?

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    Quote Originally Posted by KenDen View Post
    Grizz, In all of your experimenting, have you found that for a given spreaderbar lenght that shoulder "squeeze" is less with a deeper lie?
    the reverse, actually, if by "deeper lie" you mean "more fabric under the spreader bar". The deeper you get, the steeper the sides of the hammock and so the more contact the edges of your shoulders have.

    I'm told the Eureka Chrysalis width under the spreader bar is a lot less than the JRB BMBH. This would make the hammock touch the shoulders less, but raise the back and head (which is not necessarily a bad thing, I have to try it sometime).
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