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    Switchbacks - assymetrical or symetrical?

    I'm considering switching to a Switchback! (Lame humor, I know)

    Inquiring minds want to know:

    Are the Switchback hammocks assymetrical or symetrical?

    I'm refering to the original cut of the fabric or the way it is gathered, folded, sewed, etc. (not just having assymetrical tie-outs that pull unevenly on the hammock).
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    Quote Originally Posted by MAD777 View Post
    I'm considering switching to a Switchback! (Lame humor, I know)

    Inquiring minds want to know:

    Are the Switchback hammocks assymetrical or symetrical?

    I'm refering to the original cut of the fabric or the way it is gathered, folded, sewed, etc. (not just having assymetrical tie-outs that pull unevenly on the hammock).
    Hey Mike,

    Actually, the Switchback & LightHiker are both cut as parallelograms. The pull-outs open up the hammock using the slack material created by this design. Hope this helps.

    Cheers, Dale
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    Quote Originally Posted by Darby View Post
    Hey Mike,

    Actually, the Switchback & LightHiker are both cut as parallelograms. The pull-outs open up the hammock using the slack material created by this design. Hope this helps.

    Cheers, Dale
    I am assuming a rhomboid parallelogram (?) Pretty sweet, I have admired the switchback since its launch. There's just something about it...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rat View Post
    I am assuming a rhomboid parallelogram (?)
    All sides are not equal, so it's not a rhombus.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Darby View Post
    Hey Mike,

    Actually, the Switchback & LightHiker are both cut as parallelograms. The pull-outs open up the hammock using the slack material created by this design. Hope this helps.

    Cheers, Dale
    So, which diagonal is favored? Head to the left and feet to the right, like a standard Warbonnet Blackbird, or the other way?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rat View Post
    I am assuming a rhomboid parallelogram (?) Pretty sweet, I have admired the switchback since its launch. There's just something about it...
    Comfort...
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    Quote Originally Posted by MAD777 View Post
    So, which diagonal is favored? Head to the left and feet to the right, like a standard Warbonnet Blackbird, or the other way?
    Hey MAD777

    Head left, feet right.

    Cheers, Dale
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    Thanks, Dale!
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