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    Cool New hanger needs LOTS of info...

    Hi...I am brand new to the forum but I have watched probably 100 or more vids on hangin...I want to make all my own gear 'cuz that's how I roll. However, I need info on the best material (what wt. ripstop) for my DIY hammock and same for the silnylon for my tarp and how to navigate this site to find asym hammock designs and specs. I also was wondering how far apart to put the posts in my yard this Spring so that I can hang at home...looking to use whoopie slings for my suspension adjustment and maybe some light weight webbing to protect the trees...pretty much any info that y'all can post would be great...I am looking forward to posting my very fist pics in the months to come of my completed hammock/tarp. Thanks everyone...good to be on the site

    Oh yeah...any websites to buy materials and accessories would be appreciated,

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    Thanks for the info Shug...I have already checked out most of the sites...now what I want to know is what wt. ripstop will be good for my hammock...when I'm in shape I weigh 190lbs...when I'm out of shape (like now) i weigh 210lbs...will a lighter ripstop suffice...i.e. the 1.1oz ripstop? Anyone else want to chime in??? I'm loving the prices...I can start working on my project beginning next month...but I still want as much input as possible...Shug, could you tell all your buddies to check out this thread and add their two cents...i'd appreciate it.

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    I would probably go with the 1.9 ripstop for the body of your hammock. The additional weight is small and adds a bit of safety for we beefy guys. I used Tyvek for most of my fly's before I bought a hex from Hennessey. If you are making a gathered hammock, there are EXCELLENT plans stickey'd in the DIY section of these forums. I'm new to these parts, but have done a lot of hanging around. Hope this is helpful.

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    Thanks everyone...I reposted this thread on the DIY forum (being new to the site and all) and it's drawn some good posts as well...thanks to all who have come out of the way to this forum and posted...I should be buying material this week for my DIY gathered end...can't wait to get hangin' in the spring...may even set up a hangin' spot in the basement so I don't have to wait til spring...will post pics in the gallery as soon as I have em...thanks everybody...

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