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  1. #31
    all secure in sector 7 Shug's Avatar
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    I think about it ..... but have not gone there yet. glad more color options are coming in CF!
    Shug
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    Senior Member Oh-No's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bomber View Post
    @Gnome
    How is the comfort in a CF hammock? Do you feel "the lack of stretch"?
    The lack of stretch does make the hammock less comfortable
    esp. getting out. (the edge doesn't stretch and digs into the back
    of me knees, but it's just for a couple of seconds as I get out)
    That said, I've slept well in it and had no condensation problems.
    Yes I get slightly damp if it's not below 40 degrees but it never
    bothered me. YMMV

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    i am impressed that the .33 hammock does ok since i read about a .74 that tore apart on BPL. encouraging.

    -Tim

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    Having dinner with the friend who can get me the cuben. I'm hoping he'll have details for me. Updates later...
    Syb
    Enjoy the elevation

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    I wasn't able to find out the weight but I might be able to get a 30' X 50' piece of this stuff. That's great news but it won't be until May. Oh well, can't be picky when it's free!
    Syb
    Enjoy the elevation

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    I'm waiting on a tarp and pack from Zpacks made from cuben. I'll definitely be testing and posting feed back after a couple of outtings. Right now I'm very optimistic! The weight savings alone is going to be awesome!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oh-No View Post
    The lack of stretch does make the hammock less comfortable
    esp. getting out. (the edge doesn't stretch and digs into the back
    of my knees, but it's just for a couple of seconds as I get out)
    That said, I've slept well in it and had no condensation problems.
    Yes I get slightly damp if it's not below 40 degrees but it never
    bothered me. YMMV
    Knotty's post about adding a bungee to the edge of a hammock would fix that if the hammock had a loose enough edge. My adjustable hammocks with ends cut off and strings replacing the gathered part of the fabric work because the string that attaches to the edge has been replaced with a bungee. You could apply this idea to a gathered end even if the edges were not floppy, as might be the case with a cuben (CTF3) hammock, by cutting a 6" wide strip off one corner and supporting it with a single bungee.
    [IMG][/IMG]
    In this figure I have only shown a bungee on one end, so you would only be able to sit comfortably facing one side, but you could use a bungee on the other side at the other end of the hammock, too.

    Note: this is speculative. I haven't made a hammock like this, but I think it would work.
    Last edited by WV; 03-08-2011 at 22:51. Reason: typo

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    Senior Member wirerat123's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Syb View Post
    I wasn't able to find out the weight but I might be able to get a 30' X 50' piece of this stuff. That's great news but it won't be until May. Oh well, can't be picky when it's free!
    if you have a spare 9x9 lemme know!
    Fulfillment is living a life that makes the lives of others worth living.
    DIY is addicting and fulfilling!
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    My Zpack tarp with permanently attached doors came. Nearly same dimensions as a Big Mambajamba with doors, however it weighs 6.5 oz.
    If you have a sailing friend have him get you a roll of "sail tape". That stuff is super handy for making fabric repairs. Even works if the fabric is wet and talk about strong. The down side is that I don't consider it removable on lightweight fabric (is that really a downside?)
    Bat
    Beginning my NOBO trip on the AT on 2/28/12.

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