I'm in the middle of getting my DIY hammock setup together. I've already made an asymmetric hammock with footbox out of 1.9oz ripstop, using TZBrown's instructions: http://www.hammockforums.net/forum/s...ammock+footbox
Now I am looking towards making myself a silnylon tarp and the consensus here on the forums seems to be that hex tarps are the way to go. Last weekend I used an Eno fly that I had lying around, but because of my diagonal lay, my feet weren't covered well.
So I got thinking about making an asymmetric hex tarp. I've been playing around with designs, and even made an excel template to visualize the different parameters, because I am a hopeless nerd. You can adjust the pitch angle and the interior angle of the hex at the diagonal, as well as the width and length of the tarp.
What do y'all think about the idea? Do you think it will better cover the hammock on a diagonal lay? If so, what would you guess would be the best dimensions for a 9' hammock?
The numbers I have in the spreadsheet (8'x11') look reasonable to me.