This is my version of a Bridge hammock, I copied BER's cloud bridge and added 5% to it....I guess he had the same idea with his third bridge.
The spreader bars are made of steel broom handles with 1/2" PVC caps on the ends, while they are heavy they do a great job. I used 1" polypro folded in half and sewn in. I have 7/64" amsteel at the head triangle and 7 strand paracord for the foot triangle and 1/8" amsteel whoopie slings.
Doing the math I think the paracord will be strong enough at the foot end. I weigh 220 pounds that means each end needs to hold 110 pounds which means each side of the triangle is holding 55 pounds which is 10% of the weight limit of real paracord....right. Where am I wrong there?
Lays very flat, I can lay on my side perfectly and my wife says she would sleep in a hammock like this one!? I am still playing with the ridge line to get the best hang and my IX UQ works better on this then on my gathered end hammock....I am looking forward to taking this baby out to camp!
Width at head: 48"
Head spreader: 42"
Head suspension triangle: 39"
Arc depth: 6"
Width at foot: 42'
Foot spreader: 31"
Foot suspension triangle: 29"
tree huggers: 5.0 oz
Hammock with suspension & whoopie slings: 15.6 oz
Spreader bars and caps: 14.4 oz
Total weight: 35.0 oz. when I buy the light carbon spreader bars it will be 25oz
The UQ works way better with the lines over the 4 corners of the hammock.