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    Have a Speer (DIY), looking at a Hennessy

    Made my first hammock, a Speer DIY (supplex nylon). I like it overall, but when laying on the diagonal with my feet to the left and head to the right, there's a squeeze on my left arm which causes neck and shoulder tension. I haven't used the bug net yet, so I'm guessing that would make things slightly worse. I got to thinking how it would by nice if the hammock were made asymmetrically to better accommodate the diagonal position, and remembered that HH generally have "asym" in their names.

    Would a HH or DIY clone resolve this? Would it bring other comfort issues I don't have now?

    As a side note, I'm also considering a DIY bridge hammock, since I prefer to sleep on my stomach most of the time.

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    i was worried about that too, but when i got my HHEA and slept in it the first couple of nights, it was amazing. It was very roomy and no pressure on your body anywhere.
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    I hope to be able to answer your question tonight. I am currently in the middle of the DIY HH clone. I love my speer clone, but the HH is the first hammock I looked at, and I have always wanted one. (But didn't want to shell out the $$)

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    Neither my JRB bridge or my DIY bridge will allow me to sleep on my stomach. I believe you need really long spreader bars to do this comfortably. Grizz do I have that stated correctly?
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    Quote Originally Posted by FanaticFringer View Post
    Neither my JRB bridge or my DIY bridge will allow me to sleep on my stomach. I believe you need really long spreader bars to do this comfortably. Grizz do I have that stated correctly?
    I can't sleep on my stomach in the usual way (for me), with my arms above my head. But I was out just the other night testing the temperature limits on my under-quilt, and ended up sleeping for a while flat out on my stomach. This time laying on top of my arms, and with the pillow folded over to lift my head up out of the hammock. Sounds awful but it worked.

    To get arms over the head then yes, a wider spread is needed. When I did it last summer I had something like a 48" spread achieved by pulling the corners out, rather than pushing them out with a spreader bar.

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