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    New Member rbdodger's Avatar
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    Gathered End vs Bridge Hammocks..

    I currently have a WBBB and am looking at purchasing a second hammock. I see bridge hammocks and think "they could be a flat and comfortable hang". I would like to know more about the pros and cons of bridge hammocks.

    Which do hangers, who have used both, prefer? Is their much of a difference in the way they are rigged? What would be the down side to moving from a gathered end to a bridge?

    Any help would be appreciated.

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    all secure in sector 7 Shug's Avatar
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    Hey Roger.....I have both. One is a GrizzBridge. Very comfortable and you can spread your feet out a bit more. But...Bridges require spreader bars thus the tarp pitch is a bit trickier depending on the tarp you have. And there is a bit more suspension line. not big deals at all.
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    New Member rbdodger's Avatar
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    Thanks Shug,
    Those videos really help show off the bridge hammock. It does appear to have a bit more complicated suspension system. However it does look very comfortable.

    It also appears to take up a bit more room, being wider at the ends.

    I can see I need to put a bit more thought in my choice. Thanks again.
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    all secure in sector 7 Shug's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by rbdodger View Post
    Thanks Shug,
    Those videos really help show off the bridge hammock. It does appear to have a bit more complicated suspension system. However it does look very comfortable.

    It also appears to take up a bit more room, being wider at the ends.

    I can see I need to put a bit more thought in my choice. Thanks again.
    Iff'n I get to come on the WI Hang....I can bring it for you to try. If you want.
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    New Member rbdodger's Avatar
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    Bridge over trouble waters

    Quote Originally Posted by Shug View Post
    Iff'n I get to come on the WI Hang....I can bring it for you to try. If you want.
    Shug
    Shug, I don't want to put you out, but that would be fantastic. I probably won't sleep in it, but I would sure love to give it a lay down. I just wouldn't feel right sleeping in another man's hammock. As the Joker's says: Never rub another mans rhubarb.

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