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    accurately measuring a hammock

    Hey all, this may seem silly but humor me ok. So how do you measure you hammock? I'm considering buying a papasmurf hammock and he gives you the option of choosing your dimensions. All I can do is compare what I have to what I want. So to compare I have to measure ..... So how do I get an accurate measurement ? Should I just Lay out out flat? Should I undo the whipped ends ? I'm just not sure, I think unwhipping it would be best but I really don't want to break down.
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    The only measurement that matters is from suspension to suspension.
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    Quote Originally Posted by oldgringo View Post
    The only measurement that matters is from suspension to suspension.
    Sounds like you're speaking ex cathedra. FWIW, this parishioner agrees.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WV View Post
    Sounds like you're speaking ex cathedra. FWIW, this parishioner agrees.
    I didn't mean for it to come across like that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by oldgringo View Post
    I didn't mean for it to come across like that.
    I know. I just wanted an excuse to use that title for my post. The OP said, "Humor me ...."

    Now that I think of it, PapaSmurf may have meant people to specify length and width. Any thoughts? I usually use the full width of whatever fabric I have, but I'm not a gram weenie.

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    No, I've not chewed on that bone.
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    You won't wind up with a better sleeping experience from the measurement than you would get a spiritual benefit from spending time in or building a church from Old Gringo's experience. Unless you sleep better, after someone begins a reassurance with. "Rest assured, jons4real........"

    Tell Papasmurf your size,and what you like and don't like about hammocks you are familiar with. If you have no strong preference, let him make a copy of a hammock that has been successful from plans he already drawn up. Let the customization be to unstressed features.

    I'm offering that advice from the custom bicycle-fitting world, where few people who ride an off-the floor bike know whether it is anywhere near the right construction and set-up for their bodies. They only know that they have or have not adapted to it. That doesn't stop builders from asking the size bike the rider / client currently rides.

    "Buyer beware", "the perils of being your own advocate", etc.

    YMMV and all smilies implied.
    Last edited by DemostiX; 03-03-2012 at 12:52.

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    Thanks for the advice ya'll.
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