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    GADGETEER, Jack had replied as well and it looks like it may be quite awhile for a bigger size coming down the pipe. He did say it would hold my weight but I think the shoulder squeeze would probably make it not worth it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DGrav View Post
    I'm 6'3" 195Lbs and the BMB works great for me. 30+ nights so far.
    I am looking into getting another hammock. I really like the idea of the BMB but was put off a while back because I am 6'3'' 215lbs. After reading your post I am now considering it again

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    I made a DIY Bridge (thanks Grizz) with some modifications. I was concerned about weight load of the bridge, too. My stats: 5-10 / 215Lbs.

    Here are the modifications:

    2 layers (1.9 and 1.1 rip stop)

    1 webbing folded in half, then double rolled the edges
    http://www.strapworks.com/Polyester_Webbing_p/pew1.htm

    Spreader Bars Aluminum Tubing 6061 T6 Note: wall thickness = stronger
    http://www.airpartsinc.com/products/...nd-6061-t6.htm

    I looped the webbing at end of each four corners and bar stitched. This requires a good sewing machine to stitch through the webbing (I have a Kenmore, thanks for the recommendation Mule). Then used Spyderline 3.8mm to complete the triangles.
    http://www.apsltd.com/Tree/d279000/e276769.asp

    To test, I used 11 bags of floor dry (total 275lbs) in the hammock for several days. Its heavy duty with the right adjustments and material modifications you should have no problems meeting your requirements.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Roadtorque View Post
    I am looking into getting another hammock. I really like the idea of the BMB but was put off a while back because I am 6'3'' 215lbs. After reading your post I am now considering it again
    It is still my favorite hammock!

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    Quote Originally Posted by DGrav View Post
    It is still my favorite hammock!
    Do you mostly sleep on your side? This would be the case for me so I dont think the shoulder squeeze issue (the only complaint I hear) would really be a problem for me. Because we are the same height if you lay flat on your back how much "extra" room is there to slide up and down in the hammock?

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    Roadtorque:

    Would you like to try my DIY Bridge for a few weeks? If so just let me know ...
    IndyDan

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    The nature of the bridge does not want a lot of slide room up and down. No mare than a few inches is needed.
    I may be slow... But I sure am gimpy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Roadtorque View Post
    Do you mostly sleep on your side? This would be the case for me so I dont think the shoulder squeeze issue (the only complaint I hear) would really be a problem for me. Because we are the same height if you lay flat on your back how much "extra" room is there to slide up and down in the hammock?
    I mostly sleep on my back. I do sometimes lie on my side to fall asleep but then roll onto by back.

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    Quote Originally Posted by IndyDan View Post
    Roadtorque:

    Would you like to try my DIY Bridge for a few weeks? If so just let me know ...
    IndyDan
    Thanks a bunch for the offer. Sorry I'm getting back so late. I just placed an order for a JRB BMBH yesterday

    Quote Originally Posted by DGrav View Post
    I mostly sleep on my back. I do sometimes lie on my side to fall asleep but then roll onto by back.
    Thanks DGRAV for the help. I'm glad I read your post. I had the opportunity to try a BMBH recently and loved it. I cant believe how comfy it is. The difference in comfort between that hammock and my doublenest ENO is about the difference between my ground days and my doublenest.

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