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    I already have 1.1 that I need to use up. maybe it's back to a double layer ghost. what do you guys think. I am looking to lightweight, otherwise, I will use my hennessey expedition.

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    Ok. I may be a little biased but a stretch side can be made pretty light by using 1.1oz fabric, keeping it short and only putting the stretch on one side of the foot end.

    Personally I think 1.1 is too light for your weight and making it a double layer will unfortunately double the weight.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Moel Siabod View Post
    I made 1.1oz ripstop hammock and took it on it's first outing last week. It held up but after just 2 nights it's already showing signs of weakness. At one point I snagged my fingernail and can now see right through the fabric.

    When I got home I immediately switched back to my thicker hammock.
    I bought some ACU 30 Denier 1.1 Ripstop Nylon (Magna) from a HF group buy. For those who bought the same stuff, can you tell me your experiences?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Girotogo View Post
    I bought some ACU 30 Denier 1.1 Ripstop Nylon (Magna) from a HF group buy. For those who bought the same stuff, can you tell me your experiences?
    I have some of the ACU Group Buy stuff but haven't made a hammock from it yet. However, I have used some of it for other projects and I'm convinced it has to be a double layer hammock for my 200 pounds.

    BTW, it is 1.0 oz/sy fabric.
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    I did a knotty mod on the Acu and weigh 200 these days. It's the bees knees.

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    Here's another option, other than the ghost, for a weight saving hammock.

    http://www.hammockforums.net/forum/s...ad.php?t=31584

    I just made one, but only slept in it one night, so I haven't dialed it in yet. It is, however, surprisingly comfortable considering that the ridge line is over two feet shorter than my other hammock. The whole thing including hammock (made of single layer 1.5 oz nylon), dynaglide whoopies, tree straps, ASR, HUG bug net, in a silnylon bishop bag is about 14 oz.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Knotty View Post
    Ok. I may be a little biased but a stretch side can be made pretty light by using 1.1oz fabric, keeping it short and only putting the stretch on one side of the foot end.

    Personally I think 1.1 is too light for your weight and making it a double layer will unfortunately double the weight.

    I saw what you did there

    +1 Knotty mods do not add much weight. I can't now imagine having another hammock w/o them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dedominick View Post
    I did a knotty mod on the Acu and weigh 200 these days. It's the bees knees.
    was that just a single layer

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