Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12
Results 11 to 13 of 13
  1. #11
    Senior Member Brute1100's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2012
    Location
    South Texas
    Hammock
    WWM or tablecloth
    Tarp
    SuperFly
    Insulation
    shamu 40*
    Suspension
    UCR whoopie
    Posts
    2,511
    Images
    1
    I can say now that I agree in general longer is more comfortable... And I would tell you a way to experiment for yourself... Make a table cloth hammock, it would be 10'6" on the longer side and you could shorten it up by just moving a bit of the whipping one way or the other to find out how short is too short... And find out of there is a sweet spot... Because to me there has to be a tipping point where bigger has diminishing return or no return at all... Fine at the house , but if you have to carry it, it would be nice to know its the right balance..
    Live, Laugh, Love, if that doesn't work. Load, Aim and Fire, repeat as necessary...

    Buy, Try, Learn, Repeat

  2. #12
    Senior Member DemostiX's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    Like Lewis & Clark: Wintrin' o/t Columbia again: PDX
    Hammock
    Clark w 2QZQ mod,Tropical, NX;Nano
    Tarp
    Clark micro
    Insulation
    Major down
    Suspension
    7/64 SK75 +strap
    Posts
    2,337
    Images
    13

    Take the Catavarie challenge

    Tennis racquets of the last decade and larger heads and much larger sweet spots than earlier ones. The fraction of players who can hit with power is larger, whatever the skill level, whatever the patience and ability to learn to use the tool in the hand. I am out every night again, and have to search for the big hump /tunnel we call "calf-pressure", now that I've adjusted an 8' Clark to have more sag. Yes, I'm sleeping diagonal, not banana, and the virtual ridge-line length is @ 85%.

    It may be easier with a large hammock to be immediately comfortable. Same as it has always been getting behind the wheel of a Cadilator, Lincoln, or similar. Most everyone who flops down on a mattress in a store does so on a diagonal. So, the first impression will always be better from a large mattress, where edge-support effects are less likely to be a part of the initial experience. The big bed is an easier sell, or a necessary tool to sell a smaller version of the same.

    On hammocks: I flat out disbelieve that 50 sq ft / 5m2 are necessary for a completely comfortable hammock for 95% of the US adult population. (Of course, average HF members are self -selected to be larger.) I also don't deny that a motel operator whose rooms all had single beds and all of whose clients slept alone, would be out of business competing at the same price with someone offering queen size beds to the same customers.

  3. #13
    Senior Member SGT Rock's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    Maryville, TN
    Hammock
    Home made Ghost Hammock
    Tarp
    7'x9' cuben tarp
    Insulation
    Pads and quilts
    Suspension
    UCRs, Dutchware
    Posts
    1,880
    Images
    92
    I'm 5'8" and my hammock body is 108" before sewing the channels in it. It's probably about 105" after sewing the channels.

    If you are willing to do a footbox it can also compensate for a shorter body if you find you have calf ridges. I recently converted my footbox to an adjustable one like UKHammocks uses.
    NO SNIVELING!
    www.hikinghq.net - Hiking H.Q.
    www.bmtguide.com - the BMT Thru Hiker's Guide

Similar Threads

  1. suggestions for a shorter hammock?
    By bowyorang in forum General Hammock Talk
    Replies: 10
    Last Post: 11-20-2014, 07:15
  2. 12ft hammock for a shorter guy pros and cons
    By flkpm in forum Do-It-Yourself (DIY)
    Replies: 11
    Last Post: 10-15-2013, 05:33
  3. Wtt bias ww for shorter hammock
    By spamburglar in forum [SOLD/WITHDRAWN] Items no longer available
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 03-12-2013, 09:22
  4. Replies: 3
    Last Post: 05-13-2012, 21:34
  5. Shorter bury on UCR
    By Scratch in forum General Hammock Talk
    Replies: 13
    Last Post: 11-24-2009, 21:37

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •