Well I'm laying in my hammock right now and sadly I have to say the carbon pole at the foot end failed horribly. Don't know if it had a defect or what because the head end didn't bow at all. May have to order some larger carbon poles to try out. :-(
Sorry to hear about that. Was the pole perpendicular to the center line of the hammocks? If it got angled I could see it snapping. Maybe we should all start videoing our test hangs so we can watch failures in slow motion to better understand what happened.