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    Quote Originally Posted by hammock engineer View Post
    You got to post pics of it. I'm curious to see how the ends and the asym shape came out.
    Sorry about the delay/quality of the pic's. Like I said I used your parallelogram and headchange4u's instructions. Interesting note, if I make the ridgeline really long and tighten it up it will actually negative banana(for lack of a better term) but that feels weird and I wind up sliding into awkward positions.

    I'm 5'10" and 170lbs and the ridgeline is currently 92". If I had sewn more than the 8" on either end I think it would have cupped the edges up a little more than I like. Anyway, thanks again guys... AT in 10 days!
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    That first pic is a great shot of how flat you can get in a hammock. It's basically a straight line from your shoulder to your feet, and it looks like you were holding your head up (instead of the hammock forcing you to keep it at that angle).
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    Yeah, I had a buckeye husk stuck to my ankle and I was trying to kick it out without sticking it in the nylon. While I'm thinking about it, why does everyone use nylon for their hammocks? Polyester's strength isn't as affected by moisture and I'm pretty sure it doesn't stretch anywhere close to as much(and I could have gotten some thin stuff at wally world for $4 less per yard)

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    Mainly b/c Walmart sells ripstop nylon at $1/yd. Used to, anyway.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Just Jeff View Post
    Mainly b/c Walmart sells ripstop nylon at $1/yd. Used to, anyway.
    That's my reason too. I got some taffeta that works well, but it's life span is questionable.

    Cool pics and hammock. I finally found a good gathering that works for me. Not the HH way though. I do like a long ridgeline. I am 6'4" and have it at 10' long.
    Is that too much to ask? Girls with frikkin' lasers on their heads?
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    Quote Originally Posted by hammock engineer View Post
    That's my reason too. I got some taffeta that works well, but it's life span is questionable.
    Hennessy uses taffeta on some of their hammocks - haven't anything contrary about life span.

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    Most taffeta is tightly woven polyester. It has many of the good properties of nylon, but stretches less and is more UV resistant.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TeeDee View Post
    Hennessy uses taffeta on some of their hammocks - haven't anything contrary about life span.
    HH's is stronger than the stuff I got. I think their patient said it was high tenacity taffeta, whatever that is. I think if you came across the right stuff it might last. But then again, I do not know much about fabric. I would agree with Dino on the cheaper ones.
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    I think if you came across the right stuff it might last.
    Rainshed has high count taffetta on their website. Anyone tried it?

    Cool pics and hammock. I finally found a good gathering that works for me. Not the HH way though. I do like a long ridgeline. I am 6'4" and have it at 10' long.
    What whipping are you using? I'm making a copy of the Safari Deluxe Asym. It'll be black. I'm thinking of calling it the Stealth Hammock, lol.
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    Cool retailer find. I haven't heard of them before.


    Nylon Taffeta
    These high-count taffetas (160 x 90) are down proof
    Abrasion resistant, wind resistant, breathable, water repellent, light weight
    Use for linings, windbreakers, kites, wind socks, stuff sacks, tent walls etc.
    Suggested needles: Universal 70/10
    Price/yd $6.00
    Width 60"
    Weight/sq yd 2.2 oz
    Machine wash warm, tumble dry warm & remove promptly.
    Call for Uncoated Taffeta Swatch Set $1.00
    Is this what you are talking about? Sounds interesting. The weight might come out an oz or so heavier if that is important to you. Otherwise it might be worth ordering a simple and checking it out.

    One of these days I am going to order a sample of a both of different types of fabric to get a good idea of what they are.

    Disclaimer: I will be the first to say I don't now very much about types of fabrics, so take this at face value.
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