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    Senior Member hairbear's Avatar
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    sure would like to see a picture of your speer hammock for ideas on the unattached bug netting systems your using,custom tarps ,suspension etc.
    post up speer fans.

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    You could start your own "cottage biz" with those skills!!
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    Well done! Welcome to the "short" club

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    Senior Member mugs's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by mrmike65 View Post
    Well done! Welcome to the "short" club
    So if I am understanding things correctly.... short hammocks move the "calf" line to a different position to where it is un-noticeable. Or is it, that a short hammock works better for shorter people. I don't have too much problem with my DB but I am trying to get back down to my UL stage when I was a ground dweller, so I am thinking this may be a good way to start the process.

    I am 6.1 and 220#

    Thanks for the input
    I miss my 4.8Lb base weight as a ground dweller...But I sure DON'T MISS the ground.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mugs View Post
    So if I am understanding things correctly.... short hammocks move the "calf" line to a different position to where it is un-noticeable. Or is it, that a short hammock works better for shorter people. I don't have too much problem with my DB but I am trying to get back down to my UL stage when I was a ground dweller, so I am thinking this may be a good way to start the process.

    I am 6.1 and 220#

    Thanks for the input
    If I had to guess I would say that it is a factor of both the length and the width. The length seems to reduce the calf ridge by reducing the angle of the material from the gather to under your torso thereby moving the ridge. The width reduces the amount of material that can cause the ridge thereby reducing the ridge.

    This is just my guess and I could have it backwards, but it seems plausible.
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    I Learn So I Can Teach FireInMyBones's Avatar
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    I have found that I may need to push the foot end about a foot higher than the head end to help eliminate hitting the ridge, but going with a shorter hammock would be interesting. maybe I should try an 8.5' x 3.5'? Sounds risky indeed...
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    Senior Member hairbear's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by mugs View Post
    So if I am understanding things correctly.... short hammocks move the "calf" line to a different position to where it is un-noticeable. Or is it, that a short hammock works better for shorter people. I don't have too much problem with my DB but I am trying to get back down to my UL stage when I was a ground dweller, so I am thinking this may be a good way to start the process.

    I am 6.1 and 220#

    Thanks for the input
    Im 5 foot ten 212 lbs 30 inch inseam. My starting piece of material was 9 foot long by 48 inches wide,I tied a knot on the ends of mine,so this shortened it to 8.5 feet.

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    Senior Member hairbear's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by mrmike65 View Post
    Well done! Welcome to the "short" club
    Just came up from the basement after putting my superfly over it,my first thought when i got inside was "holy hilton batman" this tarp was a complete cover for sure.

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    Senior Member hairbear's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Catavarie View Post
    If I had to guess I would say that it is a factor of both the length and the width. The length seems to reduce the calf ridge by reducing the angle of the material from the gather to under your torso thereby moving the ridge. The width reduces the amount of material that can cause the ridge thereby reducing the ridge.

    This is just my guess and I could have it backwards, but it seems plausible.
    Hey catavarie did yours form a nice little leg sling for the right leg to flow in? Mine did it feels great that way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CB200T View Post
    CB200T,

    I was thinking about making a ghost hammock with some M90 that I just picked up. Are the dimensions in your plans the finished dimensions or the starting dimensions of the hammock? Also, how big of a rolled hem did you use on the edges?

    Sincerely,
    Dave-O

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