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    Senior Member bowl-maker's Avatar
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    Wow...and that quickly it happens.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sargevining View Post
    Its a "leisure hammock" which means "marketed to college students"
    Just don't call it a beginner or noob hammock or someone will be offended!
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    Just looked on HF...Xada made a foray here in July 2013 and got hammered a little.

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    wth?
    I went to order tonight
    and processing and postal servicing was for over $26.00

    go to H E double tooth picks.


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  5. #25
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    Quote Originally Posted by hikingdad View Post
    Did a little googling and found out that Xada Gear is owned by Adams Innovations LLC. Adams Innovations LLC was created by a college student in 2012 when he claimed to invent the whoopie sling suspension system and was given a $20,000 grant to share with another recipient. He imports the hammocks and adds the cheap whoopies. Here is an article on it.

    http://tntoday.utk.edu/2013/01/10/st...ive-20k-grant/
    Quote Originally Posted by SilvrSurfr View Post
    Whoa! You gotta have cojones the size of cantaloupes to claim you invented the whoopie sling suspension system for hammocks, but the people awarding the grant didn't know any better.

    I would personally steer clear of any company with such deceptive marketing practices and playing so loose with the facts.
    Well, for what it's worth - no where that I can find on the website do they make any such claim. Perhaps he just said what he needed to say, and stretched the facts a bit, in order to win the grant. I think that's kind of fitting for a business school major.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gunner76 View Post
    Actually the article does not say he invented whoopie slings



    Still, if his system is so "unique", why haven't we heard about it here ??

    Also that hammock seems too short for most of us.
    You're right, Gunner. Here is the more detailed quote from the article:

    His research into ropes and the logging market, which he used to create his unique hammock suspension system, ultimately led to a suspension system that does not require readjustment.

    Granted, saying "research led him to something" is pretty vague and most people would probably think that meant he invented it. But it could mean that he FOUND it. And he didn't say it, the author of the article said it.

    Just trying to give the benefit of the doubt here. But seems like shipping costs, weight and size are issues for this hammock. Just my 2¢. I'd like to hear from someone who has tried one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sargevining View Post
    Its a "leisure hammock" which means "marketed to college students"
    Exactly, buyer beware. HF community's research into this vendor was very informative. Reminds me of a politician from TN who "invented" the internet. Unfortunately some grant committees don't know how to search the Internet effectively.

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    Would love to see original grant application.
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    Inexpensive hammock, good value?

    I sincerely appreciate climbing.kevin posting this and am always looking for great values on hammocks to recommend to friends and family interesting in trying them for all hanging: leisure, home sleeping and camping. I also appreciate those who took the time to "research" this vendor effectively and let us all make our own judgements about whether or not this particular vendor offers a good value that is worthwhile for camping or other hanging activities.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SilvrSurfr View Post
    Whoa! You gotta have cojones the size of cantaloupes to claim you invented the whoopie sling suspension system for hammocks, but the people awarding the grant didn't know any better.

    I would personally steer clear of any company with such deceptive marketing practices and playing so loose with the facts.
    I completely agree. People should not go around claiming to invent something that they didn't.
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