First off a big shout out to Donna at 2QZQ for the outstanding customer service and attention to detail with the modification.
And a definite thanks to DEMOSTIX for the idea and for answering my PM's with details on his mod.
Back ground; My first hammock after discovering this site a little over a year ago and doing the typical noob lurk and research ended with the Clark Jungle Hammock (CJH) NX-250, perfect four season bullet proof option. The only hammock I'll ever need... Yeah Right! that is for another post "The evolution of my hang" coming soon to a forum near you.
Early last spring I picked up a used CJH UL (the original version) off the forum for one of my sons and on our first trip together as we were setting up and doing our camp chores, we found some sticks and ran them through the stock bugnet loops and anchored in the tie out loops, to keep the bugnet up off his face and increase the visibility and air flow.
So when we got home I tried different configurations with an extra set of the Clark poles I have but couldn't get anything to seem just right. I got to thinking I need to add pole sleeves and end pockets... how can I mod this to be just like the NX-250?
That's where DEMOSTIX comes in, after doing some research I found his post about the exact mod on the exact same hammock I was thinking of, that he worked with Donna on...
I e-mailed 2QZQ and got a prompt reply that it had been a while since she had worked on DEMOSTIX, and mine would be only the 2nd NX-UL she had done, so we would have to collaborate with measurements and pictures and some feedback from DEMOSTIX.
Donna was great, we communicated back and forth through out the entire project, she kept me updated and even had some changes to my initial measurements that improved and further enhanced the finished project.
Awesome! I would highly recommend this upgrade, We use the standard Clark poles and basically have a smaller lighter version of the 250... hence the name: NX-UL.
I have recently heard From Donna that she was working on another NX-UL for someone else and was thinking of offering it as a standard mod on the site.
Thanks again 2QZQ (Donna) and Demostix!
I love this place!