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  1. #1
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    Don't panic, the dream hammock is ok!

    I got my dream hammock last week. Looks incredible! I put a lot of thought into the fabric choices and settled on a dbl layer with thicker charcoal gray with grayish olive as my outer layer. I did this to get the look I wanted with the stretch mark resistance of thicker fabric. I never intended for the outer fabric to touch the ground. Well, I got my diy hammock stand out and set it in a part of the yard in the shade I'd never used before. Long story short I was relaxing in my new hammock and shifted down just a little and my hammock stand went end over end! It was like slow motion. I knew it was happening, but couldn't stop it. There's an ever so slight grade where I had the stand set up. I thought it was flat enough I stretched out my arms to take the weight off the hammock. New hammock, first hang with it, ended up on the ground. No way the fault of the hammock, 100% me and the stand. I was scared I just put a hole in my hammock. Fabric held up great, not a mark on it that I've found. The quality of this hammock is outstanding! I almost feel better I tipped over, I'm not as scared to get out and use the hammock (for fear of damaging it) now that it's seen harder use than I ever intended for it to see.

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    Hammock secure.
    Hanger secure
    Stand not so secure.

    Adjust, adapt, overcome, relax, keep on hangin'
    Have sherpas, will travel...

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    Senior Member breyman's Avatar
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    Wow, glad to hear you (and the hammock) are okay!

    What kind of stand was it?
    Brian
    Denver, CO
    Father. Husband. Scoutmaster.

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    Did anybody see it happen? I think that is worse than the fall itself.
    Keep movin', keep believing and enjoy the journey!

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    Glad both hammock and user are undamaged.
    I can relate to that "Oh Shoot" feeling as you're going down and powerless to stop it.

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    That's why I only hang with trees when I'm drinking!

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    Quote Originally Posted by PapaSmurf View Post
    Glad both hammock and user are undamaged.
    I can relate to that "Oh Shoot" feeling as you're going down and powerless to stop it.
    I wouldn't say the user is undamaged...I had to post it here as a warning to others thus I had to admit my failure and the subsequent bruised ego. Plus my wife saw it and is spreading the word

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