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    Quote Originally Posted by Knotty View Post
    ... That's like the standard end channel whipping method. I think the Warbonnet method is more secure as it doesn't depend on the strength of any stitching and more evenly distributes the load on the ripstop..
    From the way it cinches up ... there's really no load on the stiches at all that I can see ... the double loop bascially locks up a ball of fabric and all the pressure is in that cluster. They have three rows of stitches on the ENO that I have and I did that on my DIY ... but now wonder if it was worth it ... since I'm not seeing the least amount of pull on the line of stitches. Oh well .. all very interesting.

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    knotty I changed over one of my son's kalisto hammocks to the warbonnet whip. I could definately tell the difference in the lay of the hammock body. nice video for the newcommers around here.
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    Knotty--I followed the links to your Picasa album and found the pics from your AT hike Culvers to DWG-nice! and brought back recent memories of last October..I thought the rocks around Sunfish Pond were worse than anything in PA
    Also, the pictorial on making the hammock again makes me think I could actually make one. Thanks for the sticky

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    Very good detail on the video. It should answer a lot of questions. Simple and efficient, I like it.
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    Nice to see all this info in a clear concise way and though I have already made 3 or so diy hammocks Im gonna try this now .Well you have to eh ....Thankyou Knotty.Good stuff.

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    Thanks everyone. Since I can't be entertaining like Shug I just tried to do something that was to the point and hopefully easy to understand.

    MedicineMan - Yup, those rocks around Sunfish Pond are brutal. Glad it didn't go on that way for too long.
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    Thanks for the good video, Ron. I'm wonder whether sewing the short ends in an arcing shape would result in a tightening of the hammock's edges when it's hung... Has anyone ever tried this? Francesca

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    Quote Originally Posted by francescaloves2hike View Post
    Thanks for the good video, Ron. I'm wonder whether sewing the short ends in an arcing shape would result in a tightening of the hammock's edges when it's hung... Has anyone ever tried this? Francesca
    Francesca. I did just that. The first hammock I made was one for the boyfriend and he said he wanted the side of the hammock to be taut to sort of envelope him. I made an arc on each end that passed 5 inches down from the corners.

    I used the 1.1oz material and am myself a big guy so I didn't test it myself but when I strung it up and he plopped in it practically snapped shut around him like a giant snapping turtle!

    If you do it I wouldn't suggest much more than 2-3". I was going to re-do the beau's but he proclaimed that he loved it.

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    Good to know, OrionFyre

    Thanks for the info. Yeah, I figured--from past experience and from Ron's instructional video--that about 2 inches in on each side would be about all it would take. Maybe even a straight across seam with just a little dive at the ends would be the ticket. I'm glad your beau likes his hammock though. I can just imagine him wrapped up like an enchalada! But, hey. If he likes it, you love it, right? I do not like floppy sides on my hammock either, but I don't know about being wrapped up in it! Happy camping!

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    Quote Originally Posted by francescaloves2hike View Post
    Thanks for the good video, Ron. I'm wonder whether sewing the short ends in an arcing shape would result in a tightening of the hammock's edges when it's hung... Has anyone ever tried this? Francesca
    This can also make it harder to get out of if you do too much arc.
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