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    Quote Originally Posted by Knotty View Post
    I'm a tall guys, so I like long hammocks but not everyone needs them.
    Is there a Rule of Thumb on the length of hammock vs the length of the hammocker?

    I was contemplating making a small hammock (despite what I posted the other day - and only because she asked so cute) in fancy colors (her request) for my daughter who is 4.

    Keith
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    Speer had a rule of thumb but I can't remember it. I'd just make it 4' longer than the kid.
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    I would make it sized even larger - because from my personal experiance your 4 yr old will be 12 in like no time flat....

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    Quote Originally Posted by GvilleDave View Post
    I would make it sized even larger - because from my personal experiance your 4 yr old will be 12 in like no time flat....
    Too true! My oldest daughter (who I'll swear in a court of law was learning how to walk yesterday) turns twelve this year. I like it not, sir!

    Can't wait to try the shock-mod on the gathered end. I've played with the whipping in the past and found the sides to be either too tight or too floppy. I figured I would just have to deal with floppy, and then came the miracle--middle ground.

    Knotty saves the day (yet again).
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    tima...., on my latest gathered end I sewed button holes where the stretch side bungies go through the material. Tied a knot in the bungie at each end to prevent it from getting pulled through. No adjustability but don't really need it.

    Do take note that the stretch side mod doesn't eliminate floppiness at the head end but for me that's fine.
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    I've thought of running a longer shock cord on each side and then combining this with hangnout's No Zipper Attached Bugnet. This weekend, I have some textiles to impale. I mean, thread to inject.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Knotty View Post
    Do take note that the stretch side mod doesn't eliminate floppiness at the head end but for me that's fine.
    Perfect. The head end, for me, tends to stay put. It's my feet that want to keep sneaking out. I also like the idea of button holes rather than adding loops--simplify, simplify, simplify!

    @Syb--I'm VERY interested to know how well the shock-mod integrates with the NZA Bugnet. Let us know how this weekend goes .
    You're gonna need a bigger hammock

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    Quote Originally Posted by timabababaluka View Post
    @Syb--I'm VERY interested to know how well the shock-mod integrates with the NZA Bugnet. Let us know how this weekend goes .
    It's only Tuesday and I'm not traveling this week so perhaps sooner.
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    Thanks for posting this video. I decided to try this out with my GT Ultralight. By golly it worked! I think it improved the hang considerably. I like the GT UL. It is my experimental hammock and it is a good yard napping hammock.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kgbenson View Post
    Is there a Rule of Thumb on the length of hammock vs the length of the hammocker?

    I was contemplating making a small hammock (despite what I posted the other day - and only because she asked so cute) in fancy colors (her request) for my daughter who is 4.

    Keith
    I read it's you height, (or the kid's,) plus 2' plus 24" for knots plus 3" for hem. But if it's for a kid, I'd sure make it bigger than that if you want her to use it more than one season. Big hammock is much better than one that's too small...

    That and her friend is going to want to get in there with her. Make it roomy

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