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    Quote Originally Posted by FanaticFringer View Post
    I'm sure the polyester straps are strong enough. It's probably the hammock body and or something else that gives it a 225lb. limit.
    the 225 limit is most likely the highest he felt comfortable warranteeing it for. it could probably handle 300+ before failing failing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kohburn View Post
    the 225 limit is most likely the highest he felt comfortable warranteeing it for. it could probably handle 300+ before failing failing.
    True.........
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    They might have brought the weight limit down a little lower than other ripstop hammocks because of the spreaders. More weight means more compression forces. Snap!
    Or would it be a sloooooooow bending affair? hmmmm....
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    Quote Originally Posted by schrochem View Post
    They might have brought the weight limit down a little lower than other ripstop hammocks because of the spreaders. More weight means more compression forces. Snap!
    Or would it be a sloooooooow bending affair? hmmmm....
    I'm hoping I'll be able to use my hiking poles with mine. I weigh 160.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FanaticFringer View Post
    I'm hoping I'll be able to use my hiking poles with mine. I weigh 160.
    with 1" rings at the corners, afixing a "normal" pole ought to be pretty straightforward, just make a way that the ends of the pole can't pass through the rings, and place the pole there.

    Using a back-of-envelope compression calculation I'd estimate the compression on a pole centered within the rings at about half your body weight. Walking Bear had a pole with a compressible tip that took (the tip itself) about 70 pounds....I don't think 80 pounds will be a threat to those poles.

    If you go to www.apple.com you're treated to a count-down timer to the number of seconds until they release their next operating system. Don't you think the Jacks ought to rig their site with one of these for the BMBH count-down?

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    It's early November........Pan can you give us early birds an ETA?
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    Using BMBH with underquilt

    Could not resist any longer and last week I got on the backorder list for one of these beauties. Can't wait. Am trying to anticipate equipment needs for the BMBH and one question I came up with is how to attach my Nest underquilt. Jack's web site explains there are loops at each corner to attach the quilt to, but in this design the corners are fairly spread out. It seems to me the existing suspension system would not work. I assume that we still need some kind of elastic shockcord/biner setup for the underquilt to work effectively. Does the hammock ship with some alternate suspension system to use, or will we need to come up with something?

    Thanks.

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    JRB quilts on bridge

    Quote Originally Posted by drewboy View Post
    Could not resist any longer and last week I got on the backorder list for one of these beauties. Can't wait. Am trying to anticipate equipment needs for the BMBH and one question I came up with is how to attach my Nest underquilt. Jack's web site explains there are loops at each corner to attach the quilt to, but in this design the corners are fairly spread out. It seems to me the existing suspension system would not work. I assume that we still need some kind of elastic shockcord/biner setup for the underquilt to work effectively. Does the hammock ship with some alternate suspension system to use, or will we need to come up with something?

    Thanks.
    you can find a picture of a Nest hanging from my DIY bridge on this post.

    The shockcord with the biners goes through the corner rings (saw a picture of a quilt on the JRB bridge, not sure if they went through the rings or a loop attached to the body.) That stretches the quilt out more or less properly in the long direction, although there is no adjustment mechanism. I added adjustment by adding a loop of shockcord with a toggle to the end of the JRB shockcord---but I think my bridge is wider than theirs. The ends of the quilt have a separate cinch cord that you use to close up the ends a bit.

    I hung one night in this to temps somewhere just below 40 if memory serves.

    I rather imagine that the dimensions of the JRB bridge were created with the dimensions of the JRB quilts in mind...

    Grizz

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    JRB quilts on bridge

    OK Grizz, thanks for the feedback. A reasonable assumption that the shockcord on the existing suspension system will be long enough to feed through the provided BMBH loops. I hadn't quite made that leap in my visualization on how it would apply to this hammock. Thanks again.

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