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    Senior Member E.A.Y.'s Avatar
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    fun with the patio stand

    Well, finally got my hands on a big ol' metal hammock stand for the patio.
    Yay!



    It is a Byer of Main Vario stand, and I was able to use my double parachute hammock on it, although I do wish the uprights were taller! My rear was about 3" from the ground and that was after I extended it to its full length and height and messed around with tensions a bit.

    As others here have mentioned, there is considerable drawing-in of the uprights once load is applied but, since I have a continuous whoopie sling ridgeline on this hammock, I was able to tighten the ridgeline up QUITE tight, then sat down in the hammock. The uprights flexed in enough more that the ridgeline was not completely taut while the hammock was loaded. However I did still have some near ground misses.



    I had not realized how spoiled I was with infinitly adjustable height trees! It is QUITE awkward getting out of the hammock. Oh well. Just means I have to stay in the hammock more often.

    Garçon! another frothy nothing with fruit and an umbrella, if you please!

    Backyard Hammock Happiness!

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    Thanks for the post. I was considering getting one but don't know how it would hang with me in it. I'm a big buy and so the uprights may bend to far.

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    Very nice, EAY. I have one of similar design and encountered the same issues. It's hard to crank up the tension enough to raise your bum to a reasonable height. Still beats a patio chair, though... enjoy!
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    Very nice....

    What, no blue toes in that pic?
    Mike

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    Liz, if you fashion a rigid "ridgeline" on the stand, it will not draw in when loaded.

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    love the blue toes! reminded me of the Blue Lady in the Sixth Element

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    That's the stand I've used since 2005 or so. I like it, but the uprights do flex a bit. One thing that can reduce the flex is to extend the bottom pole as far as it goes, then reduce the height of the uprights. The hammock will sit a bit lower but the hang will be more consistent.

    Personally, I just leave them high and deal with the flex.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MacEntyre View Post
    Liz, if you fashion a rigid "ridgeline" on the stand, it will not draw in when loaded.

    Quote Originally Posted by Just Jeff View Post
    One thing that can reduce the flex is to extend the bottom pole as far as it goes, then reduce the height of the uprights. The hammock will sit a bit lower but the hang will be more consistent.
    I'll try a stand ridgeline, since I have so much sag in my hammock (that's the way I like it, uh huh, uh huh) I'll bottom out unless the uprights are as high as they can go!

    If it ever cools down out here I'll see how my beautiful WBBB hangs on that stand.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeN View Post
    What, no blue toes in that pic?
    Quote Originally Posted by MedicineMan View Post
    love the blue toes! reminded me of the Blue Lady in the Sixth Element
    I've finally run out of blue kineso tape. So enjoy the blue toes while you can!

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