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    Senior Member egrant5329's Avatar
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    My design is really BER's cloud and cirrous design. He made a table showing the spreader bar lengths and the material arc lengths under the spreader bars of the various bridges including the chrysalis.
    Ed

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    thanks for the post!
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    you are digging' up all sorts of old threads!

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    Yeah I know, there's a story behind all this.................................... For most of the first part of this year, I have worked on a new hammock design----something really origional, that would "blow your mind"! LOL ! However, after spending way too much time and energy on it, and trashing several prototypes, last week I had to face the cold hard truth-------plain and simple, it didnt work. I worked it from lots of different angles---just doesnt work---I'll admit it, it was a bad idea I know that now, and am ready to move on.......................
    Once I came to that conclusion, I decided to make a bridge. So, for the past 2 weeks Ive been on a crash course on bridge design! Come to find out, bridge hammocks are just what I was looking for! (I love it!) So, I may have taken the senic route getting here, but in the end I will have a great hammock custom designed by me! (and in the process I learned alot, and my sewing has improved considerably---it wasnt wasted time at all!)
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    New Model

    I think it is worth mentioning that Eureka is a Tent company which is why they created the hammock in that way. They told me that the reason for the heavy weight of the hammock was because they were going for a "high level of comfort and interrior room, not a light weight".

    Alsoo they have a new model that is out that replaced the model you purchased that features different, lighter, but much more stretchy webbing. I am also planning to review this newer model soon and will have a simular post.

    Great post BER

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    Not to forget that Eureka didn't design the hammock, that was done by this fellow, David Helsdon.


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    Quote Originally Posted by stevebo View Post
    .... For most of the first part of this year, I have worked on a new hammock design----something really origional, that would "blow your mind"! LOL ! However, after spending way too much time and energy on it, and trashing several prototypes, last week I had to face the cold hard truth-------plain and simple, it didnt work. I worked it from lots of different angles---just doesnt work---I'll admit it, it was a bad idea I know that now, and am ready to move on.......................
    I've been there, done that, got an uncomfortable hammock to prove it!

    But, do not feel bad about that! I'm sure you learned a lot, as I did. We also got lots of sewing practice

    No new ideas were discovered without a lot of trial & error.
    I'd like to know how many "prototypes" Brandon went through before coming up with the Blackbird! On second thought, I probably don't!
    Mike
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    I am so glad I don't know how to sew as I would be draning my credit cards and become the terror of the sewing machines.

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