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    New Member franksb255's Avatar
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    My DIY Bridge Hammock

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nHQ2lTcQeb4

    Check it out! Even has a suspension break/fall in it, lol.

    Franks.

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    I had one of those "go to ground" moments on camera once. Unintentional. Served ultimately to make some point, I think it was to be sure to tuck a half-hitch lock behind ring buckles.

    So thats perseverance to spend 4 hours ripping out the webbing to re-position and sew again. But you can feel the difference that the hourglass shape makes. FLAT.

    So I'm interested in what you did to shape the bugnet....Looks like you've
    made it "flat" and to follow the contour of the suspension curve. Did you get the shape by pinning and marking.

    I've had bugnet on the brain this last week for a bridge hammock I'm building, aiming to have the bugnet lifted up and create some interior space... past experience has taught me I don't want the bugnet under much tension, that I have to be careful about the shape else I get some bagginess in the netting. I cut my bugnet to a geometric model I worked up on my computer (sorry...I'm a quant...can't help it....but I won't numb you with the details...). Zipper runs on three sides, the netting can be rolled and tucked out of the way on the third side if not needed. I put some photos in my gallery (see "Bengal Bridge" because it is black with orange suspension) for the sake of the guy I'm building it for.

    I like your style. Just wade it in and Do It. See what works, what doesn't.
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    Cool design. I like the way you used available materials. Good diy!!
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    Congrats on your first bridge! Looks like it was a success and a learning curve to make improvements. The look on your face when the loop was starting to unravel itself was priceless! Oh well, gotta fix that! Cool stuff!

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    Nice job!!

    I have a GrizzlyAdams Bridge and love it. Sold my WBBB after getting the bridge.

    John

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    Great video, I like the narrow foot end.
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    Grizz, for the netting I used a 41-48" wide piece of material, 41" normal and 48" when it's stretched if you know what I mean. I just used a rectangular piece that was sewed to the sides, but at the top and bottom I did what I think is called "pleats", where you take the fabric and fold it on itself and sew, which enables you to sew a 41" piece of material on say the 24" draft stopper at the foot end.

    The foot end looks rather ragged as I had to sew extra material on to lengthen it because cutting the hourglass shape made the overall length of netting needed longer. Also cutting it changed the forces on the fabric somehow and things pulled apart that didn't before, so I just cut netting and sewed it in places that needed it. lol. Like I said, the foot end looks ragged, but it'll keep the bugs out and "nevermind the man behind the curtain" and everything will be good to go.

    On the whole though, most of it is rather taunt and stays out of my face and feet. I was thinking I would need a ridge line to help, but it's doing pretty well so far. I do have a little bit extra netting that makes a nice shelf on the side if I wanted to use it like that, but I plan on putting a ridge line with bags/hooks on the inside....I think, I don't know, well see.

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    Thanks everybody for your comments!

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    Nice video! I think I'm finally ready to start on my own bridge hammock.
    Judging by your dog's reaction to the fall, he didn't seem to be very surprised lol. I'll bet he muttered "told ya so".

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