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    Question Sym to Asym?

    I have an older model HH Scout, bought used (and netless) from Tom Hennessey several years ago. It is NOT asymetrical.

    I'm a side sleeper, and I can't seem to get a good diagonal sweet spot with it.

    I was thinking of moving the tieouts to be asym, like my ULB.

    Do you think this would work, or am I being overly optimistic?
    It's either that, or I'm ripping the netting off my ULB !!

    What do you think?
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    I would think that it would work fine.
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    I would try it without using any tie outs to see if you can find a spot you like first. With my HH netless explorer I never use the tie outs.

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    The bottom would probably go asym easy enough but the top/netting wiuld pick up a forced wrinkle or two because it is not cut asym... probably would still work... you can try it with two of those tarp grip clips... no sewing, no perminent mod....

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    Thank you for the responses!

    I think I will go ahead and try some temporaty gizmo first to see how it hangs, then make the switch if it's a go.

    I guess what I REALLY need to do is make my own "custom" hammock, eh?

    I can feel a serious addiction coming on.... ut ohhhhhh....

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    I went ahead and did it!

    I decided to throw caution to the wind and go ahead and change my Scout non-asym to an asym.

    It seemed a bit intimidating at first, but once I got the stitches pulled and saw how simply done they are, it was pretty easy to move the pullouts to a more asym location. I used my ULB to figure out where to position them.

    I'll see if I can give it a try tomorrow.

    I'm really hoping I can get a lot flatter and better on the diagonal now!

    Perkolady

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    Just thinking out loud, but, isn't "non-asym" a double negative.

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    if you're feelin froggy you could rip out the net and cut a new asym piece to match your new pull tab location. probably wouldn't be too bad. i could give you some tips if you are seriously considering it.

    did you copy the asym pull tab location or did you place them in a custom spot? i personally like my pull tabs a bit closer to the head and feet than a hh has.

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    Warbonnetguy, this was a HH with the netting already removed (bought it used). I love using the netless during the bugless months!

    When I measured this one (Scout model), it was actually a couple inches longer than my ULB, so I just kinda slid the pullout points down a bit more towards the hammock ends. Seemed to make sense.

    No chance to take it out back and give it a try today. Maybe tomorrow though.

    Perkolady

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