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    Senior Member bindibadgi's Avatar
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    Glad you like it. Mine is still going strong. I've replaced the cord locks with paracord as shown here. It's a great replacement, especially for super-weight-weenies (unlike me).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Knotty View Post
    Using 2' is fine if you want to release tension at times, so the hammock sides hang natural but for it to act as a footbox the bungee needs to be shorter than the channel its in so there's tension. I'd start with 2' and then trim off excess as you see fit. It's easier to cut than to add.
    The factor I use in determining how short the bungees should be is how it feels under my knees when I sit in the hammock. I adjust so it stretches just enough to be comfortable. Then it's usually tight enough to lift the side and form a footbox when I lie down. If I've planned correctly I can then dispense with the toggle and permanently fasten the end of the bungee.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bindibadgi View Post
    Glad you like it. Mine is still going strong. I've replaced the cord locks with paracord as shown here. It's a great replacement, especially for super-weight-weenies (unlike me).
    I not only like it, I love the simplicity of it. And the cord lock replacement looks great too ! Off to replace some cord locks. Thanks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gmcttr View Post
    I did the stretch side retrofit to my 1.1 DL today. I sewed a tube and sewed that to the hammock edge and ran the shockcord through it.

    Worked great...thanks Knotty.
    I plan on doing something similar to this. I tried adding a strip of grosgrain instead of the ripstop tube but it liked to get hung up with the shock cord while cinched. I have some satin ribbon lying around which is much softer. Do you guys think that will work and if so should I have durability concerns? Thanks in advance!

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    Quote Originally Posted by smuller81 View Post
    ...I have some satin ribbon lying around which is much softer. Do you guys think that will work and if so should I have durability concerns? Thanks in advance!
    I'm guessing durability won't be an issue. It doesn't take much abuse. I just used a scrap of ripstop nylon.

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