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    Hamhocker got her Bridge Hammock

    Hamhocker had read some threads about the Bridge hammock and wanted to try one out. She liked the idea of being able to lay flat in a the hammock. So for an early,early birthday present I bought her one. We got it yesterday and she was so excited that she ran out to meet the mailman who was delivering the mail. She even asked him if this was her hammock..like he would know

    We took it out to the park to hang it before the rains set in. We left the instructions on how to hang it correctly on the dining room table so we just winged it. She got in the hammock and really enjoyed the flatness of the lay and how easy it was to turn over and lay on her side. She had problems laying on her side in another hammock plus she never felt comfortable.

    She will get to try the hammock out next weekend since we have a backpacking trip planned.

    I have attached a few pics from yesterday
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    Allrighty then! Yeah baby!

    Hopefully you had ~ 9'6" between the outer rings, which I think is the correct distance, unless they have changed that with the newer models. I finally put a RL on mine set for that distance so I could hang it with more precision. Or, the way I did it for a long time: with the bug net in place, just pull it until the net is tight, then back off a little bit.

    It will be very interesting to see how the various pros and cons work out for Hamhocker! Good luck!
    For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory that is to be revealed to us....that the creation itself also will be set free from its slavery to corruption into the freedom of the glory of the children of God. For we know that the whole creation groans and suffers the pains of childbirth together until now.
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    Expecting to see you both and the new arrival at Neo's May hang! Congrats!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ewker View Post
    Hamhocker had read some threads about the Bridge hammock and wanted to try one out. She liked the idea of being able to lay flat in a the hammock. So for an early,early birthday present I bought her one. We got it yesterday and she was so excited that she ran out to meet the mailman who was delivering the mail. She even asked him if this was her hammock..like he would know

    We took it out to the park to hang it before the rains set in. We left the instructions on how to hang it correctly on the dining room table so we just winged it. She got in the hammock and really enjoyed the flatness of the lay and how easy it was to turn over and lay on her side. She had problems laying on her side in another hammock plus she never felt comfortable.

    She will get to try the hammock out next weekend since we have a backpacking trip planned.

    I have attached a few pics from yesterday
    I'm jealous, where did you find it, I hope online somewhere so I can get me one.

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    Excellent! That's my same test hang spot. It's less than 5 minutes from me, and tons of well placed trees.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BillyBob58 View Post
    Allrighty then! Yeah baby!

    Hopefully you had ~ 9'6" between the outer rings, which I think is the correct distance, unless they have changed that with the newer models. I finally put a RL on mine set for that distance so I could hang it with more precision. Or, the way I did it for a long time: with the bug net in place, just pull it until the net is tight, then back off a little bit.

    It will be very interesting to see how the various pros and cons work out for Hamhocker! Good luck!
    I have no idea what distance we had it at. I just remembered the instructions said to find trees 12-13' apart which is what we did. I hadn't used the JRB's tri-guides before but we figured it out. It will take somemore playing with to get it right

    Quote Originally Posted by Rockdawg69 View Post
    Expecting to see you both and the new arrival at Neo's May hang! Congrats!
    we are planning on being there. We always have a lot of fun. Not sure what we will be cooking up this yr.

    Quote Originally Posted by muddog15 View Post
    I'm jealous, where did you find it, I hope online somewhere so I can get me one.
    I bought it from JRB. I keep watching the boards for a used one and they never seemed to popup. I figured we could always sell it on here if she didn't like it

    Quote Originally Posted by Dave41079 View Post
    Excellent! That's my same test hang spot. It's less than 5 minutes from me, and tons of well placed trees.
    We may be back over there this week so we can hang it the correct way this time. I also want to attach the summer incubator to it before this weekend.
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    Ewker:
    Tell Hamhocker that we are glad she got her hammock and is enjoying it. We look forward to seeing both of you at the May Middle TN hang.
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    Senior Member Ewker's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by bigbamaguy View Post
    Ewker:
    Tell Hamhocker that we are glad she got her hammock and is enjoying it. We look forward to seeing both of you at the May Middle TN hang.
    I will pass that along to her. She is excited about trying it out this weekend!

    Who knows maybe one day she will join and post. Looking forward to seeing you both in May also. It is always a good time
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    Looks good! I have been trying out some other hammocks lately but keep going back to my bridge. I bet she likes it

    See you on the trail sometime

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    Quote Originally Posted by hangnout View Post
    Looks good! I have been trying out some other hammocks lately but keep going back to my bridge. I bet she likes it

    See you on the trail sometime
    Hopefully I can get her to give some sort of review on it after this weekend. We are going to Virgin Falls and it should be flowing with all the rain we are suppose to get this week.

    We will be heading up to BSF within the next few months. I will let you know when so maybe we can get together for an overnighter
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