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    It should be great for your girl, I think it's one of the most comfortable hammocks I've tried. I hope to make a king sized one one day, just need a sewing machine with a button hole attachment. I'm thinking a double layer 1.1 or light weight momentum maybe.

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    I got the Byer for.my daughter. I thought it looked small but should be fine for an 8 yr old.
    I've spent some time in it and like it. It fits me fine at 5'8". I also measured it at 120". I think ill change out the lines as suggested. Good hammock, great price. Better than I could make for myself at twice the price, and if it gets torn, no big loss.

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    I had one of those. It was fine. The only noted problem, which is minor, was that overnight the strings would stretch, so that by morning my butt was touching the ground (barely or nearly, depending on how tightly strung)

    I gave it to a nephew when I began DIY. He is still using it 3 or 4 years later with no complaint.
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    replacing the factor clews with lashit (I used dogbones) solved that problem, I still love mine and the rectangle material with cord attachments appear to make attaching quilts and the like much easier.

    Quote Originally Posted by Grinder View Post
    I had one of those. It was fine. The only noted problem, which is minor, was that overnight the strings would stretch, so that by morning my butt was touching the ground (barely or nearly, depending on how tightly strung)

    I gave it to a nephew when I began DIY. He is still using it 3 or 4 years later with no complaint.

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    Senior Member Grinder's Avatar
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    dirt wheels said "replacing the factor clews with lashit"

    I take it that the "strings" are more properly called "factor clews" in some obtuse lingo. And "lashit " is a product name?

    Never to old to learn.
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    That's what I was told by someone much smarter than me, I just figured everyone else knew more than this ol' southern boy, really before that I had no clue there was any such thing as a clew, admittedly I was, and still may be for the most part clewless.

    http://www.samsonrope.com/index.cfm?...ope=168&inst=1

    Yes lashit is a hollow core line that is spliceable like amsteel. Check the suspension section on dogbones. They're lengths of cordage with fixed loops on each end.

    I set the hammock up, and measured each individual loop down to the hammock from the top of the longest points of the assembly, which I learned was a clew. Initially I thought that tare fancy know thang at de end of dem loops was de clew, (oops I started typing all southern and everything, my bad), but I learned that the entire cord assembly was the clew. I saw a informative thread Dehoja (sp) the Ultimate Hang guy, did demonstrating how to tie a clew. You may want to check it out, but for this southern boy, I like the dogbones to a carabiner or a continuous loop approach best. Look at the picks on this thread and the no more tangles thread for pics.

    Oh, and I must have mistyped factor instead of factory, snagged by proof reading again.

    Quote Originally Posted by Grinder View Post
    dirt wheels said "replacing the factor clews with lashit"

    I take it that the "strings" are more properly called "factor clews" in some obtuse lingo. And "lashit " is a product name?

    Never to old to learn.

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    Hey Guys Havent Been on in a LONG time! i hung my hammock corecty in a barn and slept great except my sleping pad kept falling out, but i am going to try it some more
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