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    My SB net spreader bars

    Using two net spreader bars for a clark NX-150
    (20 bucks shipped from clark)
    Don't use them all the time. They do a great job of keeping the netting open and weigh very little.
    I usually store them in the hammock stuffsack.







    Here's a shot of me in typical car camping mode with the SB,
    HG 3S incubator, under an OES Delux tarp with GrizBeak.

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    cool dude.

    yeah dale said they stopped shipping em out due to costs.

    good to see a collapsible option, at a lite weight.

    i found adding some sort of net spreader (esp. at the head end) really opened up the hammock.
    i used a bowed trail, but prefer something a little more dedicated and less prone to me accidentally biffing the netting with a gnarly stick.
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    looks nice man. thanx for showing us.
    Dale Gribble: I'm thinking, "new hammock." For me, laying and swaying in a hammock is like a steady morphine drip without the risk of renal failure.

    Randy : yea but just remember yer roots and where ya come from....you got Hennessy in yer blood son......

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    Can you give some specs on those? I got on the Clark website, but can't find them on there to look at. edit: found them, but no specs are provided

    How short do they break down to?
    What do they weigh? Don't need exact weight. Guesstimate is fine.

    I'm using some cut down graphite arrow shafts for spreaders right now, but I sure like the looks of those spreaders you've got on your SB.

    Thanks for sharing!!!
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    Enjoy the day
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    Find my thread in the Clark sub forum on a crazy cheap alternative from Harbor Freight, especially if you are near one; dunno about shipping.
    http://www.hammockforums.net/forum/s...ad.php?t=33974

    Fiberglass electricians fish rods. $9 - $11. for TEN pieces!!, each 13" or 39", depending on the kit. They're a little heavier than Clarks, but flex nicely. Brass fittings.

    Another source for similar to Clark is a kite shop.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ^shane^ View Post
    Can you give some specs on those? I got on the Clark website, but can't find them on there to look at. edit: found them, but no specs are provided

    How short do they break down to?
    What do they weigh? Don't need exact weight. Guesstimate is fine.

    I'm using some cut down graphite arrow shafts for spreaders right now, but I sure like the looks of those spreaders you've got on your SB.

    Thanks for sharing!!!
    I did a mod since my first picts, cutting the pieces so the connector is in the middle giving me 4 equal lengths of 12.5".
    When your done modding the clark spreaders you will have two spare silver connector thingys
    and 2 spare replacement shafts if something breaks. Don't loose any of the 4 rubber tip/feet. No spares.

    total weight 4 pieces 1.30 oz

    Last edited by OutandBack; 07-25-2011 at 21:02.

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    1-up'd the coolness.
    thanks for the weights and pics
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    I too have an NX 250 and it never crossed my mind to use them as spreaders for my SB Classic. It would be worth buying an extra one and making the mod you mentioned. You really only need one at the head end only thus lessening the weight factor. Totally worth it for me.

    Thanks for posting.

    Miguel

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    Outandback I forgot to ask...do you find the OES Deluxe tarp provides enough coverage for the SB? Have you had it in a heavy rain with much wind? I have one but thought it was a bit on the short side so I'm using a 144" Henny. We're using the OES Deluxe over my wife's SB LH but she likes the privacy of the larger Hennesy.

    BTW...I just noticed the Aarn backpack...you do have good taste! (I have a NB)

    Miguel

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    Quote Originally Posted by Miguel View Post
    Outandback I forgot to ask...do you find the OES Deluxe tarp provides enough coverage for the SB? Have you had it in a heavy rain with much wind? I have one but thought it was a bit on the short side so I'm using a 144" Henny. We're using the OES Deluxe over my wife's SB LH but she likes the privacy of the larger Hennesy.

    BTW...I just noticed the Aarn backpack...you do have good taste! (I have a NB)

    Miguel
    Hi Miguel,
    I always pack the grizz beak when using the SB with OES delux. It adds another foot of coverage to the ridgeline.



    I recently purchased an HMG cuben tarp 11'x8' so the OES has been retired to car camping only.
    The HMG hammock tarp gives me good coverage in blowing rain.

    Last edited by OutandBack; 07-25-2011 at 21:36.

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