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    It looks like a big floating cloud. THE NIMBUS!


    Fronkey

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    I don't know how I missed this. It has to be one of the best DIY projects going. Looks awesome!

    -Nate

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fronkey View Post
    It looks like a big floating cloud. THE NIMBUS!


    Fronkey
    ^ THIS . . .

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    A new day, and I thought I should check in to make sure this wasn't just a dream. Hooray, it's still there I would love to see more pictures of this, like a center fold size please

    How bad does it compress when your in it? How heavy is it? Have you named it yet? Has this all made you uncomfortable?
    Last edited by DivaB; 12-15-2011 at 07:17. Reason: Oh, I see the weight and measurements are already there. Sorry.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DivaB View Post
    A new day, and I thought I should check in to make sure this wasn't just a dream. Hooray, it's still there I would love to see more pictures of this, like a center fold size please

    How bad does it compress when your in it? How heavy is it? Have you named it yet? Has this all made you uncomfortable?
    You can see a lot more of it in this video...go to the 6:00 minute mark in the video. Has Strung out talking about it.

    Whoooo Buddy)))) I Love Onions, Grits, Greens, Livermush, NC Style BBQ, Potted Meat, Anchovies, 'Naner Puddin", Peanut Butter Pie, Red Velvet Cake and Cocoa and Straaaaaawwwwberrrry Milk and Coffee Crisps....
    I Hope Heaven has a Bakery!!!!



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    Quote Originally Posted by Shug View Post
    You can see a lot more of it in this video...go to the 6:00 minute mark in the video. Has Strung out talking about it.

    Thanks Shug....you just made my lust obsession a bit worse, but thanks non-the-less

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    Find something you like, Diva?
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    Thanks again for all of the nice comments everyone.



    Quote Originally Posted by Isheian View Post
    How much does being able to control the air in the UQ portion change the temps it would be comfortable at?
    How easy is it to change without letting moisture in?
    And are u planning on selling these?
    I haven't tried this. I haven't had any trouble with it being "too warm".
    I do not loft it up by blowing air into it, so the only moisture would be from the humidity in the surrounding air.
    I will not be selling these.

    Quote Originally Posted by Dave10 View Post
    Awesome idea! Where did you get the cuben from?
    I ordered the material directly from Cubic Tech

    Quote Originally Posted by MedicineMan View Post
    late as well but must say this is the most beautiful hammock/uq combo I've ever seen, in fact the only combo I've ever seen.
    When you eventually feel totally guilted out over hovering over the trail due to the helium effect you'll get with this in your pack please let me make you an offer.
    Thanks man.
    HEHE, it's my experiment.
    I don't see it changing owners anytime soon.
    It is pretty light though.

    Quote Originally Posted by ArcsandSparks View Post
    I too saw it in person, and must say that thing is awesome! Lots of time and effort went into that bad boy. It looked very well made.
    Thanks man, it was fun to build.

    Quote Originally Posted by Gqgeek81 View Post
    Nice. I've been hoping some cuben hammocks would be build.
    The fabric might not breath but for winter hanging I don't see that as much of an issue. Blue foam pads don't breath either but its not really an issue.

    Wasn't there some aluminized cuben available? It IS mylar so it should be doable. I'm thinking for deep deep cold it might be a great material since you get a built in space blanket.

    Now I just want to see someone create a cuben bridgeskin
    The reflective type may offer some thermal advantage. This one is pretty warm as is though.

    Quote Originally Posted by cevans View Post
    VERY nice piece of equipment,,can we see a few more pics?
    I will get some more pics of it being used in the field sometime soon.
    Hopefully we get some more snow soon.


    Quote Originally Posted by Shug View Post
    You can see a lot more of it in this video...go to the 6:00 minute mark in the video. Has Strung out talking about it.

    Thanks for doing a bit of video man.
    It was great hanging out with you guys that weekend.


    Quote Originally Posted by Fronkey View Post
    It looks like a big floating cloud. THE NIMBUS!
    Fronkey
    Nimbus, hehe, maybe that will stick. Not too bad man!


    Quote Originally Posted by Bitts View Post
    WOW!!!
    Just after seeing the pics in the first post I know that I'm going to have to build my own. Would ask to know about the placement & performance of the baffles. I would be nervous about the fiber supporting my size & weight (270/6'6") but figure that the cuben could be bonded to a layer of ripstop to solve that. If need be.

    Seems like a lot to ask for. But if you have any of the cad work you did for this, it would be awesome to see. Especially anything on the dual differential cut.
    Cubic Tech sells many different "cuben fiber materials" You could get material that is 2, or 3, or 10 times stronger than this.
    I do not plan on publicly sharing CAD work, or trying to explain how I got to the final design, it's just a bit too tricky to explain.
    If you have the brains for this type of thing, and know how to work with the materials, I can try to help fill in some blanks for you.


    Quote Originally Posted by SGT Rock View Post
    That has always been my hold up in trying such a hammock. I tried some more "normal" material that was lighter than 1.1 and ended up abrading through it fairly easy. I know how easy cuben can abrade if given half a chance.
    Thanks for the info. I'll keep an eye out for abrasion.
    As I said, it's an experiment.
    Hopefully it will serve me for a while.
    If there is some wear and tear, I will deal with it as it comes along.
    Last edited by Strung out; 12-15-2011 at 12:46.

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    Quote Originally Posted by oldgringo View Post
    Find something you like, Diva?
    yep, you betcha! It's a floating cloud of superior fineness! Can you believe he mentioned everyone else, but didn't even touch on any of my wondering advances towards the beauty of this piece?

    I'd say I definitely made him uncomfortable...my job is done for today. I just may be on his next hang, and perimeter alarms and lights will be an absolute must, as the first chance I get I'm laying in it

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