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    Senior Member JohnSawyer's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by bluefields181 View Post
    i'm 6' and my diy is about 12ft long i think. Maybe a little shorter. I find it fine at that length, however, i've probably whipped the ends about 6 times each to get the right feel. I would love to find some realy wide nylon, like 64+ wide, for my next hammock. I'm thinkin wider the hammock, the more diaganal i'll be able to lay, the shorter i'll be able to make it, the less monsterous the tarp i'll need to cover it all...
    Diy Gear Supply... 64" Wide, $3.20/yd...

    He had some 1.1 camo that was 68" wide... I don't see it on his store now...

    Great stuff..


    I have made hammocks that are 9', 10' and 11'.. I love my 11'-er... It's a bit heavier than I want for backpacking, but it's really comfortable. The only downside to the length, it it makes Triangle Thingies a necessity!

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    I bought some 72" rip stop from the eBay lady. Somebody will have to come up with her addy, I disremember.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnSawyer View Post
    Diy Gear Supply... 64" Wide, $3.20/yd...
    That's exactly what I'm using. It's definitely nice fabric and a good price too.

    Quote Originally Posted by oldgringo
    I bought some 72" rip stop from the eBay lady.
    That is some really wide fabric! I might have to order some of that for the next one.

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    Can a hammock be too long????
    That's like asking if a pot of gold can be too heavy or a beer mug too full!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by wisenber View Post
    Can a hammock be too long????
    That's like asking if a pot of gold can be too heavy or a beer mug too full!!
    Yes, but a full beer mug is a problem that must quickly be rectified!
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    Quote Originally Posted by fosho4 View Post
    I just whipped up a new hammock with 1.1oz ripstop I got from DIYgearsupply.
    It's nothing fancy. Just hemmed the edges and whipped the ends.
    I'm 6'5" and have previously used hammocks that were uncomfortably short so as an experiment I made this one extra long. Unhemmed, the fabric is 12' long.
    I will most likely trim this down at some point but I just wanted to see what it was like. You can always trim fabric but you can't add it back!

    I was just curious whether a hammock can be too long purely from a comfort perspective. I realize that there are other issues like tarp coverage to worry about when using a long hammock but is there a point when a hammock becomes uncomfortable due to its length?

    I don't know. I have a 12' piece of fabric that I used for a hammock. I don't see the problem with it being that long, except tarp coverage. I use a Guidegear 12x12, so that isn't much of a problem.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bluefields181 View Post
    i'm 6' and my diy is about 12ft long i think. Maybe a little shorter. I find it fine at that length, however, i've probably whipped the ends about 6 times each to get the right feel. I would love to find some realy wide nylon, like 64+ wide, for my next hammock. I'm thinkin wider the hammock, the more diaganal i'll be able to lay, the shorter i'll be able to make it, the less monsterous the tarp i'll need to cover it all...
    I agree with you. I have a 12' DIY that's 60 inches wide. I'd like one 72 inches wide (then I might go down to 11')

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    These folks fabricsupplier seem to have quite a few colors of 66", 68" and 72" wide ripstop nylon. (Some is waterproof. Be sure you know what you're ordering!) I'd like to get me some for an extra wide hammock too!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pipsissewa View Post
    These folks fabricsupplier seem to have quite a few colors of 66", 68" and 72" wide ripstop nylon. (Some is waterproof. Be sure you know what you're ordering!) I'd like to get me some for an extra wide hammock too!
    The problem is that all of their wider stuff is 1.1 oz. Not sure I want to risk that. My other thought is to make a double layer hammock with three pieces of 60 inch wide (almost 180 inches halved would make an almost 90 inch wide hammock). Then I could use 1.1 oz.

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    Quote Originally Posted by oldgringo View Post
    I bought some 72" rip stop from the eBay lady. Somebody will have to come up with her addy, I disremember.
    I just bought some too. It arrived in the mail today! Really nice thin and black. I got 20yards of 72" wide. That should be enough for a few DIY hammocks as well as some other goodies. It does seem really light weight so I'm not sure if I'll go one layer or two. The thought of just one layer makes me nervous. Next time I'm on the computer I'll look up that sellers info and pass it along.

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