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    Does a longer hammock give a flatter lay?

    So I have an ENO double and I'm wondering if I moved into a longer hammock would I get a flatter and more comfy lay ? Keep in mind it needs to have a considerable weight limit.... I'm upper 200's.....ok ok almost 300 lol. So what would be my options and would the idea work ?
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    Ok, first I have to announce that you can take this post seriously Now with that disclaimer out of the way, I love my Eno Double....I'm tall, and lets just say I'm no longer slender I can get a pretty flat lay on the diagonal in my Eno. However, I can almost get a flatter lay in my husbands hammock, which is a bit shorter, but wide. I don't know why ...but his is pretty darn comfortable and I don't fiddle as much in it as I do in my Eno Double.

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    i'm really diggin' my 11' WL Night Owl.
    flatter than my BB and it can take the weight.

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    Generally;
    Wider=flatter
    Longer= less shoulder squeeze

    I have a DIY hammock that is nearly 6' wide and 12' long. It is very flat and no squeeze at all, but as a gathered end hammock the sides are floppy. Other than that I love it. I could post a pic if someone could tell me how to get it off of my iPhone and onto this forum.

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    I get a really flat lay with the WL Lite Owl and was thinking about adding a Night Owl to the lineup...

    I have noticed that I get a flater lay with my heavier hammocks, (1.9 & 1.7dlb's) compared to the 1.1 dlbs of the same hammocks because there is less sag...

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    Hi Beast,

    Curious what you made the hammock out of. Any specs? That's the EXACT size I've been thinking about making, but I don't want it to weight a ton. I'd love to see what you've done there.

    Thanks for any details you can offer!

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    See here is my thing? I get an ok lay. I have it set up in my basement and the straps are... 7" high and 15ish so wide. The amount of sag was so so . I added a RL and wow what a difference. I have a really long RL so I pulled it as tight as I could get it. My sag increased greatly and my lay got much much better. Not perfect but much better. I really want more sag but I RL is so tight as it is I dont know if its good to make it any tighter. I could raise my straps but even if I'm hanging outside how am I going to get much higher than 7" up?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Beast 71 View Post
    Generally;
    Wider=flatter
    Longer= less shoulder squeeze

    I have a DIY hammock that is nearly 6' wide and 12' long. It is very flat and no squeeze at all, but as a gathered end hammock the sides are floppy. Other than that I love it. I could post a pic if someone could tell me how to get it off of my iPhone and onto this forum.
    [off topic content] Photobucket app: upload to the web site, link to it from here [/off topic content]

    My DIY hammock is 11' by 5' and I've found that setting a bit more sag than the average 83% gives me the flattest lie. It's currently at 105" and I'll probably tie it off at that length and call it good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Curt View Post
    Hi Beast,

    Curious what you made the hammock out of. Any specs? That's the EXACT size I've been thinking about making, but I don't want it to weight a ton. I'd love to see what you've done there.

    Thanks for any details you can offer!
    The material is 8 yards of 1.9 rip-stop nylon, that came in a 72" or so width and has a marine digicam sort of pattern. I got it from an eBay seller that I heard about over these forums. I don't remember the price but, I do remember it seemed reasonable. It seems kinda thin for 1.7 compared to my WBBB but, so far so good. I used a Warbonnet style whipping and I think a regular whipped or cable tied ends could do wonders taking up some of the floppiness of the sides.

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