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    Where does a hammock often fail?

    Where do hammocks normally tear? Are some areas under more stress or danger?

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    Like a good boat, a decent hammock in the hands of a reasonably competent individual simply won't fail.

    Best to build your own. (assuming you are reasonably competent)
    Last edited by validpages; 02-25-2012 at 06:32.

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    They don't fail often. Rarely is more accurate.

    My guess is that most of the failures that do occur are the result of damage that has compromised the structural integrity of the whole, creating a stress riser.
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    Quote Originally Posted by validpages View Post
    Like a good boat, a decent hammock in the hands of a reasonably competent individual simply won't fail.
    I totally agree.
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    I have to say hammocks NEVER fail, people do. All failures I have ever heard was due to operater error. Be sweet to it and it will be sweet to you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hfmac View Post
    Where do hammocks normally tear?
    Probably where your keys or pocketknife pokes a hole.

    Empty those pockets beforehand and you shouldn't have a problem.


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    Where ever my fat butt sits on it

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jazilla View Post
    I have to say hammocks NEVER fail, people do. All failures I have ever heard was due to operater error. Be sweet to it and it will be sweet to you.
    This video are not mine but hammock are exactly the same as I have, and I'll tell that this hammock never failed and I sleep in it over 3 years full time.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-VCvjlq4lgE
    That's true about hammocks to be failsafe.
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    The only part to fail me was the suspension which in the end was my own fault for setting it up wrong.

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