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    Quote Originally Posted by MedicineMan View Post
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    So I'm wondering why the half-tree-huggers cannot translate over to us who more often use the gathered end hammock? a gram is a gram is a kiloton
    No reason at all. That's called tech transfer.... Might be a topic worthy of its own show...

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    Excellent application of Yankee ingenuity. Well done.

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    You wrote that this bridge is similar to your g-bridges in length. Does that mean you subtracted lengthen from the hour glass body piece equal to you 1 foot additions on each end of the hammock?

    You mentioned you made a dart. Did you do that because of the little prices you added to make room for the aluminum attachment point or so when your laying in the hammock your head and neck are comfortable?

    Thanks for sharing your hammock evolution with us!

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    No I'm caged but watched the video this afternoon.....and yes we are quite blessed to have great minds among us. All I can do is buy and promote (well and certainly enjoy) the gear from our vendors and researchers. Seriously think of where our sport would be without their continued push.

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    The weight of this bridge hammock is so impressive as well as the video and explanation of how you made it. A real service to HF. Thanks Grizz.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bluejeans View Post
    Excellent application of Yankee ingenuity. Well done.
    Thanks, I appreciate the comment. Are my northern roots so obvious? Since all of "my" people came over in the early part of the last century, perhaps this is more the Scottish engineer in me than anything else.

    Quote Originally Posted by Paprika bohlmann View Post
    You wrote that this bridge is similar to your g-bridges in length. Does that mean you subtracted lengthen from the hour glass body piece equal to you 1 foot additions on each end of the hammock?

    You mentioned you made a dart. Did you do that because of the little prices you added to make room for the aluminum attachment point or so when your laying in the hammock your head and neck are comfortable?
    yes, the length of the main body is more or less the distance from my eyes to my ankles. You get a bit less than 1 ft extension on both ends owing to rolled seams to finish the edges.

    The dart is to shorten the length of the extension where it is sewn to the black end-cap. I guesstimate the arc-length of a parabola forming the edge of that black end-cap, and make the dart to shorten that edge by the appropriate amount. To get the right parabola size I took into account how much narrower the endcap will be across the top than the nominal 36", and then how deep I figured it ought to be so that the fabric near the head is flat or even rises a little.

    Quote Originally Posted by HappyCamper View Post
    The weight of this bridge hammock is so impressive as well as the video and explanation of how you made it. A real service to HF. Thanks Grizz.
    Thanks Tracy, hoping I can get out to a MAHHA again one of these days (now THERE's a service to HF that you do!) and bring something like this along for show-and-tell.
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    Grizz, you mentioned webbing having different weights. Where do you go to buy the lightest webbing?

    PS: Yeah, I do all the MAHHAs, all by myself, no one else. Me, me, me.
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    Nicely done Grizz. Several previously used ideas brought together in one light package. The bridge evolution continues...

    I foresee a new curvaceously elegant Ti doodad from Dutch for the hiking-pole-bridge-hammock connoisseur. Aluminum is so old school!
    (Dutch that was a hint!)

    Quick question: At 9:08-9:20 in your vid you show the handle end of your hiking pole with dowel. What do you have inserted into the end of the dowel that fits into your aluminum plate?

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    Quote Originally Posted by HappyCamper View Post
    Grizz, you mentioned webbing having different weights. Where do you go to buy the lightest webbing?
    The lightest ones I've found I got from a strapping system at an auto store,
    "Advance Auto" I think. Sgt. Rock suggested it. He's got some straps at 4g/ ft but I've not seen anything like that.



    Quote Originally Posted by BER View Post
    I foresee a new curvaceously elegant Ti doodad from Dutch for the hiking-pole-bridge-hammock connoisseur. Aluminum is so old school!
    (Dutch that was a hint!)

    Quick question: At 9:08-9:20 in your vid you show the handle end of your hiking pole with dowel. What do you have inserted into the end of the dowel that fits into your aluminum plate?
    Yes, I eagerly await the announcement of the "Dutch Corner"... he'd want to do that in bulk, and DIY bridge guys aren't critical mass, but there may be other opportunities for that coming along, jest maybe...

    I put a small wood screw in the end of the dowels to keep them from slipping off the plate.
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