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    Senior Member egrant5329's Avatar
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    Here is a quick video of me flopping around in my bridge to show the room that is available in the short design.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gnonu...e_gdata_player
    Ed

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    I like this very much! A light bridge with good lay! Thinking about copying this....;.)
    The foot box seem a bit narrow at the end. Can you lay in it with your feet apart?
    Thought about CF spreaders? Seems to me that's where weight reduction can be found...


    An I would like to see an UQ with this. Did you try one on yet?

    This is inspiring!

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    GB,
    Thanks. I have tried carbon fiber poles on some earlier experiments. In a moment of stupidity, I set my triangle length too short (I had a set I could vary length on) and destroyed one of them. They are extremely pricey to make and I wasn't sure how they would hold up over time, so I haven't made more. I think that post was under a typo "Cerbon" http://www.hammockforums.net/forum/s...ad.php?t=41794

    I haven't done it yet, but I plan on using one spreader bar by my head and then at the feet using my hiking poles. I have a way to attach one or both to where the lower spreader bar goes. That would remove some weight and some volume.

    As far as the feet go there is room to spread your legs a little, but it depends on the type of insulation you have and how far down you put yourself in the triangle. In the video, I had a cheap ancient foam pad that folds into the end and there is a little extra room for my 10.5s. If I use a thermarest prolite plus, which I find even more comfortable, the wider, more rigid end gives your feet even more room because it doesn't fold like the other pad.

    I find that I general lay with 1 leg extended and then one knee raised laying against the side. On my stomach both legs are straight and together.

    I also had been contemplating a short thermarest or short foam under my back and then using my pad out of my mariposa pack for my feet.
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    Here is a pic to show how the foam pad rolls in the end and the foot room.
    Ed

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    I didn't answer the question about the UQ. No I have not tried an UQ yet. The area between the spreader bars is doable, but the foot section will take some thinking. I think you could attach a clip at the end of the foot triangle to attach the UQ and then have the sides shock corded to snug to the sides and accomodate moving. I am sure it could be done, but you might have to make the quilt specifically for this hammock.

    I know on the tarp I am going to make it specifically for this hammock becaude it is shorter than any other bridge I have made.

    When I thought this one up, I was primarily planning to use a pad. In the White Moutains there are quite a few places that I often want to be on the ground and still have bug protection like the shelters.

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    This would be an easy DIY, Foot end underquilt. Maybe 2 oz of down
    .... the Aardvark (earth pig)... a rather unremarkable creature whose sole claim to fame is that it is the first animal listed in the dictionary.
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    looking very good!
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    Red face

    If possible, more pics?

    You were thinking of re-designing the bug net on the next version of this bridge.
    Totally covering the hammock?

    cheers GB

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    The entire hammock is covered by the bug net. At the foot end it is flat across the triangle. The reason I did it that way is that I can pitch it even flatter or less tight. If I had it the same on the head and foot it would be hard to tension. I also wanted to use my hiking poles at one end and it would be harder if it was inside the net.

    I would make the zipper a U shape so I can flip it over the top and get it out of the way more to make it easier to get into. Even moving the high part of the zipper to the foot end would be helpful. It would be great if the net was taller, but I couldn't make it taller without moving the shock cord from the triangle tip to somewhere higher up. I know how I use a hammock and I didn't want the net to be removable.
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    Do you have a plan of this ??
    Looks pretty simple and I could probably figure it out, but thought I would ask.

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