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    Quote Originally Posted by flashbang009 View Post
    ...Here's my question(s):
    -What is the need for such long hammocks? (>9ft)
    -Would it be odd/uncomfortable to make a hammock 8.5'-9' x 65-70"?

    I'm looking to maximize comfort (add width) while keeping weight of ~6.5oz (subtracting length)...
    As the others have alluded to, it is the length that lets you use the width to lay diagonally. Take away the length and you can't use the width.

    The group buy ACU is actually a 1.0 oz ripstop. I can't believe you started with a 68" wide fabric and cut away all the good stuff.

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    Gotcha. In retrospect I wish I hadn't cut off the excess, but I was looking for a smaller hammock than my doublenest. Lessons learned.

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    Quote Originally Posted by flashbang009 View Post
    Thanks for the input. I've got an "83%" ridgeline currently which is what I've been comfortable with in my other hammock. I hadn't used any special whipping technique, just did a loop through the end channel's and attached a carabiner.

    SimpleRabbit: Can you link me to instructions on how to do the gathered channel?
    John: Wouldn't adding more sag cause the sides to be less taught = less support from sides? (which is what I don't like right now.. i think..)
    Perhaps, but the Knotty Stretch Side Mod would fix that!
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    I usually take the height rounded, and then add 5 feet. IMHO you should be in a 11' completed hammock. That would be the measurement from gathered end/suspension placement to other gathered end/suspension placement. As for going wider, if you have the material than you may very well like it. I've recently found that I really like them super wide. Your feet don't fall out, your topquilt doesn't disappear on you and its just really comfortable.

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    also, remember that 83% ridgeline is a good starting figure- it isn't the right one for everyone.

    TH
    my hammock gear weights total: 2430g (~86oz)
    Winter: total 2521 (~89oz)
    (see my profile for detailed weights)

    gram counter, not gram weenie!

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