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  1. #31
    New Member Keith Hubble's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by JPC View Post
    Don't want to wear put my welcome but if you still have the receipt for the car and rings, let me know what the product code (upc?) is on the receipt. Thanks.
    Sorry, I don't have my receipt anymore so I'm not sure about the UPC codes. The rings are about 1.5" OD and if memory serves me right, they were rated for at least 200 lbs each. Got them on the hardware isle. There was a lot to choose from and all would work.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pataneap View Post
    Keith,
    Does your spreader bar modification, with the spreader bar end of the hammock attached to one tree, make the hammock uncomfortably tippy
    while sleeping or while entering/exiting it? I toss and turn a fair bit
    in a hammock. Thanks!

    Tony
    I would say that it is a bit less stable as compared to being tied off to 3 trees, however it is very manageable. For several weekends now I've been experimenting with sleeping in different configurations and I am most comfortable with my feet at the spreader bar end. It rotates more at the feet end but I like that because it gives me an even flatter lay by lowering my feet with respect to my hips. Even with the mod, I find it to be more stable than the BMBH (that may not mean anything to you but is the only other thing that I can compare it to for reference).
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    Spreader bar

    Thanks, Keith. That's what I'd hoped to hear. I think I'll order a JRB bar for my Flex.

    Tony

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    New Member Keith Hubble's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by pataneap View Post
    Thanks, Keith. That's what I'd hoped to hear. I think I'll order a JRB bar for my Flex.

    Tony
    Let me know how it turns out for ya...
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    Flex 180_4.jpg what is that white rope for?

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    New Member Keith Hubble's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by JPC View Post
    Flex 180_4.jpg what is that white rope for?
    Purely to hold tension on my UQ so that it stays snug against the bottom of the hammock. It is actually a piece of shock cord.
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    Modified Suspension - Spreader Bar Sway Guy Lines

    In an effort to give the spreader bar end even more stability, I modified the suspension system to include sway guy lines that go down to the base of the tree. I am very happy with this arrangement as this is nearly identical to using two trees. Each sway guy line has a figure 9 attached so that I can adjust the tension after everything else is set. At the base of the tree is a string with a carabiner and a prusick knot to easily adjust to the size. This end of the hammock is now rock solid and it no longer flips on me when the wind blows!
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    Re: Clark Flex 180 Mods. Two tree use

    Keith,
    That looks great! I'll give it a try the next time I get out. You have your entire suspension modified now!

    Tony

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    I just ordered some whoopie slings from JRB and plan to incorporate them also.
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    Quote Originally Posted by poppa Griz View Post

    I did call Clark today, asking if the pockets of the 150 were available as an option, or even special order; but no, not at this time. They did say that if enough people ask for it, that they would definitely re-engineer to include the underneath pockets.
    Glad you asked Clark. I suspect some other custom sewing with standard parts MIGHT be available from Clark on one of their standard platforms. For example, the triplet of pockets on a Tropical/UL instead of the divided pair. Or the larger triplet of pockets instead of the smaller.

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