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    Proposed weight chart

    I've been working on a weight chart to help new hangers determine the appropriate fabric for their weight. It's tough because the limits are such a subjective area and different fabrics and hammocks act differently. I'm shooting for an overall rule of thumb, not an absolute weight limit.

    Here's what I have so far. If anybody sees anything way out of line, let me know.

    Green = "safe and comfortable"
    Yellow is a 20lb range = "safe, but some loss of comfort"
    Red = "you really need to think about a heavier fabric"



    Also, please understand that this chart is to help guide the new hanger in their choice of fabric.
    Many of you choose to live out there in the "red area", but it may not be the right choice for the "average person".

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    Nice work.

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    Nice work Papa! You are right, way too difficult to get a decent idea of where to be when new and so many opinions floating around. This should be a useful guide.
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    Super graph! Thanks for your work.

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    Great Chart
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    Very nice iIndeed. Perhaps a sticky in time or somewhere to be easily located.
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    I'm visual. This is clear and easily understood.
    Last edited by FreeRange; 11-04-2012 at 21:26.

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    Fantastic way to help field all those questions! Great way to help understand.
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    Great chart! I vote for sticky status.
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    I am guessing that the chart was neccesary after the big boys asking about a lite weight Darien Hammock. Nice work, I actually saw the chart before seeing the thread, it was in the gallery when I was down loading some pics......RR
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