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    custom LiteOwl

    i picked up my custom LiteOwl this past monday and i love it.
    Marty put a spreader bar across the head end and used camo 1.1 rs.
    slowhike uses a similar DIY spreader/trekking pole. that was a great idea, thank you.
    i have only been able to take a nap so far. i thought i had slept about a half hour, but my wife and watch said 2.5 hrs.
    that spreader bar is the bomb, i haven't tried any of my UQs on her yet, (my nap was in an old synthetic GI mummy)
    but i'm sure the UQs will fit fine. the way the spreader bar opens up the hammock, will help me adjust my TQ
    and make it easier to tuck it under my shoulders.
    i really like this hammock set up and i like WindernessLogics stuff!
    23oz total (hammock, poles, whoopiees, strap and bag). the double ended stuff sack has a pole storage pouch.
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    Beautiful piece of gear there flatine - lucky man!
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    man that looks great and comfy

    always so many good ideas on here
    life time believer in the afternoon nap

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    Quote Originally Posted by dragon360 View Post
    Beautiful piece of gear there flatine - lucky man!
    thank you. i'm not usually a "camo guy" but in this case i think it's a hansom hammock.
    Quote Originally Posted by Barlutti View Post
    man that looks great and comfy

    always so many good ideas on here
    it's very comfortable and slowhike's spreader bar really makes it "bed-like".

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    I'm not a big fan of camo either, but the Digi looks great! Nice set up!
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    A couple of quick questions. Do you still find the stretch sides neccessary with the spreaderbar? And does it sleep more like a bridge or a gathered end? Curious minds want to know.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Trees4Me View Post
    I'm not a big fan of camo either, but the Digi looks great! Nice set up!
    thank you brother.
    Quote Originally Posted by Catavarie View Post
    A couple of quick questions. Do you still find the stretch sides neccessary with the spreaderbar? And does it sleep more like a bridge or a gathered end? Curious minds want to know.
    with the stretcher bar, i use the drawstring at the foot but not at the head end
    the head drawstring is there in case i want to use it w/o the stretcher.
    as for how it sleeps, i have never slept in a bridge hammock, so the best i can do is compare it to my WBBB.
    except i sleep/nap with my head in the center, so i'm at a simi asym lay.
    we tried a version with a spreader at the foot end also and i didn't like it.
    it is the MOST comfortable hammock i have ever slept in (i've said that about all the Owls and it's true).

    i'm gonna see if Marty will sell me the grommets and bar separately so i can sew them onto my NightOwl.
    and maybe make some half size organizer for each end of the bar.

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    Looks very nice. I think ill try that setup with my Lawson.

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    Do you have any pictures of this hammock with anyone in it? I'm just wondering about the occupied shape. Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CJK View Post
    Do you have any pictures of this hammock with anyone in it? I'm just wondering about the occupied shape. Thanks.
    not as of yet, i just left me old army mummy in there to eight it down on that windy day. i can assure you that there is plenty of room.

    i'll try to get someone to shoot me in the hammock.

    i'm 6'1" 200lb the bar is about 6" above and behind my head and my feet are in the box.

    here is a pic of me in my NightOwl now just imagine the hammock being held open about 6" above my head.
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