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    Quote Originally Posted by job13_5 View Post
    Okay, I'm on it...what should I be looking for in a good roll? What is the Risk/Hennessy method?
    If you note the technique that headchange describes earlier in this thread is his own; it is not the same as a Hennessy roll. To get the real goods, check out Wilsonbmw's great reverse engineer of a Hennessy roll technique:

    http://www.hammockforums.net/gallery...&searchid=1461

    This technique is just about the same as Risk's version he describes in his TestHammock:

    http://www.imrisk.com/testhammock/testhammock.htm

    I'm not a favor of the knot (I think whipping is a little more predictable, if perhaps less reliable), but the roll technique is solid.

    You might decide on different technique, and I don't think there's really any consensus about them. Different strokes for different strokes and all that. It's a question of preference, not correctness.
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    Thumbs up Success

    I used the Hennessy fold technique and that seems to have solved the problem! I think I'm going to change the location of the side pullouts (just ordered some grip clips to do the job), but other than that it feels great!

    I'll try and post some pics when I get the bug netting on.

    Thanks for all the info!

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    Finito

    Alright, she's all done....well at least for now. I've still got to build her a rain fly and probably some other amenities. But here's the pictures:





    My girlfriend giving it a little test.



    I really like the addition of the treking pole spreader bar, it really adds a lot of head room.

    Thanks for all the help and the instruction!

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    looking good. i use a trekking pole to spread my hammock the same way.
    gives it a nice roomy feel.
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    That's a really nice looking hammock. Your girlfriend looks like she is laying flat as a board in that hammock. I like the trekking pole. Congrats.
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    It looks like you found a great solution to the uneven lie of your hammock from your previous post. Adding the hiking pole looks like a good implementation. And moving the tie outs the way that you did also looks like it is working well. It looks like you decided on symetrical placement, rather than the asym arrangement that you had earlier. I think that makes good sense when used in conjunction with a spreader bar. Good job!

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    Looks great! I like the color. How long did it end up?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cannibal View Post
    Looks great! I like the color. How long did it end up?
    Thanks. Not sure on the exact length. It started out at 120" and ended up just a hair shorter than my Asym Backpacker.

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    Just FYI but he question had come up in the past and I thought I would provide the info. I just added a picture and instructions for measuring and placing the asymm.
    tie out points in the first post. This will give you the proper location for the tie outs on the hammock for use with JRB quilts or other HH accessories that use the tie outs.
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    Nice add-in HC. That'll be very helpful, especially for those that don't already have an UQ to measure from.
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