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    First night in my new DH TB 1.8 poly

    Papasmurf finished my new thunderbird in time for me to take it to the NEHHA this weekend. I had been deliberating between his 2.3 poly blend and the lighter nylon taffeta. Then I get an email from PS that he found a 1.8 oz poly taffeta material. I told him that was exactly what I was hoping for, a polyester fabric and less weight than the 2.3 oz. the hammock is awesome with a 1.0 nylon TC. The lay is flat with just enough stretch for me at 170 lbs. super comfortable great looking hammock! I slept like a baby through the torrential rains last night..

    Thank you PapaSmurf for a great hammock, and for also going the extra mile with all my emails and finding the perfect balance of weight and comfort for me.
    John aka Suede

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    Great to hear! These hammocks, and BIAS, are a couple that I have not yet been able to try out yet.

    How are these Papa Smurf hammocks as far as the infamous non-bridge, center ridge, calf pressure issues?
    For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory that is to be revealed to us....that the creation itself also will be set free from its slavery to corruption into the freedom of the glory of the children of God. For we know that the whole creation groans and suffers the pains of childbirth together until now.
    Romans 8:18,21-22

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    i have an 11' Roaming gnome that is 64" wide (1.6 oz nylon) and if I hang the feet slightly above my head I have no ridge pressure (at least compared to my 10' WBBB) I can feel a little ridge pressure if I position myself just right with head and feet level but if I move my butt just a little it goes away there too. I feel no ridge pressure at all with the bugnet stowed...all the 11' hammocks I have tried have given me no ridge pressure. They are the ones Lymphocytosis used to make and are nice light gathered end hammocks.

    Quote Originally Posted by BillyBob58 View Post
    Great to hear! These hammocks, and BIAS, are a couple that I have not yet been able to try out yet.

    How are these Papa Smurf hammocks as far as the infamous non-bridge, center ridge, calf pressure issues?

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    First night in my new DH TB 1.8 poly

    Thx!............
    For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory that is to be revealed to us....that the creation itself also will be set free from its slavery to corruption into the freedom of the glory of the children of God. For we know that the whole creation groans and suffers the pains of childbirth together until now.
    Romans 8:18,21-22

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    Quote Originally Posted by BillyBob58 View Post
    Great to hear! These hammocks, and BIAS, are a couple that I have not yet been able to try out yet.

    How are these Papa Smurf hammocks as far as the infamous non-bridge, center ridge, calf pressure issues?
    I am 5"6' and when I found the sweet diagonal I had none.
    John aka Suede

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    The Stove Daddy HomeMadeHiker's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Space4DaPoppa View Post
    I am 5"6' and when I found the sweet diagonal I had none.
    I'm 5'9" and 160# I'm debating length. Is that in a 10 footer?
    Also why go poly over nylon? I think I might do a heavier wieght maybe 1.8 SL just for durability sake. But I'm not sure about fabrics. Do you stick to poly as much as nylon in the summer?
    Directionally challenged...comicly so.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HomeMadeHiker View Post
    I'm 5'9" and 160# I'm debating length. Is that in a 10 footer?
    Also why go poly over nylon? I think I might do a heavier wieght maybe 1.8 SL just for durability sake. But I'm not sure about fabrics. Do you stick to poly as much as nylon in the summer?
    Yes I got a 10 footer. From what I've read the longer the hammock the less potential for calf ridge, but I am fine at 10'. Also you have a weight penalty for the extra length of an 11' hammock. I went with poly because I like several of the properties of poly over nylon, mostly less stretch, and nice fabric feel. I sacrifice some weight for this. Here is a link to PapaSmurf's fabric comparison.
    John aka Suede

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    I just hung my 1.8oz Poly Taffeta test hammock back up in the workshop. It felt great for the half dozen nights I used it earlier so I think I'll give this one a few more nights.
    I'm 5'7" & 265lbs.

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