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    Wonder if ?

    If Brandon could make a stiffer rr bridge hammock for me .... I have the bb XLC 1.7 d. But I am getting hooked on hammock I g and want to try a bridge hammock out ..... I'm 6 foot 265 pounds

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    I politely suggest you ask Brandon....or we can make wild guesses.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gmcttr View Post
    I politely suggest you ask Brandon....or we can make wild guesses.
    +1

    He is the only one to actuly know....

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    You're only 15lbs over the weight limit. Eat a couple of salads.

    My personal opinion is you would be fine with the new fat-kid (me) spreader bars he recently sent out. I still haven't switched them out, much to Brandon's displeasure, with the original spreader bars. I weigh somewhere between 240 and 245 depending on what's on the grill this week. The bars flex pretty good when I'm in the hammock, but I think I've got around 60 nights and countless loungings in my RidgeRunner; original bars are holding just fine.

    I don't speak on behalf of Warbonnet or make any kind of claims as to their ability to support your weight; just relaying my own experiences. Brandon will give you the legal safe answer, as he should.

    If you really want to try a bridge, you can always switch-out the spreader bars it comes with that are designed with hiking (lightweight) in mind, for something beefier. I'm sure one of the bridge-experts will correct me if I'm wrong, but I think the spreader bars are the weak link on a bridge design. So switching them for something heavier duty should also increase the weight limits.

    I think.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cannibal View Post

    If you really want to try a bridge, you can always switch-out the spreader bars it comes with that are designed with hiking (lightweight) in mind, for something beefier. I'm sure one of the bridge-experts will correct me if I'm wrong, but I think the spreader bars are the weak link on a bridge design. So switching them for something heavier duty should also increase the weight limits.

    I think.
    Really?

    I was thinking it would be stitching along the length.
    If all I've got to do is get some heavy bars, could it do 300lbs??
    I wonder. Hmmmmmm...

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    Wait for confirmation from one of the smart people. I'm just thinking out loud.
    Trust nobody!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cannibal View Post
    Wait for confirmation from one of the smart people. I'm just thinking out loud.
    I'm no engineer, but everything I know about it is that it's the spreader bars and the width of the hammock, at the middle. It's mostly about not overstressing the bars and then making sure you're not too wide to comfortably fit where it curves in at the mid point.

    I agree with Cannibal, it should be good for you at 265, especially if you use the heavier-duty bars, and especially if you don't find it too narrow.
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