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    i don't think laying in the hiker's rest would feel much different than my top entry type w/ spreader bar.
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    What I'm thinking is that with three points tied off, the hammock would have a really difficult time flipping - one of the female dino's real concerns in a top loader. I was terrified in the Speers in 2005 at Trail Days. Didn't try it last year.

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    It's REALLY hard to flip a Speer hammock. The center of gravity is pretty low
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    Quote Originally Posted by headchange4u View Post
    It's REALLY hard to flip a Speer hammock. The center of gravity is pretty low
    yep, it would be hard to flip. as soon as you sit down in it, your point of contact is well below the center of gravity.
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    That is comforting to hear and I may be less skittish now. When I tried the hammocks in 2005, I was only 2-3 months off my walker. I was still quite bruised and tender (I still have three large bruises from that wreck in 8/2004 ). Falling down hurt really bad back then. I did not have the lower body strength on the right side to move myself around much in the hammock - I wasn't able to get into 'the sweet spot' in the Speer and it seems to rock from side to side. My right leg could hold about 80% of my body weight only if it was perfectly positioned - it could not catch me if I fell (this ability has come only in the last few months and is why I have quit using my cane on hard, level surfaces). By the time I got out of the Speers hammock, I was shaking and nauseous from fear.

    I tried the Eno as well. Never found the sweet spot, but sunk in low enough that I wasn't terrified I was going to flip / fall out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Frolicking Dino View Post
    That is comforting to hear and I may be less skittish now. When I tried the hammocks in 2005, I was only 2-3 months off my walker. I was still quite bruised and tender (I still have three large bruises from that wreck in 8/2004 ). Falling down hurt really bad back then. I did not have the lower body strength on the right side to move myself around much in the hammock - I wasn't able to get into 'the sweet spot' in the Speer and it seems to rock from side to side. My right leg could hold about 80% of my body weight only if it was perfectly positioned - it could not catch me if I fell (this ability has come only in the last few months and is why I have quit using my cane on hard, level surfaces). By the time I got out of the Speers hammock, I was shaking and nauseous from fear.

    I tried the Eno as well. Never found the sweet spot, but sunk in low enough that I wasn't terrified I was going to flip / fall out.

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    This dino slept from about 10 PM to 3:30AM. The snow in the area is making my metal parts ache

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