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  1. #41
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    Framjam, I think "hangle" is a word - a piece of gear really. I believe it's a small bubble level that can clip on your Amsteal suspension. It's designed so the bubble is centered when the hang angle is 30 degrees (or 60 depending upon your point of reference).

    I made a pipe stand I could put up/take down
    https://www.hammockforums.net/forum/...ipe-Stand-Mods

    But
    1) I wasn't comfortable working those pipe threads so often.
    2) "other" people in the house didn't think it was a beautiful as I did.

    The next stand will be a DIY turtle stand with 2 x 2's. Much lighter and easier to put away. About 4 or 5 days a week I sleep outside using rings attached to the house in a covered area in front. Because the rings are a fixed height, it is a challenge with larger (more comfortable) hammocks. Also, I can't see the stars. The Turtle dog style doesn't require any stakes in the ground and bundles up for storage pretty easily.
    Last edited by cougarmeat; 07-16-2018 at 11:22.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cougarmeat View Post
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    The next stand will be a DIY turtle stand with 2 x 2's.

    ...
    Why not a Tensahedron?

  3. #43
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    I looked at the tensahedron thread (80+ pages!) and I think it would be too small for a bridge hammock. My pipe stand is usually 12 ft long for a gathered end hammock and I had a 3 ft extension to make it 15 ft for a bridge (Ridge Runner) hammock. The turtle dog would give me the same flexibility - as long as it doesn't give me too much flexibility.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cougarmeat View Post
    Framjam, I think "hangle" is a word - a piece of gear really. I believe it's a small bubble level that can clip on your Amsteal suspension. It's designed so the bubble is centered when the hang angle is 30 degrees (or 60 depending upon your point of reference).

    I made a pipe stand I could put up/take down
    https://www.hammockforums.net/forum/...ipe-Stand-Mods

    But
    1) I wasn't comfortable working those pipe threads so often.
    2) "other" people in the house didn't think it was a beautiful as I did.

    The next stand will be a DIY turtle stand with 2 x 2's. Much lighter and easier to put away. About 4 or 5 days a week I sleep outside using rings attached to the house in a covered area in front. Because the rings are a fixed height, it is a challenge with larger (more comfortable) hammocks. Also, I can't see the stars. The Turtle dog style doesn't require any stakes in the ground and bundles up for storage pretty easily.
    I went the opposite direction....I started with a turtledog then made a fence rail stand https://www.hammockforums.net/forum/...od-style-stand

    No threads necessary and lighter than a turtledog. Also faster and easier to make.
    My worst night in a hammock was still better than my best night in a tent!!!!

  5. #45

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    My wife and I are 5'4" and 5'3" both <145lbs. Between us we have numerous physical ailments. We sleep in hammocks full time indoors.

    Outdoors, we double hang under one tarp using a spreader bar. In deciding what would be the perfect length tarp for us, we figured that first we needed to determine what would be the minimal length of hammock we could be comfortable. After much experimenting with lengths from 10-12' we both found 11' to be the one.

    We also found that fabric was a major factor as well. Indoors, I mostly use a Towns End Happy Medium bridge in robic 1.2. I made a 62" netless of robic 1.7 and a 60" netless of robic 1.2. I like them both, but the 1.7 is my go to for indoor GE. The 62" width is a bit excessive for me, but not too bad.

    Indoors, my wife likes her netless GE in Hexon 2.4. For car camping she likes her chameleon 2.4. For myself I made a chameleon clone in robic 1.7, 61" wide. For backpacking I intend to make another clone but with robic 1.2, at 60" wide. I like the extra width in the clone because my toes just happen to hit the zipper and inboard d-rings of the original. Also I prefer it because it allows a greater variety of positions, but I always wake up at about the same angle as I do in a "std" 58 incher.

    For back yard, I have two very large trees 19' apart. I also have a tensa4 to use on the deck under an ez-up. The tensa works great with the GE's. I only tried setting up the bridge on it once, but I had interference with the spreader bars and stand tubes. I'll try another day when I have more time.

    Neither one of us can sleep well in a bed anymore. In any case it takes several nights to become reacclimated going from bed to hammock and vise versa. Even switching between GE's and bridges can take me a night or two to be completely comfortable. Neither of us can sleep on the ground at all, and that's with a pad under a 2" inflatable.
    I often think to myself, if only I had an ounce of gold for every stupid thing I've ever said or done... --sqidmark

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    I had this normal net hammock (beach hammock) it was nice and comfy. dont have any other so cannot say much on that.

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    Hefty Hanger - thank you for the URL. If I could put it together that easily - that is, the parts would be available at local store - I'd seriously consider it. Looks like you made a great addition to your hanging options.

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