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    I had a pretty good experience with them too....

    I had a pretty good experience with them too. When I ordered my UQ a few years ago, I followed it up with an email inquiring what the ETA was since at the time they didn't have it on the website...or...
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    There's no comparison to HyperD...AirWave I...

    There's no comparison to HyperD...AirWave I thought was far easier to work with, HyperD is a headache in rolled goods form. I don't use it in my projects more because of 1.7 MTN which is stronger,...
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    When I use buckles it's the aluminum ones from...

    When I use buckles it's the aluminum ones from Warbonnet. Simple, easy to adjust even under light or moderate load, easy to use with cold fingers...they just all around work great for me.

    Usually...
  4. Looks good! But now you're hooked on diy......

    Looks good!

    But now you're hooked on diy... <maniacal laugh>
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    That's a couple hours from my driveway, it's been...

    That's a couple hours from my driveway, it's been raining (steady at times) but it hasn't been heavy, and I generally get more precipitation given my proximity to the lakes. I'm northward over the...
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    One word about the Flyz: I have a couple I bought...

    One word about the Flyz: I have a couple I bought on here, and I love them. They work really great. And you're right those things are smaller than they look in the pictures and potentially easy to...
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    My first hammock was an XLC, and it really has...

    My first hammock was an XLC, and it really has the best features of any gathered end hammock I've tried...that shelf...I get irritated in other GE hammocks because they don't have it. It's true you...
  8. ...just a thought on Hardware for OP: It will...

    ...just a thought on Hardware for OP: It will fray the line after a while, but some puts more wear than others. We've mentioned Fig9's...I love them but stopped using them because of the teeth. Even...
  9. Well that's better than my first guess. Not gonna...

    Well that's better than my first guess. Not gonna lie at first I thought it was a dried pumpkin stem :scared:
  10. +1 for Tarpticks, also the MicroTi GLT from...

    +1 for Tarpticks, also the MicroTi GLT from Loopalien. Also the Fig9!

    All work well, but that MicroTi...keep an eye on those because if you drop it you will never find it.



    This is so cool!...
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    So we're talking about impact strength versus...

    So we're talking about impact strength versus simple forces at play with tight ridgelines?

    You've all likely seen this but perhaps it'll help the discussion at hand...or not. I'm not a maths...
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    Does anyone have feedback with Lawson's Ironwire?...

    Does anyone have feedback with Lawson's Ironwire? It must be popular it's all sold out in the longer hanks, just wondering if it's worth the premium and what everyone's thoughts are about it. thanks!
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    I doubt the issue would be with the fabric...I...

    I doubt the issue would be with the fabric...I have 1.2MTN in my last bridge build, and after many hangs there are also no issues with it; bridges are significantly higher stress and my pattern...
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    Gentlemen, you can't fight in here. This is the...

    Gentlemen, you can't fight in here. This is the War Room!
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    I know this isn't directed at me and I'm very new...

    I know this isn't directed at me and I'm very new to building bridges, but yes you can shorten the width to raise end. I don't remember how far back it was but some users here have experimented with...
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    I've looked over a couple others to understand...

    I've looked over a couple others to understand the basic idea, but plan on introducing new ideas myself now I have a few bridges under my belt. We'll see if those ideas things actually improve...
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    I use a Bernina 1030 and am working on laying out...

    I use a Bernina 1030 and am working on laying out the same project! I've been looking for a 930 for a while, they don't sell cheap when you want one in decent shape.
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    I have the .600 and .710 set from Ruta Locura,...

    I have the .600 and .710 set from Ruta Locura, and the wall width looks like 1mm. My calipers may be a bit off (yes, I broke out my calipers!), it actually reads closer to 0.045" which is 1.1mm. I...
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    Brian that is one of the best bridges I've seen...

    Brian that is one of the best bridges I've seen yet and I love the step x step photos...too few MYOGers use the rich bright colors.

    I've made 5 or 6 bridges as I tweak my pattern...I hope one day...
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    The beauty of making it yourself is that you can...

    The beauty of making it yourself is that you can tinker around with the cut and the features to get exactly what you want. I made a simple 11.5' hammock from leftover 1.0 HyperD and it was incredibly...
  21. The Blackbird XLC was my main hammock for quite a...

    The Blackbird XLC was my main hammock for quite a while, and it could be considered an "ultimate" gathered end hammock I suppose...it's wide enough and has some features you either won't find...
  22. I'm familiar with a fair amount of the area...

    I'm familiar with a fair amount of the area around Cranberry, but darned if I can find Peavine Swamp...?
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    I've bought my cordage from RBTR as well, good...

    I've bought my cordage from RBTR as well, good prices & shipping and I've always had good service. If you need a lot of it, they sell whole spools too at a better price.
  24. Cranberry Lake is beautiful, I was there about...

    Cranberry Lake is beautiful, I was there about 6wks ago (trying out my new bridge hammock!). There's primitive spots in the Five Ponds wilderness a few miles E of the campground, but they're a good...
  25. I use 1.75mm Zingit for non-load bearing...

    I use 1.75mm Zingit for non-load bearing ridgelines (eg, anything but the hammock). Never had anything even remotely considered a failure or a potential failure.



    Plus the taper also...
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    I bought my Superfly on a cosmetic blemish mark...

    I bought my Superfly on a cosmetic blemish mark down, and for the life of me I've never been able to find exactly what's wrong with it. They distinguish between cosmetic and functional blemishes, I...
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    ^^ What he said. I have shock cord tensioners on...

    ^^ What he said. I have shock cord tensioners on my Silnylon Superfly, and it works like it's supposed to; definitely a noticeable benefit. When I get myself around to making my Silpoly one I'll...
  28. I hang low enough in my 2nd bedroom gear loft...

    I hang low enough in my 2nd bedroom gear loft that I use my Coleman cooler; I have the wall mounts low enough that a catastrophic failure in my MYOG hammocks won't kill me. The cooler is a tad low...
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    That looks really sharp, I love the "making of"...

    That looks really sharp, I love the "making of" pictures too.

    EDIT: Actually I have a question too while I'm at it, and since you mentioned it...is the strip of Hex70 between the zipper and the...
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    I made a similar bridge myself, at least in...

    I made a similar bridge myself, at least in regard to the head and foot widths. I'm 5'8 and 145#, and I think the feet get a little cramped, not the shoulders. I redid with an extra 4" on the foot...
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    Bill you continue to amaze me with how...

    Bill you continue to amaze me with how knowledgeable and helpful you are. :)
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    My thoughts as well....I went from a diamond...

    My thoughts as well....I went from a diamond 10x10 to a Superfly and fully anticipated I'd still be using my diamond in the summer, but as it happens the weight difference over (or under?) my...
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    Looks really good for the first or tenth one! My...

    Looks really good for the first or tenth one! My first one came out looking like a first project...the bugnet was troublesome I found.

    ...don't forget to let the air out of the saddlebags when you...
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    that's the reason I'm interested in about the...

    that's the reason I'm interested in about the toggles too...I love my Dutch Flyz but they're not the easiest things to slide if I need to move them closer/further to the tree. If the holes were just...
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    I've got a Superfly I bought several years ago...

    I've got a Superfly I bought several years ago and I love it. Warbonnet offers the choice of two fabrics, Silynylon or Silpoly. I can't vouch for the other options mentioned but I love the Superfly,...
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    Thank you! I was looking at these:...

    Thank you!

    I was looking at these: https://www.ebay.com/itm/284275821073?hash=item423028ca11:g:VeMAAOSwNMhgid5s

    ...way off price. :scared:
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    I looked up Jeff's toggles, and they're $15 a pop...

    I looked up Jeff's toggles, and they're $15 a pop on eBay, compared to $8/ea for Flyz...am I looking in the wrong place? I am genuinely curious if they can found cheaper. Thanks!
  38. The generic one doesn't need a second tree to tie...

    The generic one doesn't need a second tree to tie off on, Dutch's chair looks comfy but it does limit your options. I'd have trouble even finding a nice hang for the the generic one.
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    Zing-it works great for me. This season I...

    Zing-it works great for me. This season I switched from a trucker's hitch to a Dutch hook and either a Dutch Fly, Figure 9, or LoopAlien MicroTi for tensioning. Knots are great, and I love the appeal...
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    They probably used to do things like this years ago, living off the land, before down was readily available. I mean, it'll stink like a dog when it gets wet, but it's cheap, readily available,...
  41. I've now made bridge hammocks with both HyperD...

    I've now made bridge hammocks with both HyperD 1.6 and MTN 1.2, and the MTN definitely seems stronger. I'm only 140lbs soaking wet so not much of a test, but the HyperD is very billowy and stretchy....
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    I bought a couple Flyz off someone here on HF and...

    I bought a couple Flyz off someone here on HF and I like how simple they are. I'm not sure where the fiddle factor is for how you setup, but the tight way the Zingit loops around the Flyz through the...
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    Right to the point on this, and using anything...

    Right to the point on this, and using anything the wrong way or the right way long enough will result in wear and eventual failure if continued. It boils down to common sense and knowing your gear,...
  44. I used to be a mod at a popular Photoshop and web...

    I used to be a mod at a popular Photoshop and web design forum, every community has it's unwritten rules and some mods are more sensitive to certain things so there's discussions about it. Donating...
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    I think it's a cool exercise in both marketing...

    I think it's a cool exercise in both marketing buzz and potential projects later down the road, but I agree fabric that light is asking for problems when you're putting a load in it. Especially when...
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    I'm usually about 18-24" up. Just high enough to...

    I'm usually about 18-24" up. Just high enough to stay either out of reach or not easily mangled by little critters than amble underneath my hammock at 2am, but not so high I'll get seriously mangled...
  47. I use a ridgeline with prussiks for my Superfly...

    I use a ridgeline with prussiks for my Superfly too, and once I got the setup done everything goes into the two piece snakeskin. The ridgeline (yellow zingit) goes through the snakeskin and the...
  48. I've had the semi slow drop as well with the...

    I've had the semi slow drop as well with the Turtles, and it's always been the result of not using them correctly. IMO if one watches the video - and follows it - you won't have issues. And any...
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    I have my stakes in a bag and my lines in the...

    I have my stakes in a bag and my lines in the snakeskin with my rainfly.
  50. I made tiny little continuous loops from Zingit....

    I made tiny little continuous loops from Zingit. :laugh:
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