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 Fronkey... with a Twist

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Gadget
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PostSubject: Fronkey... with a Twist   Fronkey... with a Twist EmptyMon 06 Aug 2018, 18:13

Just trying out something different with my latest Fronkey bugnet.
I like to have a larger opening at one end, so that I am able to push back, or deploy the net as and when required.
In the past I have used velcro or a zipper. But when my mate Bobby wanted me to make him one, he suggested making it with a large drawstring opening. I looking into the feasibility, but realised you would need a lot of extra material to enable it to seal fully closed.
But, at that point, I started getting an idea...
at one end, I could have a conventional small cinched hole,
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and at the bottom, the regular partially cinched bottom entry,
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But then, at the other end, I could have a cinched hole, but not actually cinch it up all the way,
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it would act in a similar fashion to the bottom entry, sealing against the hammock, when it is occupied.
Of course, it would need something to stop the net just sliding back of its own accord, so I added some snaps,
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to fix it around the hammock end,
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Here it is in action,

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Will
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PostSubject: Re: Fronkey... with a Twist   Fronkey... with a Twist EmptyMon 06 Aug 2018, 21:55

That’s a fantastic idea! I’ve got a mesh and winter cover fronkey and really like them, apart from the fact I have to take off the quilts to lounge with an uninterrupted view!
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Gadget
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PostSubject: Re: Fronkey... with a Twist   Fronkey... with a Twist EmptyWed 08 Aug 2018, 08:40

I have tried it with the opening at the head end,
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and at the foot end,
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as you can see, with it at the foot end, the hole is not spread as wide.
(prolly something to do with my head and shoulders being somewhat larger than my feet... funnily enough)
This is the way I would use it, I guess. Also has the benefit that, when pushed back, I can stow it neatly in my peak bag.
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PostSubject: Re: Fronkey... with a Twist   Fronkey... with a Twist EmptyThu 09 Aug 2018, 12:01

Made from Dutchware Nanoseeum.
120"x39" (3x1m) and 128g (4.5oz)
(I think the 1mm shockcord and micro cordlocks helped)
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