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    Bizarre to say the least. Not very practical for backpacking however, 5-8kg for a 2 person structure.
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    It looks awesome but it's huge!

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    Wow Juice, you’ve obviously missed the boat (or overhead hanging ark) here.

    This isn’t hard to understand:

    Only 16+ lbs
    Needs a small engineering team (ideally with 2 - 18 ft. ladders) to hang
    Only requires 6-8 hours to set up with plenty of bandages to tend to injuries
    Once drenched by a 20 minute rain would only require 12 days of desert-like bone dry days in the direct sun to dry.
    Could comfortably sleep 1.5 persons with plenty of room for over 500 balloons.

    This is just too funny! I could hear the phone conversation now:

    Sir, you want it to look just like the picture and sleep 2 right? That’ll be $16,210 and of course we’ll take care of shipping!

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    Looks like a gimmick to me...the only place I would want to try this is if I were setting up a permanent base camp in a jungle type environment. Not sure how practical it would be.

    But then again I'm not a huge fan of hammocks anyway. I've got one in my front yard that I use in the summer time to take naps, and I find that if I use it on too regular a basis its just not comfortable to me after awhile...I'm a side sleeper and just find it hard to sleep in the shape of a banana.

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    Oh this thread is crackin' me up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hairball View Post
    It looks awesome but it's huge!

    Sent from my R800x using Tapatalk
    That's what she said.
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    Dammit bulldog you beat me to it!

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    if april 1st were even a little bit closer i would be suspicious...
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    OH, NO -- Bucky Fuller's worst nightmare has come to life: a geodesic dome with a foot and wings! It's an invasion!!!

    Actually, though, it's not THAT much of a conceptual stretch from a "full" geodesic to this...but only for a base camp. I rather like it.
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    Spinning hammocks sounds like an interesting prank!

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    I'm just going to say it...this is incredibly dumb.

    On the 3 person+ I'd argue that it would be tough to find 3 trees perfectly placed (IE no trees in between where you have to tie off and spread apart at a good enough distance) to set up.

    "...as well as offering increased protection from wildlife, including insects, snakes and other predators." Well where's the fun in that?

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    Never mind, it doesn't tie off to trees.

    But I still think it's stupid.

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    Personally, I like the earthquake protection. Gotta get me some of that!

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    I ran across this video while searching the web for lightweight tents available in the color of green... after searching the threads I noted the Tentisle Stingray has been previously posted here on WB and viewed by many, just adding a setup video to the thread for others amusement...

    Tentsile Stingray

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    Quote Originally Posted by TrippLite View Post
    I ran across this video while searching the web for lightweight tents available in the color of green... after searching the threads I noted the Tentisle Stingray has been previously posted here on WB and viewed by many, just adding a setup video to the thread for others amusement...

    Tentsile Stingray

    Bad link... this one should work

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    I actually made one of these this winter. I downsized it to 10 ft sides. Still to heavy for backpacking, but fun. And very comfortable.

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    I have this bookmarked... but for a family basecamp. It's still lighter than our huge 10 man Kelty tent... that sleeps 6. ROFL. We could totally all squeeze in one... right?

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