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Old 04-11-2016, 03:08 PM   #1
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cool hammock/seat thing!

Just saw this, looks like a really nice compact product! Anyone used one?

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Old 04-11-2016, 04:45 PM   #2
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Looks uncomfortable for anyone over 25.
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Wayne and Sam.....I agree....lol!!

When I saw it, I had visions of two pigs fighting under a blanket and that would be me trying to get in and out of it.
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cool hammock/seat thing!

It's a cool thing, and evidently an original idea. How many times have I swished garbage bags around in the air to open them up without thinking of this idea? The problem I see is, I wonder if they work as well as the video seems to show. For example, I bought a kayak that was supposed to be so stable that you could stand up and fish in it, and they had videos of people doing that. The first time I got in it, it rolled over and dumped me in the lake. Sitting, mind you, not trying to stand up.

If I look closely at the people in the inflatable lounger, they don't look exactly relaxed. They look like they're TRYING to look relaxed, while tensing to avoid rolling over. If someone I might be inclined to trust, like an unbiased member of this forum, were to buy one and report back to us that it's entirely stable and not inclined to roll over, I might buy one too. Otherwise, once bitten, twice shy.
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For example, I bought a kayak that was supposed to be so stable that you could stand up and fish in it, and they had videos of people doing that. The first time I got in it, it rolled over and dumped me in the lake. Sitting, mind you, not trying to stand up.
Kayaks— and all boats— have initial stability and secondary stability. Initial stability resists rolling over; secondary stability permits rolling back upright. Anything you can stand up in has high initial stability and virtually no secondary stability, but kayaks are usually the opposite, low initial stability and high secondary stability so you can do "Eskimo rolls" to roll yourself back upright after a capsize. A trick I unfortunately haven't mastered.
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If I look closely at the people in the inflatable lounger, they don't look exactly relaxed. They look like they're TRYING to look relaxed, while tensing to avoid rolling over. If someone I might be inclined to trust, like an unbiased member of this forum, were to buy one and report back to us that it's entirely stable and not inclined to roll over, I might buy one too. Otherwise, once bitten, twice shy.
I suspect the key is to not inflate it too much— or too little. Kind of like the old beanbag chairs; too many beanbags in the chair and you'd never be able to sit in it; too few and you'd never be able to get back up out of it.
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