||[Apr. 13th, 2007|02:41 pm]
I bought a hammock in Belize.
I bought some hardware at Home Depot last night to hang it on my office deck, diagonally between two beams.
I shrugged at the "not for carrying human weight" warning on both the clip and hook mount, considering a single clip said it could bear 280 lbs and there's no way 560 lbs is getting in the hammock anyway. So whatever, no problems....
I was wrong.
It worked for a bit, but not once I started bouncing and swinging in it as a stress test.
In fairness, and to highlight my stupidity, the hook mount didn't have a max load weighting. I'd figured, "hey, it's metal! and that other metal thing says 280 lbs!". But the hook mount was two parts, and the welding busted. I should go find one that's one part.