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    Thanks for all the tips. It was not my intent to...

    Thanks for all the tips. It was not my intent to bad-mouth the Tensa4, and I know that where there is a will, I could most likely make a Tensa4 work even under unfavorable circumstances. I'm just...
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    In my opinion both stands have different...

    In my opinion both stands have different strengths and weaknesses, although I have to admit that I have not yet used a Cricket Stand. Since I'm not located in the US, I would have to add customs fees...
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    My problems with the Tera line are, that there's...

    My problems with the Tera line are, that there's only a fraction of the colors available, and that the thread ends tend to unravel really easy. Also my machine doesn't seem to like the slipperiness...
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    I haven't noticed extensive flexing, but I'm only...

    I haven't noticed extensive flexing, but I'm only 145 lbs and have only really used it once so far. I would recommend contacting Ulrich, the Cross Hammock maker and ask him. He has been using his own...
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    You can read about it here: Origin of the Tensa4...

    You can read about it here: Origin of the Tensa4 hammock stand
    I guess the design has been around for centuries.
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    Since the tubes all have the same diameter, they...

    Since the tubes all have the same diameter, they don't nest. This means that the stand only packs down to a bundle of approx. 6" x 22.5". I don't know if I could find enough space for it in my pack....
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    I have one, but have only used it once so far....

    I have one, but have only used it once so far. It's sturdy enough for when I need to go lighter than the Tensa4.
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    Another extremely cold (female) sleeper here....

    Another extremely cold (female) sleeper here. Like you, I use way more insulation than pretty much all (male) forum members would recommend. If I were to sleep outdoors at 26F, I would also use...
  9. I use Mara 100 (also known as "sew-all") thread...

    I use Mara 100 (also known as "sew-all") thread for quilts, and a 70 needle. Since there is hardly any load on quilt seams, it doesn't make sense to use thicker threads. And as noted, thicker threads...
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    Both fabrics give me back-pain in a single layer...

    Both fabrics give me back-pain in a single layer hammock because they are so stretchy, but due to the ripstop pattern, the Hexon should be somewhat less stretchy. My guess is, that the ripstop also...
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    I just compared the shock cord of my XLC to the...

    I just compared the shock cord of my XLC to the shock cord sizes Dutch sells, and the strength it's closest to is the 3/32". 1/8" is overkill in my opinion.
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    It sounds like the biner was not clipped in. If...

    It sounds like the biner was not clipped in. If it is clipped into the suspension, it prevents the zipper from being over-stressed and damaged. The last time I heard, Warbonnet did repair damages...
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    I never had a problem, threading the back-spliced...

    I never had a problem, threading the back-spliced end of a 1.75 mm Lash-It / Zing-It line through Dutch tarp hardware. Only the Nama Claws are a bit tricky. It's best to thread them on the rope...
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    You will always lie in the same way in the...

    You will always lie in the same way in the hammock. The only thing that changes when you hang the foot-end higher is that you slide closer towards the head-end.
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    With the Wooki, the only thing that is "designed...

    With the Wooki, the only thing that is "designed for the BlackBird or XLC" is the length. The Wooki is simply an ultralight insulated hammock, and it will fit under any normal GE hammock. The only...
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    You might find interested NRW hangers at the...

    You might find interested NRW hangers at the German Hammock Forums. According to the hanger's map, there are quite a few members west of the Rhine.
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    Most beginners try to use a pad. I did so, too....

    Most beginners try to use a pad. I did so, too. The two main reasons are that pretty much everybody already owns a pad and a comparable underquilt is usually expensive, and there is always the worry...
  18. I doubt you would notice a difference in...

    I doubt you would notice a difference in compressibility. Yes, the 10D fabric is a bit thinner than the 20D. But there are maybe 5.5 sqy of fabric in a top quilt. Cut and folded you would probably...
  19. It depends on where the drafts are coming from...

    It depends on where the drafts are coming from and if the UQP is able to cover those areas. I have had more success with socks. Both won't help much if you are in direct contact with uninsulated...
  20. I have used both underquilts and pads together in...

    I have used both underquilts and pads together in single layer bridge hammocks, and it helps for areas where you are in direct contact with the fabric but not the pad. It doesn't help with drafts,...
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    No, the width of the Wooki-clone does not have to...

    No, the width of the Wooki-clone does not have to be extra wide. I started with a fabric approximately 65" wide and found that it came up over both sides a couple of inches. My current Wooki-clone is...
  22. It wasn't until this year. I guess it was just...

    It wasn't until this year. I guess it was just easier for them to do it this way. I still prefer the old way of exchanging the old suspension or continuous loop completely with the buckle suspension....
  23. The current Warbonnet cinch buckles have a...

    The current Warbonnet cinch buckles have a shorter loop because they're simply larksheaded onto the existing continuous loop. This lengthens the minimum distance needed between trees, but it's easier...
  24. My guess is, a little goes a long way. You could...

    My guess is, a little goes a long way. You could experiment by adding extensions to the existing dog bones before splicing the final length. If you have two pairs of whoopie slings, you could try...
  25. Here is a pretty helpful tutorial:...

    Here is a pretty helpful tutorial: https://www.hammockforums.net/forum/showthread.php/75722-How-To-Install-A-Bug-Net-The-Easy-Way
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    I think, pads don't work well enough in GE...

    I think, pads don't work well enough in GE hammocks. If you would like to keep a pad in your set-up, look at 90 hammocks (Amok Draumr or Cross Hammock) or a bridge hammock. Both types work well with...
  27. It can be hard to get a good seal when you are...

    It can be hard to get a good seal when you are not lying in the exact area. I simply re-whipped the foot-end of my Wookis to tighten both the foot and shoulder sides. I posted instructions here.
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    The ridgeline is there for one purpose in netless...

    The ridgeline is there for one purpose in netless hammocks, and two purposes in hammocks with an integrated net. Firstly it is there to guarantee a consistent hang, by helping you to always get a...
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    My experience is that any underquilt that fits me...

    My experience is that any underquilt that fits me in any GE hammock can be made to fit me in any longer GE hammock. You might just have to extend the UQ suspension.
  30. You got me excited for a moment, because I hoped...

    You got me excited for a moment, because I hoped that they offer a 15D option again. But this only seems to be the case for the camo fabrics. I would always opt for 15D over 10D because 15D is a lot...
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    Yes, that's what I did, too, when I was still...

    Yes, that's what I did, too, when I was still using pads. But that adds another moving component to the pad dance. If it would have been just one problem, I could have found some kind of solution for...
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    All cinch buckles work by pinching the webbing...

    All cinch buckles work by pinching the webbing hard and the webbing can become almost molded to them. The buckles with the insert are easier to release, but the buckles with two plates hold the load...
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    In my experience, the double layer does not...

    In my experience, the double layer does not prevent the pad from slipping into a less than ideal position, but it will prevent you from moving it back to where you need it effectively. However, even...
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    Like DD does...

    Like DD does?

    I have tried a couple of methods, including mini spreader bars. Some worked better than others, but none worked like I hope it would. In my opinion the best option was the Timp...
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    I can't speak for Onewind, but a "from x to x"...

    I can't speak for Onewind, but a "from x to x" generally makes sense to me. I would simply assume the lower temperature to be the under comfort limit for warm sleepers and the higher temperature...
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    If you can find one tree, you would only need one...

    If you can find one tree, you would only need one other anchor point. It doesn't need to be a Tensa Solo, though. I would suggest a single Tensa Trekking Treez, but they're out of stock. Another...
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    I contribute this:


    https://youtu.be/c0-uOekjcU0

    Bottom line: hardware doesn't stop the water reliably. I use a piece of string.
  38. I don't know any 40D calendared fabrics. But DIY...

    I don't know any 40D calendared fabrics. But DIY Gear Supply sells 70D calendared fabric. I bought some, years ago, but never made anything with it, because I couldn't decide if the sh*tty looking...
  39. The TE Luxury is the only hammock I have used so...

    The TE Luxury is the only hammock I have used so far, in which I can side sleep similar to side sleeping in a bed. Can't say anything definitively on belly sleeping as I don't belly sleep. But TE...
  40. I never had problems with shoulder squeeze...

    I never had problems with shoulder squeeze (probably because I'm too narrow), but I've had all kinds of other problems with different bridge hammocks I tried. I ended up with a Townsend Luxury bridge...
  41. There's no wiggle room with making the ridgeline...

    There's no wiggle room with making the ridgeline longer, in my opinion. Or if there is, it's in the fractions of inches. Unless you either use the hammock without the net or modify the net heavily.
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    For me, the Blackbirds are the most comfortable...

    For me, the Blackbirds are the most comfortable netted hammocks on the market. I use the original Blackbird for hiking and the XLC / Eldorado for everynight hanging. I assume they are more...
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    Here is what I do: take a piece of Mara 70...

    Here is what I do: take a piece of Mara 70 thread, thread it through a needle, go through the Nama Claw from the other end, put the needle through the end of the backsplice (just enough so that it...
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    What nylon have you been using for your current...

    What nylon have you been using for your current hammock? 20D nylon has way more stretch than 70D nylon. The 1.2 oz MTN is actually a lot stretchier than a 70D ripstop nylon. I get back pain in a 1.2...
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    I bought the quilts a year earlier than the...

    I bought the quilts a year earlier than the Ninox, and tried using it with a couple of other GE hammocks. I never tried it with the Ninox, seeing that the Ninox is so wide and looks like it's...
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    I bought the Ninox and the Inferno quilt combo....

    I bought the Ninox and the Inferno quilt combo. Of the three, I only found the top quilt useful. I cannot lie as flat in the Ninox as in most normal GE hammocks. The walls are very steep and there's...
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    As suggested, I would always try to find and use...

    As suggested, I would always try to find and use existing anchors - the base of a bush, roots, smaller trees, rocks, man-made structures or anything that is sufficiently strong. You could also try...
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    The magic is in the design i.e. the pattern. Not...

    The magic is in the design i.e. the pattern. Not so much the hammock body, but definitely the zippered net. It needs to be taut when you're lying in the hammock, but not so tight it rips or keeps you...
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    I use shock cord as a fuse. I want it to break...

    I use shock cord as a fuse. I want it to break before my tarp rips. If the stake broke before the shock cord did, the stake is crap. As far as I know, a storm can turn anything into a projectile. No...
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    Haven't seen this design, yet. I like the looks...

    Haven't seen this design, yet. I like the looks of it :thumbup1:
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