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  1. Thread: BBXXLC?

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    Yes, the would be a market for a 12' Blackbird in...

    Yes, the would be a market for a 12' Blackbird in Europe. I know plenty of 6' plus men who upgraded from an XLC to a 12' hammock because they felt to constricted in the XLC.

    Making an XXLC would...
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    I consider the Minifly to be a summer or fair...

    I consider the Minifly to be a summer or fair weather tarp. It will keep the hammock dry if hung properly, but not much more. I had the Edge (the Minifly without the beaks) with me on a 5 day hike,...
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    It sounds like you're on the taller side. That...

    It sounds like you're on the taller side. That means you might have to hang the head end quite a bit lower than a shorter person. In order for the XLC and the Wooki to work well, your heels should...
  4. Getting your tarp taut is not only a fabric...

    Getting your tarp taut is not only a fabric issue, but also a design issue. I mostly use Warbonnet silnylon tarps and have had no problem to set them up without sag. But tarps with edge binding have...
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    You don't have to unhook the hammock, just lift...

    You don't have to unhook the hammock, just lift it a bit to take the weight off. If you find it too difficult to hold on to the bar, just tie a small cord loop through the hole on the upper plate and...
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    Just don't use an adjustable ridgeline with the...

    Just don't use an adjustable ridgeline with the Chameleon or the XLC. Or any hammock with an integrated net. Otherwise you'll damage either the net or the zipper. Or both. If not right away then long...
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    In my experience, you won't need a wider Wooki...

    In my experience, you won't need a wider Wooki for a wider hammock. I made my first Wooki-style underquilt 63" wide, and was surprised that the sides came up around me like a taco. I decreased the...
  8. Sure, it's easy to extend the suspension of a...

    Sure, it's easy to extend the suspension of a standard Wooki XL, although I cannot recommend shock cord for this purpose. As long as you keep the elastic Wooki band, just add a piece of mason line or...
  9. Warbonnet makes a custom 12' Wooki if you ask...

    Warbonnet makes a custom 12' Wooki if you ask them. At least the did one for a member over at the German forum.
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    With regards to the fit, the Wooki is much...

    With regards to the fit, the Wooki is much better. You don't have to choose between no gaps and no pressure on head and feet. The only thing where the Yeti has advantage is weight. So if you want to...
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    You won't get an answer that applies necessarily...

    You won't get an answer that applies necessarily to your situation, because whether you get a calf ridge mainly depends on two factors: lay angle and fabric stretch.

    The stretchier the hammock...
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    The 15D nylon is not easy to damage. And if you...

    The 15D nylon is not easy to damage. And if you start with a longer suspension and shorten it gradually until the Wooki hangs tight enough, it's not likely to overload it.
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    I tried a shock cord extension at first, but that...

    I tried a shock cord extension at first, but that made the suspension too elastic. The beauty of the Wooki is that it sits really tight against the hammock, so that there are far less air bubbles...
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    With the 1.75 mm Dyneema lines I use to hang my...

    With the 1.75 mm Dyneema lines I use to hang my tarp, hardware is simply faster and easier to use. Also easier to tension and keep the tension. I have never lost any hardware, because it stays...
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    I'm sleeping in a Luxury (single layer version of...

    I'm sleeping in a Luxury (single layer version of the Big Guy) most nights indoor, but I don't use a stand. So far, I should have about 90 nights in my Hexon 2.4 Luxury and 90 nights in a 1.3 MTN XL...
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    My solution depends on the kind of trip I'm...

    My solution depends on the kind of trip I'm planning.

    Hiking in an area where there are trees: take the hammock and keep walking until I find two trees.
    Hiking in an area with absolutely no...
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    You can easily achieve a better fit of the Wooki...

    You can easily achieve a better fit of the Wooki by re-whipping it a bit differently. No sewing necessary. I posted a couple of pictures of the process here.
  18. In my opinion, the bulk of the hammock is not...

    In my opinion, the bulk of the hammock is not really a problem. You can make a hammock with a tiny packing volume if you make it short, narrow and from the lightest fabric that still holds your...
  19. If you only use the BB at home and don't need to...

    If you only use the BB at home and don't need to adjust the suspension length, I'd recommend a fixed suspension. I use both straps with triglides (to form a loop that won't slip) or woven daisy chain...
  20. So the same BB has been hanging in the same place...

    So the same BB has been hanging in the same place and you haven't changed the suspension length or angle, and still a calf ridge has developed?

    As I said, the calf ridge is always there, and...
  21. Did you switch to a single layer BB or a lighter...

    Did you switch to a single layer BB or a lighter fabric? The calf ridge is basically caused by the heavier torso, and the more stretchy the fabric is, the more pronounced it gets. It also depends on...
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    I prefer 3-4 oz of overstuff in my quilts for two...

    I prefer 3-4 oz of overstuff in my quilts for two reasons. As has been mentioned several times, the down doesn't move as much. With my standard fill quilts, I have to be way more careful to...
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    If the tarp has been stored dark and dry, I see...

    If the tarp has been stored dark and dry, I see no reason why it wouldn't work as well as when you packed it away. If you are doubtful, just hang it up in your backyard (if you have one) and give it...
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    It sounds like you want to switch your lay but...

    It sounds like you want to switch your lay but not your entry side. If a person with a regular lay would want to do what you are doing, they would get in and out on the shelf side. While this is...
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    The lay direction has nothing to do with the...

    The lay direction has nothing to do with the compatibility. Both the Wooki XL with the regular lay direction as with the reverse lay direction will fit the XLC.
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    All high quality underquilts work with the XLC....

    All high quality underquilts work with the XLC. But underquilts that are shaped like the hammock they are covering work best. My suggestion would be: get the XLC first and improvise the insulation to...
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    If you want down, go for the Wooki. If you want...

    If you want down, go for the Wooki. If you want synthetic, go for the Trailwinder.

    Personally, I'm not willing to carry the kind of weight that I would have to if I went with synthetic - but...
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    True, but at the same time, the net should get...

    True, but at the same time, the net should get stretched more perpendicular. And the increase in ridgeline length from normal use shouldn't be dramatic. But if the length really is much longer than...
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    How could the bug net sag if the ridgeline...

    How could the bug net sag if the ridgeline lengthened? Wouldn't it become tighter? If I'm not imagining this incorrectly, wouldn't the ridgeline need to be shorter for the net to become saggy?
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    A second hammock layer will provide an extra...

    A second hammock layer will provide an extra barrier - but only if it is a third fabric layer, with your clothes being the first layer. If your bare skin is in contact with the hammock, mosquitoes...
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    It has nothing to do with tarp coverage or the...

    It has nothing to do with tarp coverage or the use of an UQP in my case. 99% of my hanging experience is indoors because I have replaced my bed with a hammock 8 years ago. Under those conditions...
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    I still have an Incubator but only use it for my...

    I still have an Incubator but only use it for my bridge hammocks anymore because - like all underquilts with corner suspension - it doesn't fit the shape of a GE hammock very well. A quilt that hangs...
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    You won't find any (useful) patterns because the...

    You won't find any (useful) patterns because the dimensions differ depending on the ridgeline length to hammock length ratio. Most asym bug nets are cut like a parallelogram, to keep the bug net taut...
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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...
  42. 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...
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