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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...
  6. 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...
  7. 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...
  8. 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...
  10. 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....
  11. 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...
  12. 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...
  13. 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...
  15. 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.
  18. 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.
  26. 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...
  27. 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...
  28. 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...
  29. 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:
  39. Thanks, I'll try to reach out to him via Facebook.

    Thanks, I'll try to reach out to him via Facebook.
  40. Do you mean that Dutch bought RLM? I never read...

    Do you mean that Dutch bought RLM? I never read anything like that. Just wondering if Eric is alright.
  41. Ridgeline Media Systems (HangTime Hook) still in business?

    Does anybody know if Ridgeline Media Systems (manufacturer of the HangTime Hooks) is still in business? I've been trying to contact him via e-mail and the contact form and haven't received a reply. I...
  42. Are you continually switching the net of your XLC...

    Are you continually switching the net of your XLC to change the lay direction? The XLC is not a symmetrical hammock, so you would have to fiddle around a lot if you want to flip flop. My guess is, if...
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    I damaged two 10D underquilts. Since then I...

    I damaged two 10D underquilts. Since then I prefer stronger fabrics. The Wooki I currently use most is 20D, but my 15D underquilt feels strong enough, too.
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    As far as I know, the Tablecloth fabric is on the...

    As far as I know, the Tablecloth fabric is on the stretchier side. With stretchier fabrics you can counteract the stretch partially with curved ends. I prefer using less stretchy fabrics - so there...
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    What I have done with my prototypes is, I have...

    What I have done with my prototypes is, I have drawn the different shapes on both ends with chalk, and stitched along the drawn line with a thin Dyneema fishing thread. Then I cinched the fabric up...
  46. It would work if the non-Warbonnet hammock had...

    It would work if the non-Warbonnet hammock had about the same hammock body and ridgeline length. I measured my XLC with about 124" hammock body length from whipping to whipping, and about 110"...
  47. Sorry, I don't have pictures. But since you have...

    Sorry, I don't have pictures. But since you have both, why don't you try it? Just make sure to start with a very long extension and decrease the length gradually until the Wooki is snug against the...
  48. You can attach it anyway you like. Mini biners...

    You can attach it anyway you like. Mini biners work. Just make sure to add an extension, as the HG hammock is longer than the XLC. Otherwise you will bust the rubber band - or rip the Wooki.
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    Some of my shaped hammocks were more comfortable...

    Some of my shaped hammocks were more comfortable than others, but I found that using a hammock fabric with the right amount of stretch, and getting the length, width and especially the sag right were...
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    I have built 23 shaped hammocks and have not...

    I have built 23 shaped hammocks and have not managed to come up with a successful design. In order to achieve a truly flat lay, you need to push the fabric apart for example with an air pad. This is...
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