“I think that when the lies are all told and forgot the truth will be there yet. It dont move about from place to place and it dont change from time to time. You cant corrupt it any more than you can salt salt.” - Cormac McCarthy
Edit...in addition..e-mailing is great!! I can sit down and have a conversation with a customer at midnight and not disrupt either house's sleeping members!
Last edited by 2Questions; 08-27-2012 at 10:09.
2QZQ Hammock Specialties
Hennessy Hammock zipper modifications
Sewn on Tarp doors, Pole Pockets, and Grizz Beaks
Ridgeline and gear organizers, peak storage bags, UQ protectors, 2QZQ tree table!
WarbonnetOutdoors has just introduced a whole new system. Not radical, any more than the previous Blackbird was radical, but intensely innovative. But considering how few changes have been made to the Blackbird, it should be obvious to everyone that the research and development that Warbonnetguy puts into the design,--including tailoring -- and execution of his products is extensive. That takes time, of which there is only so much if products are also to be made here.
Off-topic: If you think you need stroking, what you really would benefit more from is to to try the product at a hang, or to lay out the cash, buy, try , and resell. It will cost shipping charges and a bit of faith.I'd rather 2QZQs approach from all makers, than reports from a user that he so much appreciated the hour he spent jawing with the maker of a piece of gear, when the only special needs were for the buyer to be reassured about his purchase.
Look at where the experimentation and innovation is taking place. Then look where products are introduced that offer not much more than lower price and application of craft tools.
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I bought two hammocks from two different vendors today. Both are respected here at HF because of the quality products they offer. For me, I definately factored in that both answered the phone today when I had questions prior to the final order submission.
Can't say if they are still that way 6 years later, but I thought that was fine service indeed! ( BTW, I still have and use that hammock and SS but I have cut the net off. And I just bought a used one today from Boothill. I have several other hammocks that I really like, but I still think well of my first hammock/insulation combo, the HH Explorer UL with SS!)
Apparently, signature that I used from 2006 no longer tolerated so now deleted.
The more I give hammock demos, the more I'm convinced that hammocks are not unlike those "sleep number beds" where you have to "dial in" the mattress. There is a lot of personalization in a hammock, and in Mad777's other post, he nails it on the head -- FIT MATTERS!
I can gloat about how comfortable hammocks are, but I've met folks who just can't stand them. I've also met folks who are BIG and TALL who prefer tiny hammocks. There are some general considerations, but ultimately you've got to find the perfect fit.
And that fit may not be narrowly defined as comfort. Some people are willing to forgo a little comfort knowing that it was less expensive -- they put price above other factors.
In some ways, this is true of finding the right tent. Some people are happy as clams in a Walmart pullover when others must have Arc'teryx.
I wish outfitters who sell hammocks would invest in a stand in their store so that customers could try the gear first.
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well I will start my journey with a BIAS Camper. Figured I would update. I still have the GT but will make that for my son for now. Thanks Brian for your help.
Seriously, this isn't as complicated as all that. Start slow, choose one thing at a time and extend your fun as you slowly gather gear and experience.
IMPORTANT: Get the experience, really...just go!
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