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    Senior Member carolinasbackpacker's Avatar
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    WBBB XLC initial impressions

    It arrived today so I went out to a local state Parker set it up. I mut say after a few hours of laying in it, I believe I have found the perfect hammock for me. I have an original BB and had a traveler as well. I liked the comfort of both of those but a 6'1 the added length of the XLC just makes It that much more comfortable. Having the ability to set it up with a bug net, cover, or as a "traditional" hammock puts the cherry on top. As always the craftsmanship of the hammock is exceptional. Definitely worth the wait. This will most likely be my year round go to hammock now. I'll work it through the paces next weekend in Linville Gorge.
    I'll get some video of next week

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    Ain't see the pictures pal ... might have a link problem there.

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    Senior Member carolinasbackpacker's Avatar
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    Can't get pictures to work ???

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    Looks pretty cool!
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    That is awesome
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    Well Jeremy, I left Pisgah yesterday cause the weather report was not so good for today. My XLC was on the porch when I arrived home. That's nice! Yep it is Multicam, single layer, netonly.

    I set it up on the indoor stand taking care to hang the foot end about a foot higher than the head end (per Brandon's video); then I climbed in and moved myself more towards the head end instead of laying centered between the two ends (again, per Brandon's video).

    Wow! A really flat lay! The first thing I noticed was, "What a large sweet spot"! To me the sweet spot seemed wider than any other gathered end hammock I've tried (only tried about 5 different gathered ends though - ymmv).

    Later I attached a WL half-length summer under quilt (cause- this is inside ya know) and went to sleep.

    In the past (me being spoiled by bridge hammocks) I was never able to sleep through the entire night in a gathered end hammock - I always woke up in the middle of the night and moved to my bed. Last night I slept through the entire night in a gathered end hammock for the first time. Before the XLC, only a bridge hammock ever gave me a good night's uninterrupted sleep.

    Now, I've got to figure out this quilt thing on a gathered-end - cause ya know- quilts just are no trouble on a bridge...but quilts on a gathered-end do not seem to want to hang asymmetrically...
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    That was my first thought too. I felt like the redesign really facilitates positioning yourself in the sweetspot
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    Quote Originally Posted by Loki View Post
    Well Jeremy, I left Pisgah yesterday cause the weather report was not so good for today. My XLC was on the porch when I arrived home. That's nice! Yep it is Multicam, single layer, netonly.

    I set it up on the indoor stand taking care to hang the foot end about a foot higher than the head end (per Brandon's video); then I climbed in and moved myself more towards the head end instead of laying centered between the two ends (again, per Brandon's video).

    Wow! A really flat lay! The first thing I noticed was, "What a large sweet spot"! To me the sweet spot seemed wider than any other gathered end hammock I've tried (only tried about 5 different gathered ends though - ymmv).

    Later I attached a WL half-length summer under quilt (cause- this is inside ya know) and went to sleep.

    In the past (me being spoiled by bridge hammocks) I was never able to sleep through the entire night in a gathered end hammock - I always woke up in the middle of the night and moved to my bed. Last night I slept through the entire night in a gathered end hammock for the first time. Before the XLC, only a bridge hammock ever gave me a good night's uninterrupted sleep.

    Now, I've got to figure out this quilt thing on a gathered-end - cause ya know- quilts just are no trouble on a bridge...but quilts on a gathered-end do not seem to want to hang asymmetrically...
    Maybe this will help you on that UQ dilemma on Warbonnets.......http://youtu.be/D9N3KkV5Zf4
    Enjoy the hammock.
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    Quote Originally Posted by carolinasbackpacker View Post
    It arrived today so I went out to a local state Parker set it up. I mut say after a few hours of laying in it, I believe I have found the perfect hammock for me. I have an original BB and had a traveler as well. I liked the comfort of both of those but a 6'1” the added length of the XLC just makes It that much more comfortable. Having the ability to set it up with a bug net, cover, or as a "traditional" hammock puts the cherry on top. As always the craftsmanship of the hammock is exceptional. Definitely worth the wait. This will most likely be my year round go to hammock now. I'll work it through the paces next weekend in Linville Gorge.
    I'll get some video of next week

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/63237094@N06/8604864622/
    Good to hear your good thoughts on the new BlackBird. Looking forward to seeing one.
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    which XLC did you have carolinersbackpacker? Single or double? Glad you had a nice hang.
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