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  1. When the Ridgerunner first came out, there were...

    When the Ridgerunner first came out, there were problems where some head spreader bars collapsed under heavier loads, IIRC. The bars were strengthened (thicker guage, I'd guess) for the double layer...
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    Just felt a need to mention that the Lynx...

    Just felt a need to mention that the Lynx underquilt fits my Ridgerunner really well...
  3. Eddie -- I came across another you tube video...

    Eddie -- I came across another you tube video (see below), one of several by Tinny (in Maine) reviewing his RR and Spindrift. For the reasons you mention, he uses RR's bugnet inside the Spindrift, a...
  4. Brandon sells a Spindrift that fully encloses the...

    Brandon sells a Spindrift that fully encloses the RidgeRunner hammock; here is a video:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EytGtP69LkI

    The Spindrift is available at the Warbonnet Outdoors...
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    If there are any parks around where you live,...

    If there are any parks around where you live, maybe they have a coule of trees you can play with...
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    Sounds like you'll like a pad, ~25" wide and...

    Sounds like you'll like a pad, ~25" wide and partially inflated.

    As to which is better, a pad is "better" for that sense of width; it also offers a little better view ('cause you're a bit higher...
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    Just thinking about various pads by themselves,...

    Just thinking about various pads by themselves, it makes sense that direction of air channels (etc.) could make a difference in how well they will widen out your hammock. But I think when you lie on...
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    Last year, I was looking for a Black Friday...

    Last year, I was looking for a Black Friday discount on the Lynx, but it didn't happen then either. At least recently, Brandon hasn't discounted his underquilts. Its real nice, though -- I got one...
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    Photos will help. I understand that the UQ will...

    Photos will help. I understand that the UQ will fit most any chair of this sort (higher or lower), since the actual chair fabric is essentially the same dimensions on all of them.

    The problem...
  10. I bought the Warbonnet carabiners separately,...

    I bought the Warbonnet carabiners separately, when I bought an RR and a BB, but that was close to two years ago now (I think). Not sure if these inconsistencies are about the specific hammock or...
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    Photos on the WL website show this chair cozy on...

    Photos on the WL website show this chair cozy on something like Helinox's Chair One or the Alite Mantis. But, does it also fit and work well on much lower backpacking chairs such as Helinox's Ground...
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    Assuming you have a top quilt as well, your feet...

    Assuming you have a top quilt as well, your feet should fit in that -- especially if you have a footbox. So, without measuring my set up, I'm thinking the Lynx provides a "floor" below me (and a...
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    A superfly will be fine with the Ridgerunner...

    A superfly will be fine with the Ridgerunner (especially with a pole mod).

    I think the advantages of using a Cloudburst with RR is that (1) its tie outs are aligned with the RR's spreader bars...
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    I have a Burrow as well. When its relatively...

    I have a Burrow as well. When its relatively warm out, I stuff its sides into the saddlebags; if it gets cooler, I can pull the burrow closer around my shoulders. Its worked well for me -- but...
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    What sort of top quilt are you using? This will...

    What sort of top quilt are you using? This will depend on the overnight temperatures and wind, of course, but my (standard) top quilt is wide enough that its covered my shoulders just fine (without...
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    For me, the two main advantages of a pad are that...

    For me, the two main advantages of a pad are that it makes the RR feel wider, and it also raises you up slightly. Any pad that adds to that sense of width fill feel better than one that doesn't. ...
  17. Acer did several variations on the Ridgerunner's...

    Acer did several variations on the Ridgerunner's suspension triangle, shortening both head and foot ends to fit better under his HG cuben fiber tarp, a while ago now.

    This is the thread...
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    The main reason to get a double layer is if...

    The main reason to get a double layer is if you're using a pad. I suppose another reason is that mosquitoes can't bite through two layers as easily; obviously, the value of this benefit depends on...
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    I suppose it makes sense to fix the UQ issues...

    I suppose it makes sense to fix the UQ issues with your XLC before springing for a new RR. But: (1) The Lynx UQ is very easy to put on (the RR) and it really doesn't require the fiddling or...
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    Anybody with a double-layer Ridgerunner would...

    Anybody with a double-layer Ridgerunner would likely put the pad between the layers, where it will almost certainly stay put.
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    When I slept in my RR with a partially-filled pad...

    When I slept in my RR with a partially-filled pad (a ~25" wide Thermorest, I think), it felt wider than it does now with the Lynx underquilt. A gossamer gear pad felt cooler and not as wide.

    I...
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    There was a separate thread about this -- a...

    There was a separate thread about this -- a larger Ridgerunner -- in early August:

    https://www.hammockforums.net/forum/showthread.php?97054-Ridge-Runner-XL

    Apparently "technical...
  23. OK, before 2pm, Friday. And the photo that...

    OK, before 2pm, Friday.

    And the photo that 5th posted in post #150 is the right spot to meet, right?
  24. FWIW, I'm also wondering if 5th's photo of the...

    FWIW, I'm also wondering if 5th's photo of the gas station (in post #150) is where we're gonna meet at 2p on Friday. I never noticed any fire station driving through Tidewater a week or so ago, and...
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    Condensation happens; depends on the weather. ...

    Condensation happens; depends on the weather. I've seen condensation dripping onto my TQ from the bugnet on my RR around dawn, but it evaporated later that morning.

    This Klymit pad is...
  26. Sleeping on my stomach (or sides) is why I love...

    Sleeping on my stomach (or sides) is why I love my Ridgerunner so much. Well that, and the great view of stars and meteors.
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    Or just listen to Shug!

    Or just listen to Shug!
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    Just saw GravityOutdoors' reply as I posted mine....

    Just saw GravityOutdoors' reply as I posted mine. My first thought is that GravityOutdoors is inflating pad (and pillow) way too much. You want it much softer than if the pad is on the ground,...
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    The RR is great. Your Big Agnes pad will fit in...

    The RR is great. Your Big Agnes pad will fit in the RR, but a double layer RR gives you a pouch of sorts to stick the pad into and hold it in place. If you plan on lying on top of a pad in a single...
  30. Some of us are just coming out of hibernation or...

    Some of us are just coming out of hibernation or something, and finally saw this excellent thread long after all the deadlines had passed... Jerry may be wondering about the cost for the likes of...
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    Them's the string for to catch drips. Before it...

    Them's the string for to catch drips. Before it rains, you'll want to cut that into two or four pieces and tie them on both ends of your hammock (inside where the tarp covers it). Don't lose 'em,...
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    Are these the same poles that pgibson mentioned...

    Are these the same poles that pgibson mentioned above: Trekker FX Monopod vs. Monotrek Treking Pole?

    I can't find a specific SKU or UPC number on the Sierra Trading Post site, but according to...
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    The superfly is a nice tarp. The forum...

    The superfly is a nice tarp.

    The forum "Suspension Systems, Ridgelines, & Bug Nets" (here) has a lot of discussions about setting up tarps...
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    The Incubator, being an underquilt, doesn't have...

    The Incubator, being an underquilt, doesn't have a footbox.

    The Burrow, OTOH, is a top quilt and it can have one of two different styles of footboxes (your pick), either snap-close or...
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    Another option you didn't mention would be to...

    Another option you didn't mention would be to just add some clip-on pullouts over where the spreader bars are, and use those instead.

    For example: ...
  36. Just found this thread. I don't see the...

    Just found this thread. I don't see the advantage of a wider-than-standard width for the Burrow, when used in a Ridgerunner hammock (I have both).

    The standard size is wide enough to stuff well...
  37. Mod for the snap-close Burrow in a Ridgerunner or bridge hammock

    This suggestion occurred to me just recently. It is a minor modification for the Burrow top quilt -- the one with the (standard) snap-close footbox -- when used in a bridge hammock such as...
  38. I'm back. Passinthru, you were right: Can...

    I'm back.

    Passinthru, you were right: Can not snap the HammockGear Burrow top quilt to the spreader bar, unless the bug net is stowed. But (with bug net up) you can tie the two strings...
  39. FWIW, I'll be trying out my HammockGear Burrow 20...

    FWIW, I'll be trying out my HammockGear Burrow 20 (standard size, with the snap close footbox) for the first time with the Ridgerunner this weekend. Looking at the Burrow and the new Lynx spread out...
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    As for why to use the V method: Seems like the...

    As for why to use the V method: Seems like the main advantage of having a "V" tarp set-up is that then you can pitch your tarp lower down / closer to the hammock.

    If the tarp is higher up...
  41. Not sure, since I'm not sturgeon, but it might be...

    Not sure, since I'm not sturgeon, but it might be these ones here:

    http://dutchwaregear.com/dutch-biners-pair.html
  42. The drip line cord that comes with the...

    The drip line cord that comes with the Ridgerunner is basically just thin black strings. I think mine came in a small clear plastic baggie thing. Didn't know what it was at first -- its easy to...
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    You could also do this (at least, for some...

    You could also do this (at least, for some tarps):

    http://www.tatogear.com/product/tarp-connector-for-continuous-ridge-lines/
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    OK, thanks guys.

    OK, thanks guys.
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    Warbonnet Outdoors sells 1.75 mm dyneema in 100'...

    Warbonnet Outdoors sells 1.75 mm dyneema in 100' rolls for tarp guyline (ridgeline, too), in dark grey or bright yellow colors. Its strong and works good.

    Practically, yellow can be better for...
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    Snake skins with a continuous ridgeline

    Shug's You Tube video from 25 June 2014 ("Tarp Chat and Tutorial PART 3")

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KKW4SqJWgto

    shows snake skins used starting from the ends of the tarp, not from the...
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    Its fine. First, there are two Lynxs: one is...

    Its fine. First, there are two Lynxs: one is full length, the other a partial length. Sounds like you want the full-length one (it weighs a bit more).

    Assuming you get that one, the Lynx is...
  48. Divigation, do you have the regular (34"x36") or...

    Divigation, do you have the regular (34"x36") or the large (42"x55") one of those Gear Hammocks?

    In terms of fitting the RR, does it matter -- or would, say, a regular one fit at the foot end...
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    Don't they have parks out there in Providence? I...

    Don't they have parks out there in Providence? I know the east coast is crappy, but jeez...
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    Anyone know when that TI cinch buckle's coming...

    Anyone know when that TI cinch buckle's coming out? Dutch?
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