Originally Posted by Poppabear
when you enter the hammock the uprights flex inward quite a bit. I end up with my tail bone darn close to the center pole.
I am 6'3" and weigh around 240 lbs. Is there any of you out there of a similar size and weight that use this stand? How is the upright flex? Would I need to use the optional extender in order to get a good hang?
I am about your weight and 4 inches shorter. My WBBB is fine on that stand. I hang it initially with the ridgeline as taut as it can be, then when I climb on the whole thing settles to the perfect lay and suspension angle.
A large double 'parachute' hammock (like an ENO double) has to have a fairly flat lay to not bottom out for me. But I also like my doublewide to have a LOT of sag under normal conditions.
I don't think the optional extender is needed, since we've mostly learned that the farther apart the trees are, the higher the tree huggers must be: so using the extender would, IMHO, mean needing to make the uprights longer.
I flex the devil out of the uprights on my stand. I've never measured the deflection so I have no solid numbers but it seems to be OK.