When in the RR I miss the ridgeline and the RR makes you work for getting your tarp set without the spreaders rubbing against your tarp (but it is possible to do... you just have to work your system out). After a little bit of figuring and adjusting I got my UQ figured out and now it is quicker to put on my RR than my BB (but not a lot quicker).
When in the BB I miss the flat, spaciousness, comfort of the RR. My BB is very comfortable and a bit better for side sleeping (sort of) but the RR is very comfy. I also miss the clear view out the sides of the RR and the bug netting that can be rolled up and out of the way.
My BB is my backpacking hammock... period. It works amazingly well as my backpacking hammock and is very comfortable, light, easy to set up, and it feels like home in the woods. My RR is a bit more comfortable but is more of a camping hammock or for short hikes (it s slightly heavier, has the spreader bars that you have to pack, and has the tarp issue which seems to require a slightly larger tarp. It is also a great hammock to let a newbie sleep in because you don't need to figure out a way to lay that is comfortable.
That's just my take on it...
P.S. I find them both great for sleeping on your back and generally prefer to sleep on my side in my BB because the RR has the side structural pieces that feel hard if you are trying to curl up in fetal position. But if you don't pull your knees up that isn't an issue and I've already found ways of pulling my knees up in the RR that are fairly comfortable.
Last edited by samsara; 03-23-2013 at 21:24..