Tonight I finally got out in my new WBBB for a first (and second) hang.
The first attempt wasn't great - my 6' huggers don't go very far in Western Canada, and I had to improvise and hang off a split - which didn't seem like an ideal loading situation for the Dutch clips. The trees were also a little too far apart, and my Whoopie Slings were close to maxed out just to get the hammock attached - not leaving much room for sag. Somehow I ended up on the ground anyhow.
My second attempt was better. Different park (just a few blocks away), I was able to find two smaller trees, closer together. This time the huggers looked better (though I think I'll need to get at least one longer one), and the Dutch Clips didn't look like they were bearing the entire load. The hang felt pretty comfortable, and man - that WBBB is roomy!
One thing that's bugging me though, is that my ridgeline seemed like it was too tight. It had plenty of slack before I weighted the hammock, but once I was in it and lying down, it was very tight. I loosened up the lines a fair bit and it didn't help all that much. Maybe I didn't have enough angle, but I was pretty close to as high as I could reach on those trees (and the hammock wasn't that far off the ground). Please don't tell me I need to carry a little stepstool wherever I go to set up my rigging...
The WBBB with Whoopie Slings, 6' huggers, dutch clips and bishop bag- 766g
2nd hang attempt:
Colour coded head/foot Slings - yellow for the head:
And grey for the feet:
Foot suspension angle:
Head suspension angle:
I'm torquing fairly hard on that ridgeline - and it ain't going very far...