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  1. #61
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    I believe that's a typo and you meant Amazonas.

    Having seen the knobs at the side on the Vario knock-off, I would put this a the top of my reasons to not get this one. Those knobs in the middle are painful...especially if you were to fall on them.

    What I've found is that the stretch of the hammock (or the suspension) has got me to where I can feel those ##$$$$@@@! knobs. I put an el cheapo lifejacket over them, but sure wish the knobs were at the side.

  2. #62
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    Amazon has the Byer of Maine hammock stand for $139 with free shipping.

  3. #63
    Senior Member coolkayaker1's Avatar
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    An outstanding outdoor use of the Vario Stand

    http://www.hammockforums.net/forum/s...ad.php?t=23047

    Appreciate the comments and photos. superb!

  4. #64

    Cool Ordered!

    Got veto'd on padeye attachment to the walls, so acquired domestic approval for the Byer...$139 price at Amazon still holds...

    http://amzn.com/B00092M27I

    ...as well as free shipping. Delivery will be in another week.

    Thank you to CK1 and all in the HF community who contributed to the multiple indoor hanging threads, invaluable research and photos to aid the decision making.

    Can't wait to get my WBBB and Eno DN up indoors!

  5. #65
    Senior Member coolkayaker1's Avatar
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    chrome says, Got veto'd on padeye attachment to the walls, so acquired domestic approval for the Byer..

    We all know that feeling. Veto'd, that is. Post photos when you get it all rigged up.

  6. #66

    Cool Installed

    Posting a footnote to this good thread...

    • Delivery from Amazon took about 8 days.
    • Package says "Team lift" on the side. I chuckled at that, lifted the box, and tweaked my back. Fail. Nothing serious really. Sheesh.
    • Install takes about 20-30 minutes.
    • Packaging had some wear and tear on it, and some nuts and bolts were running free inside. No damage, all good.
    • Hooked my ENO DN to it for first lay.
    • Received domestic approval for being in the house.
    • Quality stand, good for inside and out.
    • A few pics under my profile. Nothing new that this crowd hasn't seen already.


    Recommended purchase if anyone is considering.

    Last edited by chrome bandit; 10-21-2010 at 01:29. Reason: added link to album

  7. #67
    Senior Member coolkayaker1's Avatar
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    chrome--Awesome! I use mine daily, also with permish from the Commish (my wife)...looks like you have a superb spot there. It'll flex when you;re in it, but it's intended to do so. Great hang, man. I think Smokebait uses his daily, too. I sleep in mine every nitght, and then head to my bed at around 1AM with my wife steaming. I offer to get her a stand next to mine--"Ricky Lucy" stands, like I Love Lucy. She then pipes down.

  8. #68
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    Post #63 is a link to a thread in which I use my vario outside in the backyard.

    Backyard shenanigans have continued: now my warbonnet blackbird is on the stand.



    I was able to extend the stand to the greatest length and the WBBB is a fine fit. I don't pre-flex the uprights, I just tighten up the structural ridgeline as much as I can (which, actually, does pre-flex the stand a little bit) making the structural ridgeline and tree straps fairly horizontal ! But upon climbing in, the ridgeline is nicely slack and the straps are at a good angle. AND I don't bottom out.
    -Liz -
    http://www.hammockforums.net/forum/showthread.php/106149-CA-Nor-Cal-Boggs-Mountain-10-12-April-2015
    http://twosorefeet.blogspot.com/ https://www.youtube.com/user/UnstructuredExit/

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    Senior Member coolkayaker1's Avatar
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    Wolw, that's super high, you must be tall.

    EAY—that’s fascinating. I use my WBBB on the Vario, and have it almost in the lowest position—I’d say about 4 holes exposed in the uprights. It seems to work well, and easier to get in and out of for me (I’m short). Now, that said, I like your setup and might try it at almost full extension, like you have. Postscript: Now that I see it, I don;t know if you stand is set higher than mine, or just the hammock straps, which look to be straight out horizontal (I know, to compensate for the flex).

    As mentioned elsewhere in this Vario thread, I use the ridgeline over the end with weight (see posts by Stoikurt) and it’s a gem. It’s always the exact same tension, no matter if you’re in the hammock or not. Tension adjusted by tweaking the weight. Another thing Iove about that method-- first pioneered by JustJeff, I think-- is that uyou can simply pull down on the ridgeline to get at anything you have attached to it, for instance if you have a ridgeline pocket on it stuffed full of nutty bars, or your cellular phone, just yank it down and reach in. Now, the downside is that it’s not truly a structural ridgeline, setting a hang angle for your ‘mock. If that is the intention of the ridgeline, then weighted ridgeline isn’t a “go”.

    Here's my indoor office hang thread and photo of the weight I use. I love my wife for letting me have this man-cave directly on the first floor of our house... she pretty much let's me do what I want in there as long as the smell doesn;t eek out into the livingroom.
    http://www.hammockforums.net/forum/s...ad.php?t=22008

    Fascination Street,. Baby!
    Last edited by coolkayaker1; 10-22-2010 at 14:44.

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    Quote Originally Posted by coolkayaker1 View Post
    (Im short).
    I am about 5' 11" or so, so I have no problem getting into the hammock.

    Quote Originally Posted by coolkayaker1 View Post
    As mentioned elsewhere in this Vario thread, I use the ridgeline over the end with weight (see posts by Stoikurt) and its a gem.
    I saw that. I hung a bucket of fish gravel on the end of my over-the-tarp ridgeline - works great - no more flappy tarp.
    -Liz -
    http://www.hammockforums.net/forum/showthread.php/106149-CA-Nor-Cal-Boggs-Mountain-10-12-April-2015
    http://twosorefeet.blogspot.com/ https://www.youtube.com/user/UnstructuredExit/

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