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    Noob Shamu ??

    I am new to the hammock thing, and just bought a Shamu as my first underquilt. Last night I gave it my first run through outside of the garage. I have a wbbb and have the Shamu rigged by running 1 piece of shock cord off of each corner through a little cord loop right past the knot. I have a couple of cord locks on the other side of the loop so I can easily adjust the length to get it tight. It got down to 35 degrees and my back was a little chilly but not awful I would want another nest to go cooler. The only thing that I couldn't get right was it seemed to want to slide off my left shoulder, so every hour or so I found myself having to pull the quilt back up and around my shoulders. Is that typical for underquilts? I do flip around alot at night.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kykayak View Post
    Is that typical for underquilts?
    I've heard that is typical of Blackbirds... you can alleviate it by loosening the suspension. Don't loosen it so much that you create gaps, just loosen it enough that the suspension doesn't tend to pull the UQ off your sholder. You can also bias the suspension... install the loop such that the left shoulder leg is longer.
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    Thanks Mac, I guess the fiddling begins (that's the fun part). It seems really well made, the gap closers are nice!

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