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    Senior Member Southpaw's Avatar
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    Just pulled the trigger

    On the complete 3 season set

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    JRB make awesome stuff.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Southpaw View Post
    On the complete 3 season set
    Can't go wrong with the Jacks' stuff! Congrats!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Southpaw View Post
    On the complete 3 season set
    Including BMBH and tarp?
    That would be quite the comfy rig.

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    Senior Member Southpaw's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by wisenber View Post
    Including BMBH and tarp?
    That would be quite the comfy rig.
    Yup, that's what I got.

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    Southpaw, I noticed you wanted to try someone's bridge. Clearly you were impressed. Any aspect of it that brought you over to the bridge side? I'm thinking of ordering one sight unseen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sturgeon View Post
    Southpaw, I noticed you wanted to try someone's bridge. Clearly you were impressed. Any aspect of it that brought you over to the bridge side? I'm thinking of ordering one sight unseen.
    you won't be sorry if you order it. Southpaw got to try out Hamhocker's bridge hammock a few weeks ago. He liked how comfortable it was plus you can lay flat with no calf pressure.

    She still hasn't let me try it out
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    Senior Member Southpaw's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by sturgeon View Post
    Southpaw, I noticed you wanted to try someone's bridge. Clearly you were impressed. Any aspect of it that brought you over to the bridge side? I'm thinking of ordering one sight unseen.
    When I laid in it, I felt like I could lay in the same position I normally sleep in. Usually I sleep without a pillow and I lay on my side with my arm under my head, and that was a piece of cake.

    The couple of things about it that I didn't like was, that when I was laying on my back it seemed to have a little shoulder squeeze and it encouraged me to put my arms behind my head, like in this picture, http://www.jacksrbetter.com/images/D...flat-weblg.jpg
    That could just be to broad shoulders. It wasn't anything I couldn't get used to obviously.

    The second thing I noticed was that a Thermarest style mummy pad, it seemed to make the Hammock less stable. I.E. It felt like I was gonna flip if I wasn't careful when I started rolling around. I don't really use a pad anyway, but it was an observation.

    I actually purchased a Clark NX-250 off a guy on here, and two days later, I got to meet up with Ewker and Hamhocker to try it out. I think I actually said "wow the Clark has big shoes to fill now". I have tried out several Hammocks over the last few months, and to me, the bridge is night and day different.

    When I first considered hammock camping, I remembered back to when I was in my twenties I had a girlfriend who had a rope hammock in her back yard. I remembered laying in that thing and drinking sweet tea and loving it. So that's the sort of comfort I was looking for, and I just couldn't find it in a gathered/cinched end hammock. They are all great, I loved the Warbonnet and the Clark. The Clark is amazingly warm and very wide, but heavy and poles got on my nerves a little. The Warbonnet is equally comfortable, and packs down way smaller, but not as warm. I can't really say anything bad about any of them.

    I hope that helps you make your choice. If you like to lay really flat and not be diagonal the bridge is where it's at.

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    Senior Member Southpaw's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ewker View Post
    you won't be sorry if you order it. Southpaw got to try out Hamhocker's bridge hammock a few weeks ago. He liked how comfortable it was plus you can lay flat with no calf pressure.

    She still hasn't let me try it out
    No wonder! You broke your hammock right in fron of us lol. I bet she's scared to let you get in her bridge. Haha

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    Quote Originally Posted by Southpaw View Post
    No wonder! You broke your hammock right in fron of us lol. I bet she's scared to let you get in her bridge. Haha
    hey it was her sewing that failed

    I will get to use it at Neo's hang next weekend. She has to leave Sat so it will stay there so I can try it out .

    If it lays really well I may look into getting one. I always get calf pressure in the blackbird although the 1.0 DL doesn't have it as bad as the 1.7DL.
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