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    Senior Member Latitude918's Avatar
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    Just bought my first DoubleNest

    ...Any tips or tricks from you crafty vets for a new hanger with a brand new toy?
    I solemnly swear that I am up to no good...

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    Replace the suspension.

    Then get a ridgeline and spend the time it takes to find your perfect lay. There isn't another hammock out there with fabric as comfortable as an ENO.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TehNoff View Post
    Replace the suspension.

    Then get a ridgeline and spend the time it takes to find your perfect lay.
    +1 on this. Suspension replacement tends to lead to a much better relationship with your new toy!
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    I (a friend) cut off the stock suspension and put on whoopie slings, also took the compressor strap off with a thread cutter.. just a piece of fabric w/ end channels and whoopies.. weights CONSIDERABLY less now..
    "I ain't here for a long time, I'm here for a good time"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Slo View Post
    I (a friend) cut off the stock suspension and put on whoopie slings, also took the compressor strap off with a thread cutter.. just a piece of fabric w/ end channels and whoopies.. weights CONSIDERABLY less now..
    Forgot something. I also took off the compression strap, however I did it very carefully with a set of scissors.

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    well feel free to cut off the rope int he channels and wrap your whoopies on the ends and you'll be rocking and rolling. I absolutely love this hammock and now the weight is reasonable.
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    for now just enjoy the dang thing and worry about all the shiny stuff later. no really replace the suspension.
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    Congratulations on the new Doublenest. Ditto what the others have said...replace the suspension. Then get out and and enjoy it's comforts.

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    I'm looking to replace my suspension but its not that bad. Unless I was going on a long backpacking trip the weight isn't that bad

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grasshopper View Post
    I'm looking to replace my suspension but its not that bad. Unless I was going on a long backpacking trip the weight isn't that bad
    its not just about the weight... its simplicitly... The abitly to raise your head, or foot end in about a second, with out undoing, or hooking, or dealing with knots is worth is worth its weight in gold... I would trade out the stock suspension for something like a whoopie sling even it wieghed more..

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