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    Don't forget to put your foot-end about 6" higher than the head end. I find that makes all the difference. In some cases I found that while laying diagonally if i shift my butt to the foot side just a bit fixes the calf pressure issue. So does a piece of pad in my top quilt under my feet.
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    Got it solved! Thanks everyone.

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    I thought I was going to take a nap but my wife and son took over the WBBB.

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    Quote Originally Posted by markr6 View Post
    Got it solved! Thanks everyone.
    Soooo.........what worked?

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    Quote Originally Posted by gmcttr View Post
    Soooo.........what worked?
    I realized the head end was way too short so I lengthened it a bit. I think the general height overall was a bit high. Spent another night and laid in the sweet spot the whole time

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    Congrats Mark !!! Sounds like you got it figured out. I love my WBBB 1.7 dl. HH.

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    I spent last night in my new DIY DL hammock with foot box. When I first set it up I didnt have a calf ridge but I did last night. I will have to try some of the suggestions here and see what I can figure out. Thanks everyone. I love this forum
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    Quote Originally Posted by HighlandHorde View Post
    I spent last night in my new DIY DL hammock with foot box. When I first set it up I didnt have a calf ridge but I did last night. I will have to try some of the suggestions here and see what I can figure out. Thanks everyone. I love this forum
    Yeah I started off well then had issues. Solved them with everyone's help, then issues again. I just now woke up from an 8hr test in my yard...solid, comfortable sleep! It's just a matter of tweaking your setup and not trying to ignore any problems/discomfort.

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    Glad you got it figured out! I sleep so well in my BB I hate to see others having problems.
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    I only had a couple minutes before I had to tear everything down but just a little tweak on the height of the foot vs. head and checking the angle seemed to fix everything. I think my issues arose from trying to make sure I could hang two hammocks from one set of trees so I had to try and get everything set so my son would have a good nights sleep (which he said he did ).
    I have an adjustable ridge line so once I get that dialed in everything should be good.
    I really like having the shelf. I always had a ridge line organizer but I like not having anything hanging in front of my face, and outside of bug season I have the bug net tied up to the ridge line to keep it out of the way.
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