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    you can use a pad, you don't have to get the uq, other uq's fit as well

    if you use hiking poles for spreaders the hammock isn't really any heavier(dlRR vs dlBB)
    11x10 rectangle (like the cloudburst or jrb) or the superfly or similar tarps will all work. you'll probably be fine with the door mod on your mc deluxe as well

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    I have a MacCat Deluxe with the center pole mod from 2QZQ and have no trouble using it with my Ridgerunner. Coverage is fine and it's pretty easy to keep the spreader bars away from the tarp.

    As for UQs, I got a 3/4 Lynx and it was worth every penny. Putting it on is dead simple and the coverage and warmth are everything I would ever want.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Free-Range View Post
    This is a good question to ponder and the points made above are all valid. I had a chance to hang in a WBRR at MAHHA (thanks Jesse) and found it to be quite comfortable for my size - in fact perfect. But I only spent a few minutes in the bridge and do not know what a full night would feel like.

    I too do not like the calf pressure that is prevalent in most gathered hammocks and found the RR to be very roomy and comfy. My concerns are as follows:
    1. Do I need to invest in a new tarp and under quilt to fit the bridge?
    2. Is the weight difference worth it?

    2Q is putting a Center Pole mod and doors on my MacCat Deluxe. That might (should) do it. I'm not sure about the insulation although I'm going to guess that my Phoenix or Incubator should be fine. The weight thing is subjective to the individual.

    Brandon at Warbonnet is running a sale on the netless RR SL this weekend. I'm thinking about it Greg (you thought I might).

    Jerry
    my 10 foot 10 inch by 8.5 tarp with a spindrift is good coverage ,and i feel its worth the weight i dont know maybe some more experienced people on here would know ,but it seems that to sleep warm and comfy with deeper sleep would increase recovery over night on longer hikes,and would burn less calories than tossing and turning and being cold.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hairbear View Post
    it seems that to sleep warm and comfy with deeper sleep would increase recovery over night on longer hikes,and would burn less calories than tossing and turning and being cold.
    This is a very true statement of fact and one of the reasons I'm considering the move to a bridge. Sleeping should be comfortable and not a fight. Thanks for the confirmation.

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    I love my WBBB (I mean love, love, love!!), but got a chance to lay in a WBRR at the Fall MAHHA hang, and it was really comfortable.

    I just bought a RidgeRunner for my better half and have been laying in it in the backyard....and I must admit I am a bit jealous. It is a little heavier, but I think it would be TOTALLY worth the weight. Hmmmmmmm.......
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    It does not have to be all that much heavier. The added weight is mostly in the spreader bars and you can get carbon fiber tubes pretty cheap. I am playing with them now and the seem to hold pretty well. I am using 1/4 inch extruded carbon fiber tubes.

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    Carbon Fiber

    Quote Originally Posted by stalker42 View Post
    It does not have to be all that much heavier. The added weight is mostly in the spreader bars and you can get carbon fiber tubes pretty cheap. I am playing with them now and the seem to hold pretty well. I am using 1/4 inch extruded carbon fiber tubes.
    Do you have a link to the Carbon Fiber poles that you're using?

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    What about that modification professor hammock talks about on one if his videos, where he does something to his trekking poles to turn them in to spreader bars.

    If I had a bridge, and I am thinking about getting one (waiting to try one first), I would definitely do that trekking pole mod.
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    I will try to dig up the company website I got them from. They had tons of shapes and sizes. I bought 2 about 38 and 36 inchs and trimmed them down to the size i needed. I think they were around 7 or 8 bucks a piece. I will see what i can do about posting the link.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stalker42 View Post
    I will try to dig up the company website I got them from. They had tons of shapes and sizes. I bought 2 about 38 and 36 inchs and trimmed them down to the size i needed. I think they were around 7 or 8 bucks a piece. I will see what i can do about posting the link.
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