Ok so I wouldn't say I'm new to hammocking but really I've never had anyone of superior hammock knowledge near me so I have been doing it my own way as I go. So I have two warbonnets, the blackbird and the traveler the BB is 1.1 dl and the travel 1.7 SL. I am 6' 6'' and around 220 to 230 depending on conditions. Wide shoulders, generally a backsleeper but will occasionally go to side but always end up on my back.
To be honest I have yet to have a superior night in a hammock. and i've done several multiweek trips with them already. Originally, I thought it was the pad, so then I got a 3/4 UQ and now there is this weird calf pressure. and i wish i had a flater lie, but I get that **** pressure
So I see a ton of thru's this year down in GA using this tiny ENO's and Grandtrunks at superlight weight compared to the warbonnets (and using them with crappy ccf pads and setting them up, horribly i might add, with the straps literally straight out from the hammock taught with no one in it???) Im frustrated .
First, can someone of my size use this lightweight hammocks like the grandtrunk and ENOs?
Second, how do I combat this **** calf pressure. I use a 3/4 UQ with a pad for foot insulation.
Thirdly, do I shorten my ridgeline to make more sag thus getting aflatter lie or is it vice versa.