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    Finally got to lay in my Blackbird!

    It was just a test, but how comfortable I was, wasn't expected 100%. This is my first hammock, and i wanted to get one for weight savings and get my back off the roots/rocks. But wow! I love it, couldn't get my superfly strung up because it was too windy and there was too much stuff to snag on/not enough patience on my part. The hammock was kinda like a windsock, but once I got the stakes in it was stable enough for me to get in. A couple adjustments later and I was relaxing, enjoying the sun beating down on me.

    If I didn't feel like I had to get back inside so fast (had my son visiting with his aunt), invade he was cranky. I would have allowed myself to doze off for sure.

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    Got the tarp up this morning
    Last edited by outdooraddict; 04-28-2013 at 20:20.

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    I just ordered a 1.7 SL BB. Not the XLC because I'm 5'8" and 175 so I didn't think I'd need it. It will be only for the hottest summer months, so I won't need a pad or UQ. I have 2 RRs for that.

    2 questions...

    1. Is it the XLC?
    2. How does the footbox affect the lay? Do your legs twist at all when your on your back and your legs are straight.

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    Not the XLC. I'm 5'9" 220lb, foot box seems like it does a great job relieving pressure. I lay quite flat, very comfy. I was even pretty good on my side. I haven't had a lot of time to fidget and fine tune. First hammock but I'm glad I got the WBBB. For sure.


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    Thanks for the helpful info. Now the wait for it to get here begins!

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    Quote Originally Posted by outdoorsguy View Post
    Thanks for the helpful info. Now the wait for it to get here begins!
    Good luck! I can't wait to actually camp with mine!

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