My daughter caught me reading in my hammock this afternoon. It wasn't too hot so I decided to hang out. I went to the trouble to put the extender on the stand so I could hang the long RR. With the extender, I get alomost 16 ft total length.
But look close at the bottom center bar on the stand. See how it is flexing, and almost in contact with the ground in the center? This is what caused me grief when I 1st tried to use this hammock/stand combo. The bar would hit the ground and lift the stand's feet off the ground! That was a little scary. I was on concrete in the garage, and felt the stand swaying left to right. It felt like the whole thing could fall over sideways.
It seems the longer stand causes more leverage and I get more flexion. The stand has always flexed a good bit, but not enough with any other hammock for the center bar to hit the floor. For one thing, I don't have to use the extension with any of my other hammocks.
Anyway, the way I have found to deal with this is to put blocks under the feet, elevating it enough so that the bar does not quite hit the ground. But there is still plenty of flexion, which makes it hard to get things adjusted correctly.
I don't not look that comfy in that picture, it looks like my feet are kind of high, it looks a little banana curve. But it actually is quite comfy, about as comfy as it gets. But not as much when I am on my side. OK, but not as comfy as some of my other hammocks. You think that is because after the stand flexes, it is equivalent to not pulling the hammock tight enough between the trees?
When hanging from the trees, the hammock is again super comfy- maybe the most comfy- when on my back. As comfy as the JRBs but with the extra shoulder room. As comfy as my best gathered ends but no leg issues, and lots of shoulder room. But I'm not sure it quite matches my JRBs for side positions, I always seem to have at least a little more side torque. A little from the trees, but definitely not as comfy on my side using the stand. Probably due to all the flexion.
But when I hang it tighter from the trees, while it improves the side comfort, another issue arises: It felt a bit too tippy for me. I felt like, when on my side it might be possible for me to roll out of the thing. At least it felt like it would be much easier to fall out than with my JRBs or non bridge hammocks, with not as much side support as my JRBs. Which made me wonder: did I have it too tight? Is there a recommended RL length for this hammock? I have to say it did not feel near as tippy on the stand.
It is plenty comfy over all, just trying to figure out some details to get it up to it's full potential.