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    Diagonal lay in a NX-250?

    So I purchased a used nx-250 on the forum yesterday and I'm wondering what to expect as far as the laying position. Am I going to be laying straight or diagonal like most gathered end hammocks?

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    Pretty much straight, you can get a little bit of an angle but not much. That being said you do get a pretty flat lay in an nx-250. I do usually put a jacket or something under my knees to make it perfect.

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    I lay diagonal in all my Clarks. You may want your diagonal habit to conform to the WB standard location for an accessory pocket. Or not.

    I didn't, and after hundreds of nights with my shoulders to the right side and feet to the left, mostly, I can't say I gave a WBBB a fair try. In time over several nights, I am sure I'd have retrained. I think.

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    Pretty much flat when I am napping but I sleep on my side with my head on one side and one foot one the opposite side.
    When I was a kid the only time we were in the house was to eat and sleep.

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    I have my foot end 6-8 in. higher than the head, enough sag to let the bows just tilt inward. I lay with my left shoulder against the side and my right foot against the side. With this set up the feel is that of laying flat. I'm just under 6 ft. and 230 lb. Oh yeah, and old, and you know how hard old men are to please. Mine is my regular go to every night sleeping place.

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    Quote Originally Posted by old4hats View Post
    I have my foot end 6-8 in. higher than the head, enough sag to let the bows just tilt inward. I lay with my left shoulder against the side and my right foot against the side. With this set up the feel is that of laying flat. I'm just under 6 ft. and 230 lb. Oh yeah, and old, and you know how hard old men are to please. Mine is my regular go to every night sleeping place.
    Every thing he said. The only diff is I am 215 lb. Sleep like a baby in mine.
    "I ain't no physciscisk, but I knows what matters"
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    I slept in line but not diagonal until I did what Demostix mentioned in the past...I took out the foot end poles, while leaving the head end spreader poles in place.

    Made a big difference, it made sleeping on the diagonal, either on my back or side, very easy. I think this is because I can move my feet around easier w/o the foot end poles. In line or diagonal, back or side, its all easy and comfy now.

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    Hey all I am new to hammocking and am thinking about getting a Clark for my first hammock. Thoughts?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Swamplion View Post
    Hey all I am new to hammocking and am thinking about getting a Clark for my first hammock. Thoughts?
    I'll let you know when I get mine in a couple of days :-)

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    Swamplion, Welcome.
    I am new to the hammock myself. I am sure on this forum you will get great feed back as most of us own Clarks. I have a NX250 for 3 months and love it. I started with WL Lite Owl. I figured if it did not work out for me I could use it in the yard or nap in it. BTW it took me some time to get used to sleeping in a hammock for a full nite. No complaints with WL Owl it is a first class hammock but I wanted the Clark the moment I saw it. I wanted the width and openness the hoops prove, the integrated bug net and the weather shied. The reviews and quality of the Clark were also a big selling point. Some will debate the cost. When you compare the Clark package to purchasing individually it puts it in perspective. IMHO I like quality and have always bought the best I can afford an for me the Clark was the answer.
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