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    Member Bigmuddy's Avatar
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    Blackbird to Ridgerunner ratio

    My unscientific observations make me think that these 2 hammocks are the most popular gathered end/ bridge hammocks or at least two of the more popular anyway. Any ideas what percentage of each? WAGs are fine.

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    The WBBB has been on the market many years longer then the WBRR and for that reason alone will have vastly higher percentage of usage.

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    Lots of people use the BlackBird, including myself. However, I'm starting to see many forum members trying the RidgeRunner, and they love it. I like the cosyness of my Blackbird, though.
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    I own both, but I prefer the ridgerunner. A bridge hammock just gives me the perfect lay every time and I never have to fiddle with it. I never have to get up in the middle of the night because my underquilt slipped off my shoulder and I cant reach it to pull it back up.

    Its flat, Its comfy, it perfect.

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    I have both. I like both but if my house were on fire and I could only grab one, I would grab the ridgerunner.

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    Traverson I like your priorities. Good way to put it.

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    is side sleeping better in a bridge hammock?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris183 View Post
    is side sleeping better in a bridge hammock?
    it is to me
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris183 View Post
    is side sleeping better in a bridge hammock?
    Depends on the person. I'm 6'-5", so it was a little difficult to lay fetal in my RidgeRunner. That being said, I still really liked it. I went back to a Blackbird, though, because it was just overall a better hammock for me. Especially when the XLC came out, that hammock had everything I wanted. Being cradled by a gathered end hammock is just so nice, too.

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    Member Bigmuddy's Avatar
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    I can side sleep in my RR, but it is not as versatile in terms of sleep positions. It is indescribably easier to use, especially in terms of insulation, than a BB I think.

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