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    BB knee ridge - hammock weight selection

    Quote Originally Posted by warbonnetguy View Post
    at your weight, dl1.1/1.0 vs dl1.7 will be same flatness, dl1.1/1.0 would probably be more comfy for you actually as going overkill on the fabric causes more of a knee ridge for some
    I didn't want to hijack a different thread, but Brandon's reply on that thread intrigued me.

    I'm 6'0" and weigh in right now about 225. I'm back on my workout regimen and hope to be down around 200 in 3-4 months.

    I've spent ~10 nights in my 1.7 BB dbl. I've had a couple of those "perfect" hangs with very little knee ridge pressure, and have had a couple of hangs where I just had to get out and re-adjust to get a good hang. I know it's all in practice, practice practice... but...

    Reading Brandon's response made me wonder if I might get a better hang from a 1.1 dbl rather than a 1.7 dbl???

    Has anyone else compared the two?

    I'm leaning towards just buying one and trying it out. I can always re-sell it.
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    I don't have any experience with a 1.1 double, but I recently sold my 1.7 double and got a 1.1 single which seems to be a better fit for my weight and build. I experienced the knee ridge thing you're talking about with the 1.7 double and it finally got to me enough to make the change.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alan View Post
    I don't have any experience with a 1.1 double, but I recently sold my 1.7 double and got a 1.1 single which seems to be a better fit for my weight and build. I experienced the knee ridge thing you're talking about with the 1.7 double and it finally got to me enough to make the change.
    So, Ridge problem solved? What is your weight and is all good with that 1.1 single?
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    Quote Originally Posted by BillyBob58 View Post
    So, Ridge problem solved? What is your weight and is all good with that 1.1 single?
    Yes sir. Problem solved. I'm around 150lbs soaking wet and the 1.1 is definitely a better fit for me.

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    Just ordered a 1.1 dbl in BLACK. If it doesn't hang better than the 1.7 dbl, it'll be for sale pretty quick...
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    so the DL 1.o should be better for about 120lbs?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ShadowAlpha View Post
    so the DL 1.o should be better for about 120lbs?
    I'd go with the 1.1 single. Unless your going to use a pad that is.
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    Do you suggest that because of my weight?

    Any other differences? 1.0 DL vs 1.1 single?

    Quote Originally Posted by optimator View Post
    I'd go with the 1.1 single. Unless your going to use a pad that is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ShadowAlpha View Post
    Do you suggest that because of my weight?

    Any other differences? 1.0 DL vs 1.1 single?
    I was deciding between the 1.1 double and the 1.7 single (similar situation, just a little heavier). One reason I went with the 1.1 double was after reading a lot of comments that skeeters can bite your bottom parts through single layer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ShadowAlpha View Post
    Do you suggest that because of my weight?

    Any other differences? 1.0 DL vs 1.1 single?
    I assume the 1.0 DL will support more weight than than a 1.1 single. Which may actually be a comfort disadvantage if you don't need the strength for your weight, at least as far as the leg ridge pressure thing. So it would seem anyway. Or, of course, if you need the dl for a pad or mosquitoes.
    For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory that is to be revealed to us....that the creation itself also will be set free from its slavery to corruption into the freedom of the glory of the children of God. For we know that the whole creation groans and suffers the pains of childbirth together until now.
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