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    WBBB mods?

    Hi all!

    Well I love my WBB 1.7, excellent hammock! Comfortable, light, that pretty much says it all!

    But I got to thinking, "What would I change?" Two things I guess, and I thought I'd check in with the rest of the WBBB clan to see what your thoughts and experiences are with this.

    1. The shelf - I love the shelf, it stops me from having most of my stuff dangling from the ridgline. But I wish the top of the shelf was silnylon instead of bug netting. I worry about two things with the netting - one, that the corner of my glasses or something could tear through it - if a triangular piece of material was on top it would both eliminate the tear concern and perhaps provide a little water resistance for the items in the shelf, just in case some water dripped there.

    2. The pull-outs - Mine get a little tangled and I'm always staring at that ring, shockcord and all trying to decipher it. Has anyone changed it out for anything else?

    Other than that I wouldn't mind a tab at the footbox so I could connect it to the UQ so it doesn't pop above the UQ, but that's easy enough to do.

    Thanks for any of your advice on this! Keep hangin'!

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    I notice the tangly pll out problem on my new wbbb as well. I haven't swapped them yet but I've considered it. Rather than changing them I may just get in the habit of bundling them seperately and securing with a strip of double sided velcro.. You could sew the velcro to the hammock near the pull out so the bundle stays where you want it.

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    Great Idea Shumway!

    Quote Originally Posted by shumway View Post
    I notice the tangly pll out problem on my new wbbb as well. I haven't swapped them yet but I've considered it. Rather than changing them I may just get in the habit of bundling them seperately and securing with a strip of double sided velcro.. You could sew the velcro to the hammock near the pull out so the bundle stays where you want it.
    I love the velcro idea. It made me think you could somehow attach the tie out directly to the same velcro strip so that there was a breakaway factor to the connection. At our youth camps they often play capture the flag and I tremble every time someone runs by my tieout guylines (I'm not sure if I would be more concerned with impaled chests or a slight tear to my WBBB). Anyway, velcro would protect both the stumbler and my hammock.

    I'll make the switch next time I work on my gear.
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    To address the tangling issue I place one tie out inside the black bird and zip it up and leave the shelf pull out on the outside. haven't had any issues with the two pull outs tangling together yet.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Raul Perez View Post
    To address the tangling issue I place one tie out inside the black bird and zip it up and leave the shelf pull out on the outside. haven't had any issues with the two pull outs tangling together yet.
    +1. This is also what I do.
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    Excellent idea! If I tuck the zip side tie-out inside just as I'm storing the WBBB that'll keep them separated. Great idea! Thanks!

    I'm off for a couple of nights with the WBBB and I'll try that tonight

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    Quote Originally Posted by Raul Perez View Post
    To address the tangling issue I place one tie out inside the black bird and zip it up and leave the shelf pull out on the outside. haven't had any issues with the two pull outs tangling together yet.
    +2 for me.

    Mods I've made: I shortened my ridgeline about 3", more comfortable for ME. & I took the ring off the cord on the tie out on the entry side, leaving it on the elastic cord, I then hooked on a mini biner (From JRB) to attach the elastic to the cord loop, so I can release the tie out if need be without even getting out of the hammock. Great for throwing back the bug netting to just sit n read. When bugs aren't a problem that is.
    I also added a ridgeline net bag for keeping my mini generator light & ear plugs where I can easily find them. My C-phone also sometimes goes in there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Doctari View Post
    +2 for me.

    Mods I've made: I shortened my ridgeline about 3", more comfortable for ME. & I took the ring off the cord on the tie out on the entry side, leaving it on the elastic cord, I then hooked on a mini biner (From JRB) to attach the elastic to the cord loop, so I can release the tie out if need be without even getting out of the hammock. Great for throwing back the bug netting to just sit n read. When bugs aren't a problem that is.
    I also added a ridgeline net bag for keeping my mini generator light & ear plugs where I can easily find them. My C-phone also sometimes goes in there.
    The removable tie-out on zipper side is an excellent idea - I'm always getting tangled up when I get out, especially at night. I'll throw a heavy duty mitten hook in my pack and add it as the connection to the ring when I get out later today...actually it probably doesn't need the ring anymore.

    I've always wondered about the ridgeline length issue - what did you notice to make you want to change the length of the ridgeline? What feels different when you shorten or lengthen the line? Is ridgeline length usually related to person's height?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jlara View Post
    The removable tie-out on zipper side is an excellent idea - I'm always getting tangled up when I get out, especially at night. I'll throw a heavy duty mitten hook in my pack and add it as the connection to the ring when I get out later today...actually it probably doesn't need the ring anymore.

    I've always wondered about the ridgeline length issue - what did you notice to make you want to change the length of the ridgeline? What feels different when you shorten or lengthen the line? Is ridgeline length usually related to person's height?

    John
    Thanks.

    Ive noticed right ankle,,,,, pressure, since I got the WBBB, but a slightly sprained ankle at the Hoosier hang earlier this year made it more noticeable,,, possibly slowing the sprain heal time. So after another post here at HF, I did a temporary ridgeline shortening of only about 2" That made quite a bit of difference, so I shortened the ridgeline (by actually re-tying it) a total of about 3" I no more pressure.
    Ridge line length is probably related to a persons height, but it's also connected to weight AND personal preference, so You have to experiment & see what works for YOU. Brandon (Warbonnet Guy) & I are about the same height, but he is lighter than me. I figure the ridgeline is set to his preference
    I like the line a bit shorter thereby giving me more sag. YMMV!
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    Slipped one of those large colored rubber bands that is used to hold bunches of broccoli together (you hangers DO eat vegetables, right?) over one end of a suspension line strap. That way I know which end is the head, and which is the foot.

    Put a few snap fasteners on the edges of the two bottom layers, where they aren't sewn together. The snaps keep the two layers together, and keep the loose edges from getting caught in the bug-net zipper, and used to keep my under-pad from wiggling out, before I graduated to an under-quilt.
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