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    New SB, can't stop the compulsion...

    Well, finally got some tax money back. I kept hearing about the Switchback, so I put in an order for one today. We'll have to try it out next to my WBBBs and ENOs...

    Too many hammocks now?

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    Quote Originally Posted by rodwolfy View Post
    Too many hammocks now?
    Bit your tongue.

    And way ahead of you on the 'sickness'. Seems its a good kind on uncontrollable!
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    Its kinda like "retail therapy" but fer guys.....
    http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Retail_therapy
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    Welcome to the Switchback club!
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    One Switchback IS NOT enough! You'll get another one... just wait and see...
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    "While it may be a lot of work, the view is best from the summit." ~ an anonymous staff member of Philmont Scout Ranch

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    Quote Originally Posted by ^shane^ View Post
    One Switchback IS NOT enough! You'll get another one... just wait and see...
    Who would do such a thing as that? .... Oh yeah, Shane!
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    Quote Originally Posted by MAD777 View Post
    Who would do such a thing as that? .... Oh yeah, Shane!
    Technically... the Light Hiker is the wife's Score!
    "One of the best things you can do in this world is take a nap in the woods." ~ Jayber Crow by Wendell Berry

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    Well, it was your guy's fault... all that talk about the Switchback this and the LightHiker that... Driving me crazy.

    So, I don't care about weight. The SB was $10 cheaper than the LH. I'm 5'06" (and 215#). Was that the right one, or won't it matter?

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    Well... I'm 6'0" and 200#... I think I actually like the shorter Light Hiker a bit better, but that could be just because I've hung in it more often than the 1.1 Dbl SB since I've had the Light Hiker longer. I cannot really tell a difference as far as diagonal lie or shoulder room. Both are fine for me.

    I LOVE the room in the Switchback under the netting when I use the spreader bars (made from light weight carbon fiber arrow shafts). It's really like the netting isn't even there at that point.
    "One of the best things you can do in this world is take a nap in the woods." ~ Jayber Crow by Wendell Berry

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    OK, I read through the descriptions on the website, but I don't see the dimensions on the 1.1d or the Light Hiker.

    I called Dale and he agreed to switch out the 1.9d for the Light Hiker. He said that they had changed out the suspension system, but haven't updated the website to reflect it. He said that they went to straps and rings to give the hammocks a much bigger adjustability range. We'll have to see how that works.

    I like whoopies and might have to switch them back on my own...

    Also, is there any other YouTube videos than?:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=98xQhxd18Uo

    I didn't see anything about setup on the website or anywhere else - like about spreader bars.
    Last edited by Boomer; 07-09-2011 at 15:03.

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