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    Quote Originally Posted by BlazeAway View Post
    No I forgot to mention that the adjustable ridge line on the Snipe was added by me. The Snibe comes without a ridge line, as opposed to the Traveler.
    Blaze
    Hi Blaze,
    I know you started with a 108 inch RL that shug put in his video on the snipe.
    Did you experiment with any other lengths?
    I ask because I usually hang my snipe at a 20-25 degree angle vs the 30 degrees required by
    the WB hammocks for best lay.
    I find the snipe and my TtoT Switchback lay better with less angle on the tree straps.

    I'm not saying this will make the snipe more comfortable than the traveler.

    O&B

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    Quote Originally Posted by OutandBack View Post
    Hi Blaze,
    I know you started with a 108 inch RL that shug put in his video on the snipe.
    Did you experiment with any other lengths?
    I ask because I usually hang my snipe at a 20-25 degree angle vs the 30 degrees required by
    the WB hammocks for best lay.
    I find the snipe and my TtoT Switchback lay better with less angle on the tree straps.

    I'm not saying this will make the snipe more comfortable than the traveler.

    O&B
    To be honest, I have not tried that. Will do.
    That said, the tree stress will increase with a tauter suspension.
    Blaze

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlazeAway View Post
    To be honest, I have not tried that. Will do.
    That said, the tree stress will increase with a tauter suspension.
    Blaze
    Although I avoid hanging from soft skinned trees like Aspens
    I have not noticed any bark damage to the pine tree I try to select.

    I thought Tinny from MBD did some good real world testing of just how much more
    pressure is applied to the tree straps when the angle is increased. Check it out.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AvNt-...INBlb5MRrphtuX
    Last edited by OutandBack; 01-30-2012 at 15:06.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlazeAway View Post
    I only have single layers.
    What is your better lay,,,the 1.1 single or the 1.7 single? Which one do you favor? The reason I ask,,I have used the 1.7 single extensively and there is just no perfect sweet spot,,and I was considering trying the 1.1 and wanted to hear what you liked and if so why.

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    Mr. Blaze,
    If you are concerned with the wieght of the Snipe, but like its lay, just remove the shock cord and cord locks from the two cinch areas. You mentioned at the start of the video that you didn't like the cinch feature anyway. Just untie the knots in the shock cord, remove the cord locks, and pull the shock cord out. I imagine this is a significant weight savings.

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    Blaze - very informative! Enjoy watching your videos

    I been enjoying my traveler and being I'm 5' 3" extra length in a hammock is a waste for me.

    thank you!

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    Quote Originally Posted by OutandBack View Post
    Although I avoid hanging from soft skinned trees like Aspens
    I have not noticed any bark damage to the pine tree I try to select.

    I thought Tinny from MBD did some good real world testing of just how much more
    pressure is applied to the tree straps when the angle is increased. Check it out.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AvNt-...INBlb5MRrphtuX
    Yeah, now you mention it, I recall seeing the video from Tinny. I will have a go at it, though I doubt that it will change anything, since I am super comfortable in the Snibe when set up with the 30* angle.
    Blaze

    Quote Originally Posted by Acer View Post
    What is your better lay,,,the 1.1 single or the 1.7 single? Which one do you favor? The reason I ask,,I have used the 1.7 single extensively and there is just no perfect sweet spot,,and I was considering trying the 1.1 and wanted to hear what you liked and if so why.
    I only have the 1.7 single and it is mighty comfortable.
    Blaze

    Quote Originally Posted by taylo View Post
    Mr. Blaze,
    If you are concerned with the wieght of the Snipe, but like its lay, just remove the shock cord and cord locks from the two cinch areas. You mentioned at the start of the video that you didn't like the cinch feature anyway. Just untie the knots in the shock cord, remove the cord locks, and pull the shock cord out. I imagine this is a significant weight savings.
    The Snipe is perfect as it is. It is a super hammock. I just prefer the Traveler for the reasons stated.
    Blaze

    Quote Originally Posted by ShadowAlpha View Post
    Blaze - very informative! Enjoy watching your videos

    I been enjoying my traveler and being I'm 5' 3" extra length in a hammock is a waste for me.

    thank you!
    Good one ShadowAlpha.
    Blaze

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    Useful vid thanks Blaze, I'm toying with getting one of them myself.

    I can make you a black bag for your Traveller no bother, send me your address and I'll get one done for you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shewie View Post
    Useful vid thanks Blaze, I'm toying with getting one of them myself.

    I can make you a black bag for your Traveller no bother, send me your address and I'll get one done for you.

    No, no Shewie . A bag is a bag, no matter what color it has.
    But that is very kind of you.
    Best of wishes,
    Blaze

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    Great review

    Blaze,

    Great review, its great you get down to the details of what you like/ dislike.
    Very honest. it is ALL in the details.

    Did you add a ridge line to make setup quicker? or do you use it to hang mosquito netting? or both?
    If so what kind on netting?

    I picked up a Grand trunk UL for $9 at REI and i am thinking of trying out a fast and light approach this summer, so will need some netting i think. But i dont know if i will need a ridge line.

    thanks.

    Matt B.

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