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    WBBB for a tall guy?

    I am in the market for my first hammock and had my sights set on a WBBB. Im 6' 4'' and have read many people who are a similar height that said they can get very comfortable in their BB(beep comes to mind). But a recent for sale thread worries me because the guy is selling because he is too tall for his BB to be comfortable(hes 6' 5''). i dont know anywhere i can test one before ordering it, so am wondering if there are any tall guys out there who own or have tried a WBBB? was it comfy or did you feel tension/tight inside? any knowledge is greatly appreciated(pricey investment

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    I'm 6'3" and don't have any problems getting comfortable in my WBBB. If you're unsure you could probably buy a used one on the forums to check it out. They do go fast however. If you like it you could keep it or resell it and buy a new one. That way if you sell it you're probably only out the shipping costs.

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    Im 6'8" and the first couple hangs I had some calf pressure but once I got a good hang down its been nothing but bliss. 30-35 angle and the head several inches lower I can get a super flat lay ...no calf pressure amd plenty of room. I can lay with my legs straight or in a "4" shape. I still have some slack in the footbox too. I think its all about how you hang it.

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    ok thanks. im gonna get one and see how i can work with it, and if i cant get it i guess i can probably resell it for 5 dollars less than i bought it so it will be worth it. thanks for the input ill let you know how it works out, if anyone cares ha

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2TallWv View Post
    Im 6'8" and the first couple hangs I had some calf pressure but once I got a good hang down its been nothing but bliss. 30-35 angle and the head several inches lower I can get a super flat lay ...no calf pressure amd plenty of room. I can lay with my legs straight or in a "4" shape. I still have some slack in the footbox too. I think its all about how you hang it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2TallWv View Post
    Im 6'8" and the first couple hangs I had some calf pressure but once I got a good hang down its been nothing but bliss. 30-35 angle and the head several inches lower I can get a super flat lay ...no calf pressure amd plenty of room. I can lay with my legs straight or in a "4" shape. I still have some slack in the footbox too. I think its all about how you hang it.

    6'8" 235lbs

    I'm 6'-6", 230 (right now) and I love my Blackbird. What 2TallWv says is correct, it's all about hanging it properly. Definitely hang your foot end higher than the head end and you will be a happy hammocker

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    I am 6'4 about 215 and am very comfortable in a WBBB 1.7 Dbl. It has plenty of length and feel roomy once you are in it.

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