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    Senior Member Groovy's Avatar
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    Hammock for a BIG fella?

    My son is 6'7" around 250. What lightweight rig would be best? I might try to make one if I need to. Thank you fellow hangers!

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    BB 1.7 double
    Merchants Mill Pond SP Swamp Hang

    www.neusioktrail.org ..................... Free Hammock Classes

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    I am 18 with 42 years of experience.

    Hammock Hangers...taking over the world..2 trees at a time !

    Warbonnet BB 1.7 and a whole lot of other great gear from the vendors on HF

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    in it for the naps oldgringo's Avatar
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    Look at one of the 11' hammocks that are popping up like mushrooms lately. I have a WL Lite Owl that feels huge...there are others.
    Dave

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    Check out the Wilderness Logics site. Their stock hammocks are a foot longer than most other manufacturers. This helps reduce or eliminate the pressure on the calf muscles common in gathered end hammocks. Since he is 6'7" then it shoudl be just right. No personal experience with their customer service but have read a ton of good things about them. Give them a call.
    Don't let life get in the way of living.

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    Im 6'8" 230 ish... love My 1.1 DL.Balckbird. also liked the Wilderness Logic Light owl. The longer strech sides are great. The black birds footbox makes all the difference in the world. Just choose according to your weight. Good luck. Let us know what you come up with.

    Double 1.1 blackbird goes up to 275lbs

    Got mine down to 21oz with whoopies and cuben bishop

    http://warbonnetoutdoors.com/blackbirds.php
    Sticking feathers up your butt does not make you a chicken!

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    Senior Member Groovy's Avatar
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    Thank Yeeee

    I will do the research and let you know how it works out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gunner76 View Post
    BB 1.7 double
    +1 The Warbonnet will do you just fine.
    "I go because it irons out the wrinkles in my soul." -- Sigurd Olson

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    New Member Nagelschuh's Avatar
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    King Size ... Ticket to the Moon

    Nagelschuh
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    Let's not forget PapaSmurf's custom hammocks with up to 90" wide fabrics. www.dreamhammocks.com
    Mike
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    I am 6' 260lbs. and I use a DIY gathered end made from 1.9 ripstop from joann's. It works great for me, cheap too.

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