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    Upgrading from Hennessy?

    So I have a Hennessy Explorer Deluxe asym and was looking through posts about people always ditching a Hennessy and going for a WBBB? I was thinking about doing the same but I don't know if it is worth it. What is so much better or more appealing about them than the Hennessy's?

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    I am about to make the change too, I was looking at under quilts while spending the night in my explorer deluxe and the key areas for me are the foot box, and the under quilt matches the Dbl 1.7 with the shelf. I'll probably go with a tarp too just because the wife won't be happy about 400 any more out less than 500.

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    There is an active thread in the Hennessey forum discussing why people switch from HH to WB which may help you.

    http://www.hammockforums.net/forum/s...ad.php?t=55860

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    Just when I thought I was ready, I spent the night in my Explorer Deluxe, and slept like a baby. It's been a while for me due to job life and weather, but I keep looking at the foot box of the BB and can't help but think it would have a flatter lay. But do I really want a flatter lay... My only experience is the HH and my right leg seems to have that excessive pressure that is noticeable and I might have an even better nights sleep with the footbox..

    I am just concerned that it's the difference between 5.1 and 7.1 surround sound. I spent a fortune (to me) for a small improvement upgrading to that... But at $175 for the BB, just getting the hammock may be doable. But.. But the cooler tarp...oh and the underquilt... Like a moth to a flame.

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    Would the under quilt work from WB work for the Hennessy? Or is there ones that are specifically made for them

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    I recently switched from a HH expedition to a Blackbird. For me was not an improvement...at best a lateral move.
    I was comfy in the Hennessy how ever it was hung but have been finding it difficult to get as comfy in the Blackbird.

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    I've had both the HH and the Blackbird, now use a Clark. The Blackbird is a very comfortable hammock, until the one side you enter on stretches out a bit, which happens if you use it as a chair as much as i do. Then it becomes considerably less comfortable. If that happens with a HH, you can get an additional zipper sewn on the other side, you can't do that with a Blackbird.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bear bag hanger View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by bear bag hanger View Post
    The Blackbird is a very comfortable hammock, until the one side you enter on stretches out a bit, which happens if you use it as a chair as much as i do.
    I've had a Blackbird since about a month after they were first made available for sale, and I'm hardly a skinny guy. I use it as a chair constantly. I have seen absolutely no permanent stretch to my hammock fabric. Are you sure you bought the right weight of fabric for your weight?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bear bag hanger View Post
    I've had both the HH and the Blackbird, now use a Clark. The Blackbird is a very comfortable hammock, until the one side you enter on stretches out a bit, which happens if you use it as a chair as much as i do. Then it becomes considerably less comfortable. If that happens with a HH, you can get an additional zipper sewn on the other side, you can't do that with a Blackbird.
    Let's leave aside the judgment of change in comfort as subjective. I have been reading here for 18 months, and lots in archives, and have never come across the observation you make about fatigue of the hammock, permanent stretching, going beyond the elastic limit.

    Would you say more about the duty cycle, the specific weights and constructions of HH and WBBB, and the load you put on them?

    And, as though this thread were in the General Hammock Talk forum, compare your sense of stretch with what you find from the Clark?

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