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    Member dave_p's Avatar
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    Dangerbird 68 - Lower back pain equals zero

    (from a new hanger) - Received my 11' x 68" Dangerbird yesterday, set it up on back porch, hopped in to test, and found that I'd snoozed for 1.5 hours. Woke up refreshed. Slept in it last night; slept through the night and even fought off desire for an early morning bio-break; was just too fricken comfortable to get up.

    I've spent thousands on beds over the years, from a Nature's Rest latex to my current (space-foam-top) sleep number bed. Always awake with slight stiffness in lower back; have to do that pull knees to chest thingy to loosen up the 55 year-young hip joints. When I got up this morning, I had zero, zero stiffness in my lower back and hamstrings. Slept on my back and sides; all good.

    Overnight temp - mid to high 50s

    Gear:

    - WB Superfly tarp - overhangs hammock by ~1' either side.
    - Hammock Gear 40* Burrow - M50 material. Like having a cloud over me; light and warm.
    - Hammock Gear pillow on a string - best 30 bucks spent, ever.

    Underneath (betwix layers) - Exped DownMat 7 UL (l+W version); 5+ warmth Rating. With just a bit of air, it conformed perfectly to the lay angle and makes makes the system feel like a pillow-top hammock. I'm thinking this mat will augment the 40* Incubator nicely for colder weather. Will be test-fitting the Incubator today; Randy included some nice quilts hooks for adjusting the UQ.

    Thanks go out to PapaSmurf. Great communications; great product.




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    Welcome to the land of comfortable sleeping. Amazing how something so inexpensive can be so much more comfortable than an expensive bed. If I remember correctly, a lady friend of mine paid $2500 for a queen size sleep number bed about 10 years ago. My Blackbird is way more comfortable. You can buy a lot of hammocks, UQs, stands, tarps and other goodies for $2500.

    Great review and pictures.

    Enjoy

    Andy
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    Randy makes an AWESOME hammock!

    Welcome to restful nights.
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    SteveJJ's Avatar
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    I got to give others a sample of the DangerBird72 in the Black Hills last night. Comments like spacious, cavernous, I can turn around in it, perfectly flat, no shoulder squeeze at all, and many more were shared. (I've slept in mine since early July and it just keeps getting better. I don't need as many hours of sleep compared to a bed.)

    I hope you continue to have great experiences with yours. I'm comfortable you will.

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    Member dave_p's Avatar
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    Hammock Gear UQ fitted to Dangerbird 68

    Did a little tweaking of my HammockGear underquilt to fit the longer/wider Dangerbird. The challenge was to get the UQ to sit at more of an angle and to accommodate the additional hammock length.

    Tweaks:

    The UQ has a continuous length of shock cord that runs lengthways on both sides and across the ends (race track shape; only one knot). Each end section of this cord was originally fed through the same suspension-connect s-biner as the corner supports. I unhooked this line from the s-biner on both ends and also added a 12" length of line to the shock cord so it was not as tight. Added mini-biners to the d-rings at center ends of the UQ; hooked to the shock cord to hold the center section in place.

    Also added mini biners to connect the tie-out lines to UQ side d-rings (see close-up); pulls the pieces together nicely at the mutual corners, and quilt hooks along other spots. It's secure and stable enough to stuff the combo into a large Bishop bag and then unfurl. If detached from hammock, adds < a minute to setup.

    Have a few other things to try but so far very pleased with results; can get a flat lay in normal sleeping position and coverage from head to to hoof; no gaps that I can detect; wicked warm and comfortable. It does seem to scrunch the lay just a bit, so may try longer pieces of shock cord for the corner supports.

    Initial comparisons to air mattress - The air mat seems to be more comfortable in the foot area; removes any sense of my feet pressing together. The UQ; however, is more comfortable for my shoulders; creates a flatter lie at the top. These are just initial impressions; have much more to play with. Like both solutions, a lot!





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    Thanks for the UQ tips

    I have been thinking about My DB 72 and UQ together. And will make my tests wit full UQ after enLIGHTement quilt arrives next month. I currently have got only WB yeti to test, and I think it would be too small and it probably has got too short shock-cords.

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    un-assembled! Groovy's Avatar
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    DangerBird72

    Great report. Here are a few pics of my DB72 in full flight mode.
    http://www.hammockforums.net/forum/a...1&d=1345763048
    Last edited by Groovy; 08-23-2012 at 18:06.
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    This brings back a nice memory. The first night I tried to sleep in my hammock was on a three night trip, I know, not too smart, but it went O.K., actually better than O.K. I awoke the first morning feeling so rested that all day long I was looking forward to the night. Long story short, after coming home from the second four night trip, I hung it in the yard and have slept there ever since. No pain, my gain.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SteveJJ View Post
    I got to give others a sample of the DangerBird72 in the Black Hills last night. Comments like spacious, cavernous, I can turn around in it, perfectly flat, no shoulder squeeze at all, and many more were shared. (I've slept in mine since early July and it just keeps getting better. I don't need as many hours of sleep compared to a bed.)

    I hope you continue to have great experiences with yours. I'm comfortable you will.
    i was one of the aforementioned and will back this up 100% if you want a super comfy hammock this is definitely one to look at!

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