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    Senior Member Mustardman's Avatar
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    Could I be the first RidgeRunner owner????

    Well, except for Cannibal... he cheats!







    I hung it on a cheap Home Depot hammock stand in the garage. It just barely fits - I put the small amsteel fixed loop that connects the webbing buckles to the hammock on the hooks on the stand, and it worked just about perfectly.

    Having not slept in it yet, I am not quite ready to post a full review yet, but I will say that this thing feels absurdly spacious, with absolutely no shoulder squeeze, and with your head elevated just enough that you don't need a pillow. There's definitely not a lot of sideways space in the middle of the hammock if you're a fetal sleeper, but Brandon has already mentioned that. For a back sleeper, though, holy crap is this thing flat and roomy.

    I've tried the JRB bridge before, and found it to be very confining, between the bug net in front of your face, and the shoulder squeeze, but the Ridgerunner feels totally different.

    My Blackbird will always be my first love, but Brandon did a heck of a job on this hammock. Can't wait to try it out on an overnighter.

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    The Spaceweaseal Paradox spaceweaseal's Avatar
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    Wow!
    Very nice....
    Can we get a pic of it with it's net stored?

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    Senior Member Mustardman's Avatar
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    The best way to see the net stored is actually in the setup video on the Warbonnet website - he actually demonstrates rolling it up and everything.

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    MM thanks for posting pics and your first impressions! Great that Brandon had hammocks ready to go for early adopters. I prefer side fetal so it may not be my be all end all hammock. Although, in the Blackbird I prefer sleeping on my back. Looking forward to testing my Ridge runner. It is very neat to support someone who listens and innovates. I own a JRB but hardly use it because it seems so confined and lacks ample built in storage. For me, the Blackbird is still my goto after 5 other hammocks. I am working on a DIY that might push it aside but still need more nights in it. The shelf and integrated bug net are very neat features my DIY doesn't have; yet....

    Thanks again for the pictures and first impressions.

    Andy
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    The Spaceweaseal Paradox spaceweaseal's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mustardman View Post
    The best way to see the net stored is actually in the setup video on the Warbonnet website - he actually demonstrates rolling it up and everything.
    Heck I seen the hammock in the vid as well..
    All the new vids are great..

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    I got mine today too. Took it up to a nearby open space park. It was so comfy I forgot to take pics...
    Potential is nothing without hard work.

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    Nice, very nice.

    Until Brandon offers one to hold my dainty 275 lbs I guess I will just have to admire from the distance.

    On the brite side maybe there will be a bunch of used BB's for sale and I can pick up a back up BB cheap.
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    Warbonnet BB 1.7 and a whole lot of other great gear from the vendors on HF

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    Hey neighbor! What are your early impressions on the poles? Does the comfort of the RR make it worth carrying the poles into the backcountry vs. just carrying a BB?

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    Senior Member Mustardman's Avatar
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    It's hard to say jroth - I haven't slept in it for a full night yet. However, I am the kind of person who carries a 1.5 pound knife on my pack when I go backpacking, so I am not the best person to ask about whether the weight is worth it

    My bigger concern is the width of the poles when the hammock is hung, and especially the fact that it will be almost impossible to fit two of these close together, like my wife and I do with the Blackbirds.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mustardman View Post
    It's hard to say jroth - I haven't slept in it for a full night yet. However, I am the kind of person who carries a 1.5 pound knife on my pack when I go backpacking, so I am not the best person to ask about whether the weight is worth it

    My bigger concern is the width of the poles when the hammock is hung, and especially the fact that it will be almost impossible to fit two of these close together, like my wife and I do with the Blackbirds.
    I know its another hammock to add to your collection, but dblhammock has a two person bridge he posted somewhere on the forums; if you want to sleep close to your loved ones.

    Edit: Here's a link...

    http://www.hammockforums.net/forum/s...ead.php?t=8900
    "We do not go to the green woods and crystal waters to rough it, we go to smooth it."- G. W. Sears

    My forum name is Fish<><; I'm in the navy; and I hate sleeping on the ground. If I didn't need ground to walk on or measure resistance to, I think I could happily give it up.

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