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    Senior Member Can't Wait's Avatar
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    Blackbird Or Ridge runner

    I have a BlackBird and love it I managed to damage it this summer , my multi tool came out of it's sheath and poked a large hole through the double layers I patched it looks like hell but has been holding up Spoke with brandon and he said matter of time it will fail so want to replace it , that being said. I am contemplating staying with blackbird or trying the ridge runner. my only questions are will I be able to use my current UQ I have a incubator full length and DIY made by friend 1/2 UQ also I have heard mention that the RR has to be hung low to ground for tarp coverage . Thanks Can't Wait

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    Yes, an Incubator works well with it. I'm layin in my RR right now in my back yard and LOVE it. The BB is great and I have one of those too, but I think the RR is just a bit more comfy.

    Honestly, it's worth considering a lynx while they're having their sale. It fits at a level I've never experienced between a hammock and UQ. Simple, snug, no fuss and much lighter than the incubator because it doesn't try and cover as much.

    Now, back to my nap.... ZZZzzzZZZzzzz
    Brian
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    Senior Member Can't Wait's Avatar
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    Thanks Breyman I was just watching some videos on I think I will stick to the BB more my liking .

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    Gotcha, good for you. Definitely nothing bad to say about the BB. Plus, now there won't be a temptation to get a Lynx (:.
    Brian
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    I have a couple different WBBBs and prefer the DH DangerBird. We'll see how the WB RR stacks up.

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    My RR is going to get its first extended workout in January for 4 days. I have high hopes based on the couple of naps that I've taken in it so far!

    And for the record, I have two BB's and a Traveler as well. I have more nights in a BB than any of my other 12 hammocks that I now own.

    Sweeper
    Hiking & Hanging is therapy, and much cheaper than medication in the long run. Carry on.

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    In my limited experience I would say that if you are a bigger guy, sleep on your side in fetal or semi-fetal position, just prefer sleeping in a gathered end hammock, or don't want the extra grams... I would go with the BB.

    For the rest, there's MasterCard (to buy a shiny new RR ).

    I'm a bit of a side sleeper and bigger (6'2" 220) so I prefer my BB but I also love my RR. I would probably default to the BB except when the RR gives me some benefit I can't get from the BB, in which case I wouldn't hesitate using my incredibly comfy RR.

    Dave
    "Laying and swaying in a hammock is like a steady morphine drip without the risk of renal failure" - Dale Gribble

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    Senior Member Can't Wait's Avatar
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    You folks are not making this decision easy lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by Can't Wait View Post
    You folks are not making this decision easy lol
    WB has a 60 day return policy if that helps.

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