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    A couple of Ridgerunner questions.

    I've had a WBBB in the past. It bothered me that I couldn't sleep on my stomach. Sold it and bought a tarptent Moment which is great except sleeping on the ground hurts too and isn't nearly as fun and interesting as a hammock. I miss the view.

    I've read a lot of reviews and watched videos about the ridgerunner. People say that you can sleep on your stomach. I've looked at a lot of pictures of people hanging in them and it seems that there is just slightly less angle than a gathered end hammock. I know if there is any flex on my back sleeping on my stomach that I won't be able to stand it. Any insight from fellow stomach sleepers?

    Also, one small problem that I see with the Ridgerunner is that when I got out of my WBBB, I had a lot of room to maneuver, change clothes, etc. It seems that the WBRR would get in the way. Is that true and is it a big deal?

    With Brandon's sale I'm ready to pull the trigger. I've thought about getting the WBRR and just returning it for the WBBB if I don't like it.

    Thanks for any advice.
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    I have a fairly messed up back, can't even sleep on certain beds because of it. Just don't ever sleep on the ground anymore. The Ridgerunner is for me, hands down, the most comfortable hammock I've owned, including the blackbird. I have a medium build, and can sleep on my side, back and stomach in this hammock without it bothering my back.

    I don't find that it takes up a whole lot more room than my other hammocks, definitely a little wider with the spreader bars, but makes no difference for me.

    I'd give it a try.

    Cheers

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    Quote Originally Posted by Callahan View Post
    I have a fairly messed up back, can't even sleep on certain beds because of it. Just don't ever sleep on the ground anymore. The Ridgerunner is for me, hands down, the most comfortable hammock I've owned, including the blackbird. I have a medium build, and can sleep on my side, back and stomach in this hammock without it bothering my back.

    I don't find that it takes up a whole lot more room than my other hammocks, definitely a little wider with the spreader bars, but makes no difference for me.

    I'd give it a try.

    Cheers
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    Yah good call with the RR....you will be happy with it.

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    With that generous return policy how could you possiby go wrong?

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    I am not a stomach sleeper but have tried lying on my stomach in the Ridgerunner just to see; worked fine for me.

    As to your second question, you have the whole forest to maneuver and change your clothes! Okay, okay. Depends on the tarp you use of course, but when I have the Cloudburst set up in porch mode it is HUGE! Plenty of room for housekeeping.
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    As others have said, there's no large noticable difference in room around it for changing, etc.

    As far as stomach sleeping - it certainly allows for it. I layed on my stomach in it and wasn't uncomfortable... but like others, I much prefer sleeping on my back and occasionally on my side in a hammock, even though I'm an exclusive side/stomach sleeper in bed.
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    Ok, ok, ok. I ordered a WBRR and a Cloudburst. Thanks for the replies.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ky chris View Post
    Ok, ok, ok. I ordered a WBRR and a Cloudburst. Thanks for the replies.
    Congrats! Some mighty fine hanging in your future...

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    Callahan, that's quite the recommendation!

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