View Poll Results: How do you roll?

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  • Roll right

    21 32.31%
  • Roll left

    21 32.31%
  • Roll both ways

    17 26.15%
  • Don't know/ don't care

    6 9.23%
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  1. #1
    jokerr's Avatar
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    How do you roll? Left or Right

    When you sit down in your hammock do you then put your head
    down toward your left side or to your right side? This decides how you
    roll out when you get out. You either roll left or roll right.

    I think most people choose the side they are using at home.
    Depending on which side of your bed you prefer or may be assigned to,
    It most likely carries over to your hammock.

    Of course with most gathered end hammocks you have all the options
    you can get in on one side and get out on the other side with your head
    at either end.

    On some hammocks you have to adjust your roll to fit the hammock.
    I think that on a Warbonnet BB with the shelf and footbox you need
    to roll left.

    With a JRB bridge, a right roll is caused by head spreader bar and
    fixed net on one side.

    With a Ridgerunner the head end is chosen for you but You can get in from both sides. So you can decide whether to roll left or right because the netting is at the foot end. However if you put a spindrift on your RR the
    opening is on the right so you must roll right to get out.

    By looking at videos from HF members you can sometimes tell which
    way they roll. It appears that Shug rolls to the left most of the time but he
    probably rolls both ways.

    I like to roll right. How do you roll?

  2. #2
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    I roll right. The other way just feels funny.

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    Senior Member Cannibal's Avatar
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    For the same reason as PapaSmurf, I roll left.
    Trust nobody!

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    I'm the same as Papa Smurf. I will walk around my hammock to get in on the proper side.
    "As a well spent day brings happy sleep, a well spent life brings happy death." -Da Vinci

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    I roll both ways. In my WBBB I have to roll left, but in most any other hammock I roll right...unless that means the sun will be in my eyes (or some other reason to roll left).

  6. #6
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    Roll left. Just the way I started.
    Most of us end up poorer here but richer for being here. Olddog, Fulltime hammocker, 365 nights a year.

  7. #7
    Member Old Dog's Avatar
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    Both ways. I'm an old guy, and need to get up during the night to answer nature. When I first get into the hammock I may roll either way. When I get back in the next time I will probably roll the other way. Just what ever seems the most comfortable at the time.

  8. #8
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    Prefer the same as at home - primarily left. Sometimes right, just for variety.
    Brian
    Denver, CO
    Father. Husband. Scoutmaster.

  9. #9
    I Learn So Others Can Too FireInMyBones's Avatar
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    Depending on where I set up camp this might change, but I mostly exit to my left (as I'm not sure who's left/right you're talking about...I choose both sides). However, I can get in or out on both sides. If I have the choice, I exit left. I have never "rolled" out of the hammock.
    -Jeremy

    "If anyone speaks, he should do it as one speaking the very words of God. If anyone serves, he should do it with the strength God provides, so that in all things God may be praised through Jesus Christ. To him be the glory and the power for ever and ever. Amen." 1 Peter 4:11

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    Yep. Roll right. I don't know what this left blasphemy is. Weirdos.
    "For myself I hold no preferences among flowers, so long as they are wild, free, spontaneous.
    Bricks to all greenhouses! Black thumb and cutworm to the potted plant!" - Edward Abbey


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