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    Quote Originally Posted by dchrismer View Post
    I am really curious about the size you mention. My current hammock (not a WBBB) lists 6' as the max size. I'm 6' and can sleep in it great but I feel I'm a bit too close to the ends. I'm considering going for a longer hammock. The WBBB specs say it is good for up to 6'8". At 6' should I only consider the WBBB XLC or is the WBBB still in play?

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    Like I said; @ 5'10" the Blackbird is great but the XLC is even better. A six footer, I think, would be more comfortable in the XLC over the regular Blackbird. However, everyone is different; but if you feel being "a bit too close to the ends." is uncomfortable then I would suggest the XLC.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rat View Post
    Like I said; @ 5'10" the Blackbird is great but the XLC is even better. A six footer, I think, would be more comfortable in the XLC over the regular Blackbird. However, everyone is different; but if you feel being "a bit too close to the ends." is uncomfortable then I would suggest the XLC.

    My best recommendation is to lie in a Blackbird and, if possible, an XLC before you buy. I can't tell you which one will be more comfortable for you; you are you I am not.

    I don't know if I'll get the chance but it sure would be nice. Just comparing the specs HH Expedition Classic at 100X52 vs the WBBB 120X65 (and the XLC is 12" longer I believe). The extra 20" of the WBBB would really be nice and probably negate the need for 32" more than my current setup (going the XLC route).

    thank you for the feedback.

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    Beside a few photos from one happy owner I haven't read many reviews or seen many photos of the xlc in action. Is here a shipping issue or is everyone so happy to be in the new hammock they forget to take photos and write reviews?

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