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    New Member Landmark's Avatar
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    Which WBBB Hammock Should I Get?

    I am 6'2, and I weigh 220.

    Given this... which WBBB hammock should I get?

    Also - what is the general consensus on which type of suspension is better? Adjustable webbing or line/strap? Does it really just come down to personal preference - or is one clearly better than the other? I'm leaning towards adjustable webbing - but I'd be curious to hear any/all arguments for/against it.
    "I never came upon any of my discoveries through the process of rational thinking." - Albert Einstein

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    Wait about two days and get the new BB XLC (extra long - 11' instead of 10') and you can swap in a nylon cover instead of a net cover for better weather protection.

    Until it's posted on his site (again, happening this week), not quite sure what materials it'll come in yet, but a 1.1 DL, a 1.7 SL or 1.7 DL should all do pretty well for you at that weight.

    If you didn't see the XLC video, check out the following thread and watch his video from the first post.
    http://www.hammockforums.net/forum/s...ad.php?t=67279
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    I'm a gathered end kinda guy

    but this past weekend at Rev's FBH thanks to the benevolence of Bajahanger I got to try the Warbonnet Ridgerunner.....you'd be remiss not considering it too since you are already falling under the spell of the Warbonnetdude.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MedicineMan View Post
    but this past weekend at Rev's FBH thanks to the benevolence of Bajahanger I got to try the Warbonnet Ridgerunner.....you'd be remiss not considering it too since you are already falling under the spell of the Warbonnetdude.
    Good point, that RidgeRunner is super nice. But, I can't get the XLC out of my head.

    One other note on the original suspension question. No brainer there - get the adjustable webbing. Much easier to use without much of a weight penalty. The line/strap is fiddly and doesn't bring much to the situation, except shaving a small amount of weight (which probably is less of an issue if you're considering a WBBB to begin with - they're great, but not the lightest options out there).
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    thinking in the back of my head

    That this is WBs answer to the Dangerbird and possibly even the Darien. Isn't competition great! Well at least for us end users.
    After this past weekend I was on the verge of adding the Ridgerunner to the quiver-which at that point in time was the only WB hammock I didn't have now I'm two down.

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    Medicineman, two down, you are slacking. What's up with that???
    Happy Hangin!!!


    AKA BajaHanger

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    I'm the same weight, but 4 inches taller.

    Waiting for a restock in the UK, then ordering the double BB 1.1. I had a double 1.7 but
    it was no doubt overkill for my weight. The XLC looks interesting, loving the RR.

    I'll be saving 400 or so grams going from 1.7/1.1. Thats a pretty big saving!

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    I am 6'1" and 215. I originally bought the 1.7 dbl, but now use the 1.1 dbl.

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    I'm 6-3 270(ish) and have the WBBB 1.7 and 1.1 dbls. Prefer the 1.1 for overall comfort. That said I'd hold for the new release BB XLC (curse you Brandon the Tempter) and get it in 1.1 dbl with adjustable webbing. If I was at your weight (depending on width) the WBRR/dbl/adjustable webbing would be my go to for the way it lays flatter and holds a ground pad to supplement an UQ in real cold (my wife has one).
    Mark is the name and If there is more than one way to understand what I just said....I meant the good one.

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    The ridge runner with adj. webbing. If you do the hiking pole spreader bar conversion,you can bring the weight of the ridge runner close to the black bird,with much more comfort.
    I went through tree hammocks until i found the rr.

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