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    Cool, you'll get hooked.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jr05 View Post
    blackie,
    Thanks for the info, but I already purchased an ultralight backpacker through one of their clearance sales (demos, etc). I purchased the hammock without fly and will be purchasing a maccat delux tarp as soon as I get around to contacting Brain.

    Thanks again for all the tips everybody, I just got my hammock in the mail today and it looks awesome. I can't wait to get out there and try it out!

    -Jason
    Great hammock/tarp combo. Happy hangin!!
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    I just scanned this thread and did it get off track Why is it that the only hammock mentioned is the Hennessy? Is everyone saying there isn't a better beginner hammock than a Hennessy There has got to be other good hammocks for beginners.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ewker View Post
    I just scanned this thread and did it get off track Why is it that the only hammock mentioned is the Hennessy? Is everyone saying there isn't a better beginner hammock than a Hennessy There has got to be other good hammocks for beginners.
    It may have gotten off track a little but big deal. The original poster was given sufficient info. to answer his questions. How did you interpret that "everyone" is saying there isn't a better hammock than a Hennessy? Not "everyone" responded to this thread.
    "Every day above ground is a good day"

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    some folks, including myself, prefer the top entry (or speer type) hammock for several reasons... like the open feel & view, & being able to reach gear that's near by but not inside the hammock.
    also i like to heat water from the comfort of my hammock & even eat there too<g>. ...tim
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    Quote Originally Posted by FanaticFringer View Post
    It may have gotten off track a little but big deal. The original poster was given sufficient info. to answer his questions. How did you interpret that "everyone" is saying there isn't a better hammock than a Hennessy? Not "everyone" responded to this thread.
    excuse me but it was hinted early on in these forums not to let things get off topic (like at WB)...when I said everyone I was talking about folks who had posted on this thread. Is that ok?

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    Beginner Hammock = Travel hammock
    Mainly because it is cheap, so the cost risk of starting with it is low.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ewker View Post
    I just scanned this thread and did it get off track Why is it that the only hammock mentioned is the Hennessy? Is everyone saying there isn't a better beginner hammock than a Hennessy There has got to be other good hammocks for beginners.
    There are many good hammock for beginners besides the HH. In jr05's first post he said we was looking at a HH Expedition and I suggested the HH Ultralight backpacker because of his size and weight.
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    Quote Originally Posted by blackbishop351 View Post
    Don't forget the DVD player, automatic newspaper dispenser, built-in toilet, and stainless steel suspension cables!

    That's what we should do...get Tim Allen to 'pimp a hammock'
    If you want a built in toilet, just bring adult diapers with you

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ewker View Post
    I just scanned this thread and did it get off track Why is it that the only hammock mentioned is the Hennessy? Is everyone saying there isn't a better beginner hammock than a Hennessy There has got to be other good hammocks for beginners.
    Two words: Structural Ridgeline.

    The structural ridgeline makes pitching easy and consistent. Since Hennessy has the patent. . .

    It took me a year to figure out that I was hanging my DIY hammock too tight. Regular hammocks pitch differently, and it takes time to figure out what will work best for you. I look at it like this: Hennessy's are like Macs, DIY hammocks are like Linux. Other commercial hammocks fall somewhere between.

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