View Poll Results: What hammock did the BB replace

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  • Hennessy

    21 31.34%
  • ENO, TrekLight, TTTM, etc.

    8 11.94%
  • Speer

    3 4.48%
  • Claytor

    10 14.93%
  • Clark

    2 2.99%
  • Other

    7 10.45%
  • I didn't switch, but got a Blackbird cause they're cool

    10 14.93%
  • It is my first hammock, no need to switch.

    13 19.40%
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  1. #11
    Senior Member drewboy's Avatar
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    Pads with BB

    I'm still interested in that shorter length UQ Mike, don't give up on me!

    This did get me thinking about the use and positioning of CCF pads in the BB. Right now I have a single layer 1.1, and I've found it difficult to keep pads properly positioned into the footbox area. Having not seen a dual layer BB yet, I'm assuming that the extra layer covers the region completely underneath the footbox as well?

    I'm also thinking that a dual layer might stretch less and better maintain the intended shape of the hammock. On my single layer hammock there seems to be a raised ridge (in the direction of the hang) bordering the footbox that my legs need to go across when lying diagonally. I may need to upgrade to a dual just to get a more comfortable lay. At >185 lbs I'm probably exceeding the intended weight range for that hammock.

    Concerning the Nest UQ issue, I'm thinking that it might be more due to compression of the underquilt as the footbox extends against it. The mod may actually have made things worse by increasing the tensioning of the foot end of the quilt.

  2. #12
    Senior Member Cannibal's Avatar
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    I know this might be a little obvious, but I've got a couple of extra torso quilts. Want me to bring them to the hang?
    Trust nobody!

  3. #13
    Senior Member HikerRanky's Avatar
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    I replaced a HH Explorer Deluxe with a dbl 1.7 BB..... Shaved just over 1 pound by doing that...

  4. #14
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    I'll still use all my hammocks (my BB will be #3) but it will be the go to hammock. It is the only one where I can lay on my back and put both hands under my head.

  5. #15
    Senior Member Rushthezeppelin's Avatar
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    I'm voting in advance since I know I will be getting it :P Replacing my Claytor....love the thing but I really want something flatter and roomier and my god the shelf.

  6. #16
    Senior Member drewboy's Avatar
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    Hey Cannibal, it would be very cool to check out your quilts if you want to bring them along to the hang. Are they ones that you've made? Just to be fair, if you are looking to sell one, I should let you know that I've already committed to purchase one of Mike's. But hey, like all the other gear hounds around here I love checking out other people's gear. Ain't that what group hangs are all about?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cannibal View Post
    I know this might be a little obvious, but I've got a couple of extra torso quilts. Want me to bring them to the hang?

  7. #17
    Senior Member Rushthezeppelin's Avatar
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    You can bring a torso quilt for me ....test it with my thermadrape to see how well it performs as a UC.

  8. #18
    Senior Member Cannibal's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by drewboy View Post
    Hey Cannibal, it would be very cool to check out your quilts if you want to bring them along to the hang. Are they ones that you've made? Just to be fair, if you are looking to sell one, I should let you know that I've already committed to purchase one of Mike's. But hey, like all the other gear hounds around here I love checking out other people's gear. Ain't that what group hangs are all about?
    No, these are all Brandon's work. I think I've only got one DIY quilt left; the others have been sacrificed for this or that. I'll bring my toys, ya'll can fight it out in the parking lot.
    Trust nobody!

  9. #19
    Senior Member te-wa's Avatar
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    well ive decided to make all my quilts in Kelly Green from now on.. lol

  10. #20
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    Quote Originally Posted by drewboy View Post
    I had previously used a HH Hyperlite, which is now collecting dust since I got my BB last November. A serious upgrade for me in so many ways. Top entry, flatter lay, storage shelf, roomier footbox. Plus switching over to webbing straps, ring buckles and biners.

    But I think I am still having trouble in getting my Nest underquilt to sit properly under the footbox. On my last hang I had issues with cold feet, even with insulated booties on, which should not have happened. I have already implemented the retrofit from JRB to better hang the center of the foot side of the quilt. Anybody have any suggestions there?
    I have the line/strap suspension. I put the prussik in the shock cord on the amsteel below the ring buckles and the end mod biner slides down the line to the whipping on the hammock. I don't adjust the cordlocks on the corners of the quilt at all. If the middle biner is too high, it flattens the quilt and will give you cold spots.

    Then again - I have the Hudson River, not the Nest. Did you double check the velcro was closed?

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