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    Question Big Guys and the Warbonnet Balckbird

    Well I have been a long time lurker here and this site gets me through some long days at work!! A quick thanks to Shugs for all the great vids and helpfull info for a newbie as well as ProfessorHammock for clearing the air on all that crazy suspension stuff. So as of right now i have a ENO double and like it but looking to make the next move. After reading alot about all the different hamocks I think I have decied to go with the Blackbird! But my only question is will I fit and will it hold? I am sure this is a question I should be asking the warbonnet guy ( his real name is Brandon) but there seems to be a ton of knowledge here so I thought I would toss it out there. I am 6'4 270 lbs. Not a petite guy for sure. Also it seems that the warbonnet guy (his real name is Brandon) might beable to adjust the design for the bigger guy seeing how he makes it himself and it is not just a off the self buy. Any thoughts would be great!
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    Brandon and I hosted a booth at the National Get Outdoors Day event yesterday. Had lots of big guys and gals in my 1.7 double BlackBird. Biggest guy was 6'5" (don't know his weight) and he wasn't in any hurry to get out of it. I think Brandon said he just sold one to somebody in the 375lb range too. Shouldn't be a problem.
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    I let my hiking buddy who is 6'6" and 245 in my WB BB double 1.7 and thought I'd never get him out. He was surprised at the room and said that he was so comfortable.
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    I am close to that 270, and just got back from a hang in my new 1.7 double BB. Slept great. Lots of room. I can roll around in there, just as if I was in my bed at home.
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    I'm only 5'11" and 260, but . . . . I've got plenty of room to move around and change positions in the Blackbird.

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    Im 6'3'' with heaps of room. another inch would be fine I bet
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    Quote Originally Posted by RAW View Post
    I'm only 5'11" and 260, but ..


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    6'6", weighed 270 when I ordered my WB BB dbl 1.7.... It is a very comfortable hammock at that weight and held me up fine.

    Now down to 247 lbs, and still feels great!

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    hey cannibal, did he say what version he sold for the guy around 375?
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    He didn't say, I just assumed it was the double 1.7. Can't imagine anything else.
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