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Old 08-28-2012, 11:40 AM   #1321
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Old 08-28-2012, 05:07 PM   #1322
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If you weigh under 250 and are looking for a more flat lay you might consider a Warbonnet Outdoors Ridgerunner bridge hammock. Fits up to 6'6" and plenty wide for the average sleeper.
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Old 08-28-2012, 06:56 PM   #1323
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I've been using a hammock since the early 80s but it's old and impossible to lay remotely flat in. I have scoliosis (7 compressed discs) and I think flatter may be better.

Thanks for the link, I'll definitely look into it.
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Old 08-28-2012, 09:48 PM   #1324
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I've been using a hammock since the early 80s but it's old and impossible to lay remotely flat in. I have scoliosis (7 compressed discs) and I think flatter may be better.

Thanks for the link, I'll definitely look into it.
Yer welcome. You might want to try some of the newer hammock offerings with improved asym lay as well. There are probably more than a couple of hammocking folk in your area (Hammock Forums) that would be glad to let you take different ones for a spin. Maybe even a close by group hang to get a look and test out of different ones.
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Old 08-28-2012, 09:58 PM   #1325
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There's also the Bear Mountain Bridge hammock- I have a Switchback that, although not a bridge, allows for a pretty flat lay due to its large size and the way it is gathered at the ends.
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Old 08-29-2012, 06:57 AM   #1326
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Old 08-29-2012, 06:59 AM   #1327
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Thanks guys, I really appreciate it!

I bought a Hennessey Expedition a few years ago and couldn't stand the bottom entry. I recently had that corrected and had a better hang this weekend than anything in the past couple of years. Now, I want more. I'm going to do some checking around locally and see if I can't find someone who has either the Jacks R Better or the War Bonnet Ridgerunner and if nothing else, lie in it for a few minutes and see what it's like. If any of you have either of them and live reasonably close (I'm in WV, 25 miles west of Strasburg, VA), I'd love to see your setup and try it.

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Old 08-29-2012, 07:22 AM   #1328
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I'm going to do some checking around locally and see if I can't find someone who has either the Jacks R Better or the War Bonnet Ridgerunner and if nothing else, lie in it for a few minutes and see what it's like. If any of you have either of them and live reasonably close (I'm in WV, 25 miles west of Strasburg, VA), I'd love to see your setup and try it.

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Well here is a group hang in state. The Ridgerunner is just out and may be rare but you can pipe in and ask if others plan to be there with one.
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Old 08-29-2012, 07:44 AM   #1329
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Thanks. I'll check into it - and join the Hammock Forum.
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Old 08-31-2012, 08:00 PM   #1330
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You guys hear the Warbonnett bridge came out?
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Old 08-31-2012, 08:06 PM   #1331
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You guys hear the Warbonnett bridge came out?
Doo tell!

Would be nice to try one out and compare it vs. my Eurekea.
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Old 08-31-2012, 08:12 PM   #1332
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Doo tell!

Would be nice to try one out and compare it vs. my Eurekea.
They called it the Ridge Runner.

http://warbonnetoutdoors.com/ridgerunner.php
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Old 08-31-2012, 08:13 PM   #1333
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They called it the Ridge Runner.

http://warbonnetoutdoors.com/ridgerunner.php
Here's a review:
http://www.hammockforums.net/forum/s...ad.php?t=58509
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Old 08-31-2012, 08:35 PM   #1334
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EvanADV, thanks for the links. Just took a look at the site and read the review over at HH. I think I will stick with what I got, but at least on the HH link I got some more information about a fly I need to eventually get.

One of the things I have planned for my Eureka is to make an UQ, as I found something that should work well from the thrift store (and for less than $3!).

Now, I just have to remember where I put that item....
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Old 08-31-2012, 08:40 PM   #1335
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I'd like to hear a Eureka owner compare the RidgeRunner side by side.

There aren't many of us so I'm thinking it may be up to me to shell out the $$ for the ultimate test
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