The WBBB is the forth different hammock i have bought and i can honestly tell you i will never have to buy any more, to me (6foot 7in and 18 stone) the blackbird was a dream come true.. long live Brandon for this work of art.
I own and use several hammocks but if I am camping out over night its the BB. Love that footbox as it allows me streach out with out feeling like I am pushing against fabric and gives me someplace o put my dainty size 14 feet.
The footbox is the best of several excellent features in the Blackbird.
The only negative point I have found is that in some pitches, for whatever reason, I get just a tiny bit of pressure at the back of my calves where the natural gathered shape of the hammock pushes into it, while the feet can drape back down. It's completely unnoticeable when I have my footbox pad in place, and only mildly noticeable in some pitches when I have no pad in place.
I still love the footbox!
The footbox is what sold me on the hammock (and the shelf, and the full netting, and the side zipper, well mostly it was all the positive reviews on here, but the footbox definately was a big factor)
Happy hanging. The WBBB rocks!
"The Road goes ever on and on,
Down from the door where it began.
Now far ahead the Road has gone,
And I must follow, if I can.
Pursuing it with eager feet
Until it joins some larger way
Where many paths and errands meet.
And whither then? I cannot say."
~Bilbo Baggins - LotR
I think the footbox is great. Main reason I love it is new hammockers. I am working with 5 new hammockers on set ups. I find new hammockers uninterested in the long conversations I go into about a diagonal lay. With my Hennessey its hard to explain where exactly to put ones feet. With the foot box all i have to say is put your feet in the box. Less headache for then and less explaining for me, super.
Yosemite Sam: Are you trying to make me look a fool?
Bugs: You don't need me to make you look like a fool.
Yosemite Sam: Yer deerrrnnn right I don't!