Originally Posted by Mustardman
As far as Rev's comment about the BB being the flavor of the week, I've got to disagree... what Brandon did is find a very clever way to sell an asymmetrical hammock that Tom Hennesey can't shut down, because of the way he avoided Tom's patents. The overall cleverness of the design means the blackbird, unlike most hammocks with nets built in, is crazy roomy when you're laying on the diagonal....
....To call it a simple fad is to fail to give Brandon credit for a very inventive design, and he deserves better than that, IMHO.
Agreed! It reminds me of a story my art teacher once told me about the Japanese car companies sending artists over to sketch our plants. Well, we send out the nice looking ladies to tour them around the plant hoping they will be distracted, but instead they were dilegently drawing all the machines and designs into their sketchpads! What did they do...they went home and did everything completely differently!
In the same way, Brandon has a product that accomplishes the same goals as the HH, but in a different way. And, the added benifit of a zipper on the bugnet and shelf are very creative. Not to mention the sexy factor!
IMO, the hype is well worth it...