Originally Posted by Coldspring
The zipper pulls are just too small, and really need an attached string.
I wish the whipping had some kind of covering, it just looks unrefined.
I don't like the white stretchcord, it's just not a pretty color.
I wish it had a logo or tag somewhere.
I mean, you had so many criticisms that actually affect the use of the hammock, did you REALLY need to include trivial crap like this? Honestly, it sounds like you're just looking for things to nitpick at this point. The color of the stretch cord and the whipping looking "unrefined"???? That's just silly.
You made some good points about why the blackbird doesn't seem like the right hammock for you, why trivialize those points with this goofiness?
For what it's worth, I too had some issues with getting the blackbird perfectly dialed when I first started using it - the way the shock cord attaches to the netting was weird to get used to, and I was tending to hang it too tight, with the feet too high, and had some trouble getting comfortable. Once I got those issues sorted, though, the blackbird has been a dream. You have obviously used hammocks other than the BB, so maybe you're doing something that worked well with them, and doesn't work well with the BB - I would experiment a bit more before you're so harsh on the design.
And maybe it's just not the right hammock for you, in which case, I'm sure Brandon would take it back, or someone on these forums will buy it up in a heartbeat.