So I'm heading off tomorrow morning for a week of hanging at Goshen Scout camp In VA. I can't think of a better way to break in the new Blackbird. I only had a short time to work on the pad. I took the 36" X 48" and cut it down to 28" Wide. I tapered the last 16" down to 20". It lays in the hammock well, feels fairly comfortable. The width only seems to cover/wrap the the lower half of my shoulders (only a size 42). I'll have more time to play with it this week - should be able to give a better report and pictures.