Originally Posted by Beatle405
Hey guys, I currently have a Blackbird with the adjustable webbing. I really like it, but I also feel compelled to change things up so I made some whoopies with some 7/64 amsteel blue and got some Lash-It for the ridgeline. What's the best way to do the swap?
Also, when swapping the Lash-it for the ridgeline, what points do I need to measure for the 100" ridgeline? Is it from fixed loop to fixed loop, or do I have to account for the amount looped onto the new whoopies? Does that make sense?
mine are 100", that's tip to tip, but also fully stretched. a length of 7/64 that long will lengthen quite a bit as it tightens down (spliced or tied), 2mm would do the same, but probably not quite as much.
also, the bb requires one extra step, it's important to make sure you insert the suspension through the small black loop in the edge binding of the blackbird as shown in the pics. there is one loop at each end of the hammock.
once ridgeline loops are tightened down first by hand, get in the hammock and pull down on the RL with a good amount of force to "set" it.
here's the tutorial link with pics: