Originally Posted by Mustardman
I dont own an eno, but I've laid in one, on the diagonal, and my knees get much more hyperextended than in the blackbird. My guess is that the way Brandon whipped it, combined with the foot box, makes it so you can lay on a more extreme diagonal than you can in an eno, because of the extra space for your feet.
The key difference of the blackbird from other hammocks, IMO, is the foot box. The shelf is pretty cool, and the double tie-outs make it feel a lot more spacious inside, but the sweetness is the boatloads of room for your feet.
I'm not seeing how much difference there could be due to whipping myself. The ENO has a channel, the BB sort of does but doubles back---there's not an obvious reason why there should be more or less pull on the sides by one over the other. If both hammocks start as rectangles, but one feels like it has more room in the feet area, it's because the top of the fabric in the foot area is being pulled away. So I'm thinking the difference with respect to foot area must be due to the tie-outs.