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    No need to remove the suspension when you're reversing the lay.

    Just unhook the (4) mitten hooks that the shock cords are hitched on to, disengage the (2) micro carabiners, Slide the (2) black elastic loops up onto your whoopies/buckles/continuous loops, flip the net and reattach what has been disengaged and you're good to go! The whole process takes about 3 min if that.....

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    Resurrecting this thread to ask a clarification question on how to switch the "direction" of the hammock. Just got a new El Dorado, and by default it's set up to lie head left; I prefer head right.

    Both the videos I've seen (the one on the Blackbird XLC video, and Shug's video linked earlier in this thread) show a very fast timelapse of the process of flipping the net, so I can't actually see what's going on.

    To clarify: I should fully remove the bug net by fully unzipping all zippers; then flip it upside down, then remove the tieout bungee cord and reattach it on the (different-looking, but similarly located) fabric loops on what's currently the inside (but will become the outside) of the net—thus making the tieout go to the other direction? It currently is on the right side of the hammock, so putting it on the left would "reconfigure" so I can lay with my head to the right?

    Let me know if that is correct. Also if anyone has an explanation of how exactly the "footbox" works and how flipping the bug net would allow it to move to the other side of the hammock, I'd be interested in understanding that better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jbphilly View Post
    Resurrecting this thread to ask a clarification question on how to switch the "direction" of the hammock. Just got a new El Dorado, and by default it's set up to lie head left; I prefer head right.

    Both the videos I've seen (the one on the Blackbird XLC video, and Shug's video linked earlier in this thread) show a very fast timelapse of the process of flipping the net, so I can't actually see what's going on.

    To clarify: I should fully remove the bug net by fully unzipping all zippers; then flip it upside down, then remove the tieout bungee cord and reattach it on the (different-looking, but similarly located) fabric loops on what's currently the inside (but will become the outside) of the net—thus making the tieout go to the other direction? It currently is on the right side of the hammock, so putting it on the left would "reconfigure" so I can lay with my head to the right?

    Let me know if that is correct. Also if anyone has an explanation of how exactly the "footbox" works and how flipping the bug net would allow it to move to the other side of the hammock, I'd be interested in understanding that better.
    See the WB footbox explained 5 minutes in the 1st video below.
    As to reversing the lay just take off the bugnet and flip it and zip it back on and you now doing opposite lay. This is an XLC but same principle works for Eldorado.
    See that in the second video at 3:09 in.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jbphilly View Post
    Resurrecting this thread to ask a clarification question on how to switch the "direction" of the hammock. Just got a new El Dorado, and by default it's set up to lie head left; I prefer head right.

    Both the videos I've seen (the one on the Blackbird XLC video, and Shug's video linked earlier in this thread) show a very fast timelapse of the process of flipping the net, so I can't actually see what's going on.

    To clarify: I should fully remove the bug net by fully unzipping all zippers; then flip it upside down, then remove the tieout bungee cord and reattach it on the (different-looking, but similarly located) fabric loops on what's currently the inside (but will become the outside) of the net—thus making the tieout go to the other direction? It currently is on the right side of the hammock, so putting it on the left would "reconfigure" so I can lay with my head to the right?

    Let me know if that is correct. Also if anyone has an explanation of how exactly the "footbox" works and how flipping the bug net would allow it to move to the other side of the hammock, I'd be interested in understanding that better.
    If you hammock is an Eldorado, then you have the tie out to keep the netting off your face (but no tie out for the shelf as the Eldorado lacks that feature). Whichever side the tie out is on would be your head side.

    It sounds like you understand how flipping the net to change lay direction works, but then you said the tieout "currently is on the right side of the hammock," so it sounds to me like you don't need to flip the net and it's already set up for head right/feet left. That's funny though, because I know when I got my Blackbird, I did have to flip the net to get the head right/feet left lay. Warbonnet considers us oddballs and sets up their hammocks for head left/feet right from the factory.

    Re: the footbox, that is formed by the shape of the net. The hammock body itself is symmetrical. When you flip the net, the footbox flips sides as well. It's always on the side opposite the tie out at the head end.
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    OK, thanks, that makes sense. I think I know what I have to do now and the footbox explanation adds up too (I think).

    Also, the tieout is currently on the left side of the hammock, not the right...Can't keep my directions straight! So yes, it sounds like I want to flip the net.

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