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    Smile The Birdy has landed

    MY Warbonnet Blackbird 1.0 double layer arrived in the mail today So naturally as soon as I got home I had to see if I had some trees wide enough apart to set it up. I did but they are butted up against the fence that separates me and my neighbor, any ways no worries. I think I will rig up something to hang form in my garage and also an out side rig as well.

    THAT WAS THE QUICKEST SHELTER SET UP I HAVE EVER HAD
    However I can see why so many use dutch clips or beaners, but it wasn't too bad to run the webbing through the loop and then attach the "new and improved" cinch buckles (according to WB they do not need the knot behind them because they have a stronger bite) But I think just for the ease of things and not having to try and hold the hammock in one hand off the ground while trying to thread the webbing, some dutch clips will be in order.

    I am going to set it up again tomorrow afternoon and take a nap in it . But I can tell you for the 20 minutes or so I was in it, I was almost asleep, until my dog decided a bird was needing to be scolded It was super comfy and I really like the foot box. I laid in all types of positions (side, back, other side etc) just to see how it feels and they were all great. I pitched it low enough to where I could reach over and make a cup of tea....tomorrows project as well. I will try it out with my GG pad and my WM highlite and see how it goes.

    So now the nitty gritty.

    Total weight including stuff sack and webbing is :1.11 3/4 lb...27.795 oz...788 grams.

    Also could you guys tell me what you think about the pitch. Good strap angles, too high , too low, stake out, ground height, one end needing to be higher/lower then the other, ridge line, etc, etc. Anything to improve upon/grow from.
    To me it felt like I should have brought my foot strap down a bit (it was at about 7ft) or some how lessened the angle so my legs were a wee bit more flatter.

    Well I will post some more when I take a nap in it and get some more data. Now all I need is my McCat tarp which should be here next week. Ok I know I need more then that but ya know what I mean

    Now for some pics...sorry for the crappy pixels but my camera has been having problems lately.





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    non staked out pitch
    I miss my 4.8Lb base weight as a ground dweller...But I sure DON'T MISS the ground.

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    Very cool looking hammock Mugs. I just got mine in yesterday. 1st Hanging and sleeping all weekend long. Lots of playing & tinkering to do.

    If you're liking your new hammock as much as I am mine, you're one happy camper!

    -islander

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    Whooooo .... mighty pretty one!
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    Mugs ; congrats on the WBBB/ The pitch to me looks fine but seems a bit high off the ground or so it looks in the pic. I like mine so its chair height so i can sit on the edge, reach down to the ground and get in and out easy but thats just me , you might like it different. Anyway good luck.
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    Fine looking hammock! Love the color on that one, too.

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    I like the coyote brown color.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mbiraman View Post
    Mugs ; congrats on the WBBB/ The pitch to me looks fine but seems a bit high off the ground or so it looks in the pic. I like mine so its chair height so i can sit on the edge, reach down to the ground and get in and out easy but thats just me , you might like it different. Anyway good luck.
    Might just be the pics. I was able to sit in it just fine and use it for a chair, my feet would touch the ground ok, and it was easy to get into. When inside I could reach out and touch the ground with my hand...I.E "test" cooking/ picking my cup off the stove.

    But I will admit maybe just a scootch lower would not have hurt.

    I am 6.1 but have long legs, and longer then normal arms.
    I miss my 4.8Lb base weight as a ground dweller...But I sure DON'T MISS the ground.

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    maybe its just me, but when I seen the inside pic first thing I thought was Sha-Na-Na and their gold dancers. Dang, if its that gold and shiny its not what I'd like to see envelope me.
    now the outside ones don't look quite as bad. sorry if anyones little piggy's feel stepped on. but I don't like that color in the least if its shiny. I've seen many BB pics here and none have had that color, that I have noticed. website says coyote brown. hummm

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    Quote Originally Posted by pizza View Post
    I like the coyote brown color.
    Same here!

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