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    Senior Member Lepmeister's Avatar
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    I'm Lepmeister, and I'm a believer - WBBB

    Hi Guys,

    I got my Blackbird 1.0DL(i) on Tuesday and had a backyard hang on Wednesday night.

    The buckles took me a minute to get a hang of, but I would imagine that the straps will get easier to work with as they soften up a bit.

    I was setting it up where I normally hang so I had a good idea of where the straps needed to be height wise for the span. Hung it up and jumped in.

    As soon as I sat down I felt the security of the double layer, compared to the single parachute material hammock I have been using it was just great -

    This was the point my nervous , anxious feelings of the wait and what will it be like turned to love and appreciation.

    So in I go, using the Shug method of zipper adjustment (my wife calls out "what did you say?" I was reciting the vid out loud) I was now in the Blackbird......I had my UQ in "about the right spot" so I was wriggling and stuffing about getting it sort before I looked at getting some sort of lay sorted.

    I had read some notes about being too far into the foot box, too close and too far from the zippers, so I knew that I may have to look for the sweet spot.

    First I was too far into the foot box, then too far from the zippers. Within 2 mins I stopped, relaxed and knew that my short but agonizing wait had been rewarded well and truly.

    So another couple of moments of adjustment in the UQ and I was set.

    I have only been hanging for about 6 months now and whilst I have added ridge lines and worked the diagonal line I found that I did not feel like I have to work for the comfortable / flat lye in the BB at all, it was just there waiting for me to find it.

    It was a work night and we have some renovations going on in the house. I headed out to sleep at about 11pm, set the alarm for 6 and snoooozed out.

    Next thing I know the alarm is slowly awakening me from a perfect night’s sleep. I was very confident in the product and that it was going to be something special, but these things are more than I had hoped for.

    I’m 6’1 and 210, no experience in a hammock other than an a ebay cheapie so I may not have the experience of others….. But I’m wrapped!

    I have some triangle thingies and whoopee slings on the way that I will add to the new rig. I also scored a broken arrow shaft from a mate at work today so the toggle is in hand – so to speak.

    I’ll look forward to posting a vid of the completed set-up… I feel like a proud father.... and now after talking about it, I'm thinking of trying to put it on the wife that I may stay out there again tonight.

    If you have one you know - If you don't look forward to it!
    Last edited by Lepmeister; 03-18-2011 at 05:39.

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    Excellent! Glad you're enjoying the new gear. The WBBB will be my next purchase as I tried one at a group hang and I was amazed at how comfortable it is. Enjoy!
    Syb
    Enjoy the elevation

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    Senior Member Lepmeister's Avatar
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    Last edited by Lepmeister; 03-20-2011 at 06:17.

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    If I didn't already have one your story would certainly have made me go out and get one. Great stuff Lepmeister. Glad you enjoyed losing your WBBB virginity.

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    You man from Oz have chosen wisely.
    Now if I was a betting man in time you'll add a Warbonnet
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    all secure in sector 7 Shug's Avatar
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    I so love a happy hanging tale.......
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    congrats, a night in a bb is always followed by a great day.

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    excelent choice, im 6 foot 7 and 18 stone and am still over the moon with my WBB a very understanding wife does help when you own one of these.

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    Really glad you like the set-up.

    Enjoy that WBBB 1.0 DL, I sure love mine !!!
    I am a GEAR JUNKIE and GRAM COUNTER !!

    There, It's out. I said it, Ahh I feel better now

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    That's nice mate! Glad its working for you. My experience has been the same.
    Don't let life get in the way of living.

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