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    Member CoyoteWanderer's Avatar
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    Yay It's Arrived!

    Got my blackbird this morning! hung it in my bedroom and over at the neighbours using their swingset - I actually don't have trees in useful enough spots in my back yard.

    Unfortunately I hadn't charged my camera but I expect I will get a few shots tomorrow and an excellent sleep tonight.

    Couple of notes
    - double layer is a lot warmer than my single layer Peak double hammock.

    - hammock is a lot roomier and more comfy than previous hammocks tried.

    - don't mistie a knot in excitement to hang it up and end up on your ***

    - Seems to attract yellowjackets (wasps) like mad. hung it at the neighbours, left it unzipped while I had a beer and there were 6 of them inside the hammock. Ach! At least they know quality gear. Won't leave it unzipped outside again.

    - tried to fit thermarest pad (within easy reach) in hammock - not such a good experience, needs some experimenting to have pad underneath me not on my side. Blue ccf would probably work better.

    - ridgeline has considerable sag in my couple of attempts, this isn't really a problem since it is comfy this way and I understand it too be better than too tight. I will try a tighter hang tomorrow if I get a chance - current attempts didn't have the space.

    - Integral Designs siltarp 2 tarp I am convinced will work just fine for this hammock. The 10' x 8' rectangle is probably good enough laid out like the rectangle but if I go diagonally across the top I get 12'+ ridgeways and the wings more than cover the blackbird.

    - The top cover looks like it should work well - not entirely sure how to set up the venting. The guylines and the toggle with the hammock guy out cords is a slick idea. Won't need to use this item for a bit. Not sure what the little loops on the venting opening are supposed to be used for?

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    Senior Member Cannibal's Avatar
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    Cracks me up!

    Just makes me laugh when I see a thread titled "Yay It's Arrived", "WooHoo It's Here!" or some variant of these. I don't even look to see what forum it is in, I just know it's about a Blackbird.

    Congrats on your new toy and welcome to the club. And yes, most of us that use webbing have made the ***-landing at least once in our excitement. There needs to be a "I landed on my *** and smiled" patch.
    Trust nobody!

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    all secure in sector 7 Shug's Avatar
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    Just let almost all the air out of your pad .... if you already haven't . I always had better luck with it that way.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CoyoteWanderer View Post
    Got my blackbird this morning! hung it in my bedroom and over at the neighbours using their swingset - I actually don't have trees in useful enough spots in my back yard.

    Unfortunately I hadn't charged my camera but I expect I will get a few shots tomorrow and an excellent sleep tonight.

    Couple of notes
    - double layer is a lot warmer than my single layer Peak double hammock.

    - hammock is a lot roomier and more comfy than previous hammocks tried.

    - don't mistie a knot in excitement to hang it up and end up on your ***

    - Seems to attract yellowjackets (wasps) like mad. hung it at the neighbours, left it unzipped while I had a beer and there were 6 of them inside the hammock. Ach! At least they know quality gear. Won't leave it unzipped outside again.

    - tried to fit thermarest pad (within easy reach) in hammock - not such a good experience, needs some experimenting to have pad underneath me not on my side. Blue ccf would probably work better.

    - ridgeline has considerable sag in my couple of attempts, this isn't really a problem since it is comfy this way and I understand it too be better than too tight. I will try a tighter hang tomorrow if I get a chance - current attempts didn't have the space.

    - Integral Designs siltarp 2 tarp I am convinced will work just fine for this hammock. The 10' x 8' rectangle is probably good enough laid out like the rectangle but if I go diagonally across the top I get 12'+ ridgeways and the wings more than cover the blackbird.

    - The top cover looks like it should work well - not entirely sure how to set up the venting. The guylines and the toggle with the hammock guy out cords is a slick idea. Won't need to use this item for a bit. Not sure what the little loops on the venting opening are supposed to be used for?
    your top cover is a bit of a prototype. the loops in the vent are so you can put a stick in there to prop it open. ~3" stick works well

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    Quote Originally Posted by CoyoteWanderer View Post
    Got my blackbird this morning!
    - tried to fit thermarest pad (within easy reach) in hammock - not such a good experience, needs some experimenting to have pad underneath me not on my side. Blue ccf would probably work better.

    - The top cover looks like it should work well - not entirely sure how to set up the venting. The guylines and the toggle with the hammock guy out cords is a slick idea. Won't need to use this item for a bit. Not sure what the little loops on the venting opening are supposed to be used for?
    Hmm...tell us more about the top cover!! Is this a new product from Brandon?

    Pictures?

    My neoair pad fit well in-between the bottom layers. It also flattens the curve a bit.

    (LOL at Cannibal...I know what you mean about Blackbird buyers tending to get an excess of "Oh Boy, Oh Boy, Oh Boy" when it finally arrives. I know I did! I'm still in the queue for my Yeti UQ.)
    Last edited by beep; 07-23-2009 at 16:56.

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    are there any pics available of this "bit of a prototype" top cover.
    Embarassing is being the last item in a discount bin.

    No matter where you go, it will never be as cool as it was just before you got there. So thanks for ruining it for everyone.

    Swing looooow, sweet Waaaarbonnet, comin for..to..carry..... me....yawn.....home......zzzzzzzz

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    man you gotta be quick to post here sometimes
    Embarassing is being the last item in a discount bin.

    No matter where you go, it will never be as cool as it was just before you got there. So thanks for ruining it for everyone.

    Swing looooow, sweet Waaaarbonnet, comin for..to..carry..... me....yawn.....home......zzzzzzzz

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    Yeah, We need pictures!!! I too have inquired about the top cover Coyote mentioned.

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    warbonnetbrandon dude is very crafty

    in the way he baits us in on these new products!
    Go ahead an tell me now how much

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    Sorry guys,

    I was out all day and had evening commitments. Pictures tomorrow, I promise.

    CoyoteWanderer

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