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    Quote Originally Posted by attroll View Post
    O great now mine weighs and ounce more then everyone else's.
    It's always tough being at the bleeding edge of technology. <grin>

    Sounds like I get the extra ounce too. I guess I'll just leave one bite of a Snicker's bar at home, to compensate.

    Grizz

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    the change in weight is to the superfly tarp, not the hammock.

    billybob, main advantages over other end gathered hammocks would be that you are able to lie on the regular diagonal with less restriction (head and feet don't cram into the sides of the hammock) and as such there is more head and foot room.

    there's side entry, and you can throw the net over the ridgeline when not needed. and the double bottom. the roominess is my favorite feature. i can throw my arm behind my head and my elbow still doesn't come in contact with the netting. lots more room in the head/shoulder area compared to a hh when laying diagonal.

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    Just another hanger attroll's Avatar
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    OK, I see it was the superfly. It is this darn internet access in the motel I am in that got me. That is my story and I am sticking to it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by warbonnetguy View Post
    the change in weight is to the superfly tarp, not the hammock.

    billybob, main advantages over other end gathered hammocks would be that you are able to lie on the regular diagonal with less restriction (head and feet don't cram into the sides of the hammock) and as such there is more head and foot room.

    there's side entry, and you can throw the net over the ridgeline when not needed. and the double bottom. the roominess is my favorite feature. i can throw my arm behind my head and my elbow still doesn't come in contact with the netting. lots more room in the head/shoulder area compared to a hh when laying diagonal.
    Thanks for the info, WBG.
    For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory that is to be revealed to us....that the creation itself also will be set free from its slavery to corruption into the freedom of the glory of the children of God. For we know that the whole creation groans and suffers the pains of childbirth together until now.
    Romans 8:18,21-22

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    The head and feet cramming into the sides of the hammock is the main reason I switched to the bridge hammock. I'd like to take the Blackbird for a ride.
    "Every day above ground is a good day"

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    Would the JRB 8x8 tarp provide adequate coverage for the Blackbird?

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    well, depends on what you consider adequate, but the blackbird is the same size as several hh models. so yes, it will definately cover the the hammock if turned as a diamond fly. it's probably a decent medium sized tarp to use, not as much coverage as a big hex, but alot more than something like the stock hh fly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FanaticFringer View Post
    The head and feet cramming into the sides of the hammock is the main reason I switched to the bridge hammock. I'd like to take the Blackbird for a ride.
    FF, are you going to make it to Mt. Rogers? If so, and I actually make the hang (still bartering with the wife,) you are more than welcome to try out my Blackbird. I will have my Clark, my BMB and my Blackbird for the hang, just for people to try out the feel of the different hammocks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FishinFinn View Post
    FF, are you going to make it to Mt. Rogers? If so, and I actually make the hang (still bartering with the wife,) you are more than welcome to try out my Blackbird. I will have my Clark, my BMB and my Blackbird for the hang, just for people to try out the feel of the different hammocks.
    Man that sounds cool. Not sure right now if I can attend. I'm a bridge guy at heart, but I sure would like to lay in one of those puppies before I shelled out the bucks.
    "Every day above ground is a good day"

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    Quote Originally Posted by warbonnetguy View Post
    well, depends on what you consider adequate, but the blackbird is the same size as several hh models. so yes, it will definately cover the the hammock if turned as a diamond fly. it's probably a decent medium sized tarp to use, not as much coverage as a big hex, but alot more than something like the stock hh fly.
    Thanks for the info!

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