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    you could just use fabric to make the side hem, doesn't have to be made of tubular webbing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by moski View Post
    I really think UQ is the way to go.

    I have the "thepreacherswife" 1/2 UQ (Post #74).
    It's a rectangular 1/2 Down UQ.

    Before the Blackbird i used a kind of fixed suspension,
    that didn't work on the Blackbird.

    So i followed Brandon's advice and i added tubular webbing on both sides of the UQ.
    Through those tubular webbing goes two shock cords from the head end to
    foot end.
    That makes the UQ adjustable.

    On the short sides, small diameter shock cord was preinstalled by the thepreacherswife, works great to snug the UQ up against the hammock fabric,
    by simply tightening it.

    Does it makes sense?
    Absolutely...I have ideas for mods on my TQ.

    I will test them later this week
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    Quote Originally Posted by warbonnetguy View Post
    you could just use fabric to make the side hem, doesn't have to be made of tubular webbing.
    I was thinking of 5 or 6 gossgrain loops per side instead of a full length channel..think that would work?
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    channel would be better. you could even go to joannes and get some light weight polyester ribbon that is ~2" wide and use that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by warbonnetguy View Post
    channel would be better. you could even go to joannes and get some light weight polyester ribbon that is ~2" wide and use that.
    It's really nice to have them wide , when you are going to feed the shock cord through.
    Last edited by moski; 11-03-2008 at 09:39. Reason: then to when :)

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    i just run it through with a coat hanger after it's sewn on, you could put it in there while yopu sew i suppose.

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    Update...

    Went out last weekend...2 nights

    set-up -
    30 deg Marmot Arroyo used as TQ...DIY UQ (3.7 oz/yd Climashield {good to @35 F as a TQ} 68"x48")...3/8" 20" wide oware CCF pad
    Weather -
    28-35 F damp at night.

    Result-
    AMAZING! sweating, hot, flat! I couldn't believe how warm and comfortable I was...best night I've spent in a hammock

    I'm a convert to UQs! I have ordered the materials to make 2 more UQs of various temp ranges (both of Climashield).

    Thanks for your help Brandon

    PS...I had a total of 5 different people stop and ask me about the Blackbird. They all took the time to lay in it and all reported that they loved it. I hope you get some additional business! (I directed them to HammockForums) psst..you need a website!
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    Quote Originally Posted by animalcontrol View Post
    you need a website!
    Agreed! Brandon, any new news on getting that company to sew them for you? I've gotten a LOT of curious onlookers at my setup, and I'd love to be able to direct them to your website where they could place an order right away. This is such a clever design that it needs to be available to more people so they can appreciate what you've done here.

    How long until they're sold at REI?

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    warbonnethammocks.com is available...better get it while you can!

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    i've got warbonnetoutdoors.com registered, as soon as i get some reliable help to replenish inventory i'll get the site up quick. been busy making stuff lately and need do a couple other things first.

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