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    I'm pretty sure Brandon will customize the side of the footbox for us. Didn't someone get this done recently?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Quoddy View Post
    Due to a right shoulder problem I am only able to lay on my left side, so my feet extend to the left. If the foot "pocket" was available on the opposite side, I'd be interested in one, but right now, without that, there isn't a great advantage over the Speer I already have.
    you can order the BBwith the footbox on the left side. I did and when you order you just say in your email that you would like a lefty.

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    A detachable weather shield I think should do it

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    The zipper pulls are just too small, and really need an attached string.

    I don't like the overhead netting on the left side. It is hard to duck underneath, and I often knock the shockcord off the groundstake and have to redo everything. I wish the pull outs on the side were attached to the hammock body instead of the netting.

    I don't like the material they are made from, it is too slick, it does sag a lot, and it seems cold to the touch.

    I wish there was an option to have netting above the zipper, instead of more fabric, and also on the top part of the footbox. It blocks a lot of wind, but if I use it this summer I am going to roast from not having a breeze in the heat and humidity. You can't see out of it either.

    I wish you could take all the netting off, or get it out of the way.

    I can't seem to get my torso UQ to stay in place. It always slips off to the rightside while I sleep and roll, and then I freeze. There is not way to grab it without a zipper on the right side, so it wears me out to fight with it all night.

    A zipper on both sides would be nice.

    I don't like the white and thin amsteel blue line, it's not so much an issue with a strap suspension, but I've never liked the stuff. It is not very good for knot tying, and if you mess up you sure can't get it untied.

    I wish the ridgeline had an adjustment and wasn't made out of the amsteel blue.

    I wish the whipping had some kind of covering, it just looks unrefined.

    I don't like the white stretchcord, it's just not a pretty color.

    I've only slept in mine a few nights, so far I've awakened with a sore right shoulder half the nights. (I don't have shoulder problems) I can't figure out how to lay to the right at al w/o feeling the pressure on the rightside, and when I lean to the left my underquilt slips to the right side and I can't retrieve it. I've been just fine in other hammocks, after a night's sleep.

    I've never tried to put a pad in it, I only got the double layer for mosquito protection, but I know it's hard to keep a pad in place in these kind of hammocks w/o a channel or pocket.

    I think it's actually more comfortable to sleep with my head in the footbox, as there is more shoulder room, but I suffocate that way.

    I wish it had a logo or tag somewhere.

    That's all I can think of right now, but it's only been four nights of use.
    Last edited by Coldspring; 03-28-2009 at 20:00.

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    A tab or an attachment point sewn at the top "point" of the footbox. That would allow you to "custom fit" your UQ to totally cover the footbox by adding an extra attachment point on your UQ.

    Tie-backs on the bugnet.

    A pretty girl with a cold (or warm, depending on the season) beverage and a warm sandwich standing near the hammock at all times, that only says nice things, and sings you to sleep while massaging you.

    A "triple layer," inside the current double layer, that is made entirely of $100 bills.

    Buy one, get one free.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Coldspring View Post
    The zipper pulls are just too small, and really need an attached string.

    I don't like the overhead netting on the left side. It is hard to duck underneath, and I often knock the shockcord off the groundstake and have to redo everything. I wish the pull outs on the side were attached to the hammock body instead of the netting.

    I don't like the material they are made from, it is too slick, it does sag a lot, and it seems cold to the touch.

    I wish there was an option to have netting above the zipper, instead of more fabric, and also on the top part of the footbox. It blocks a lot of wind, but if I use it this summer I am going to roast from not having a breeze in the heat and humidity. You can't see out of it either.

    I wish you could take all the netting off, or get it out of the way.

    I can't seem to get my torso UQ to stay in place. It always slips off to the rightside while I sleep and roll, and then I freeze. There is not way to grab it without a zipper on the right side, so it wears me out to fight with it all night.

    A zipper on both sides would be nice.

    I don't like the white and thin amsteel blue line, it's not so much an issue with a strap suspension, but I've never liked the stuff. It is not very good for knot tying, and if you mess up you sure can't get it untied.

    I wish the ridgeline had an adjustment and wasn't made out of the amsteel blue.

    I wish the whipping had some kind of covering, it just looks unrefined.

    I don't like the white stretchcord, it's just not a pretty color.

    I've only slept in mine a few nights, so far I've awakened with a sore right shoulder half the nights. (I don't have shoulder problems) I can't figure out how to lay to the right at al w/o feeling the pressure on the rightside, and when I lean to the left my underquilt slips to the right side and I can't retrieve it. I've been just fine in other hammocks, after a night's sleep.

    I've never tried to put a pad in it, I only got the double layer for mosquito protection, but I know it's hard to keep a pad in place in these kind of hammocks w/o a channel or pocket.

    I think it's actually more comfortable to sleep with my head in the footbox, as there is more shoulder room, but I suffocate that way.

    I wish it had a logo or tag somewhere.

    That's all I can think of right now, but it's only been four nights of use.
    maybe you should just sell it and buy a eno hammock.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FishinFinn View Post
    A tab or an attachment point sewn at the top "point" of the footbox. That would allow you to "custom fit" your UQ to totally cover the footbox by adding an extra attachment point on your UQ.

    Tie-backs on the bugnet.

    A pretty girl with a cold (or warm, depending on the season) beverage and a warm sandwich standing near the hammock at all times, that only says nice things, and sings you to sleep while massaging you.

    A "triple layer," inside the current double layer, that is made entirely of $100 bills.

    Buy one, get one free.
    better yet buy 1 get 2 free

    And what about hammock service you know like room service.

    How's about a ridgeline mesh pocket to hold a drink from hammock service.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GOLFER View Post
    maybe you should just sell it and buy a eno hammock.
    I don't know what to do yet, I thought the Blackbird was supposed to be the be all and end all of hammock innovation.

    I'm actually thinking about a Hennessy Explorer Ultralight with zipper mods, if only they had a double layer for the mosquitoes. I've got the UL Backpacker with the zipper mods and it is a comfortable and functional hammock, I just wish it was a little larger.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Coldspring View Post
    The zipper pulls are just too small, and really need an attached string.
    Feel free to tie a small piece of cord or grosgrain to the zipper to improve the feel

    Quote Originally Posted by Coldspring View Post
    I don't like the overhead netting on the left side. It is hard to duck underneath, and I often knock the shockcord off the groundstake and have to redo everything. I wish the pull outs on the side were attached to the hammock body instead of the netting.
    I'd suggest you watch Shug's tutorial here at 1:10 minute mark. Might help...

    Quote Originally Posted by Coldspring View Post
    I wish there was an option to have netting above the zipper and on the top part of the footbox. It blocks a lot of wind, but if I use it this summer I am going to roast from not having a breeze in the heat and humidity. You can't see out of it either.
    I have no problem seeing out of it. Here is a pic I took from inside the hammock.

    You can't see out of it??

    Quote Originally Posted by Coldspring View Post
    I can't seem to get my torso UQ to stay in place. It always slips off to the rightside while I sleep and roll, and then I freeze. There is not way to grab it without a zipper on the right side, so it wears me out to fight with it all night.
    I had the same problem...fixed it using techniques from this thread. here
    BTW, I've had the same issues (UQ moving with me) on every hammock I've owned.

    Quote Originally Posted by Coldspring View Post
    I wish the ridgeline had an adjustment and wasn't made out of the amsteel blue.
    Again, feel free to add an adjustable ridgeline. Very easy to do...

    Quote Originally Posted by Coldspring View Post
    I don't like the white stretchcord, it's just not a pretty color.
    Not a pretty color?
    LMAO...swap it out with black then...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Coldspring View Post
    I don't know what to do yet, I thought the Blackbird was supposed to be the be all and end all of hammock innovation.

    I'm actually thinking about a Hennessy Explorer Ultralight with zipper mods, if only they had a double layer for the mosquitoes. I've got the UL Backpacker with the zipper mods and it is a comfortable and functional hammock, I just wish it was a little larger.
    you could get a double layer warbonnet traveler and have 2questions modify with the zippers like the hennesy.

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