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    I donned my bonnet

    So....my new Blackbird arrived today along with my WB tarp and Yeti. Kudos to Brandon for getting them to me a earlier than I had expected (though the last three days have been the longest of my life. I actually had two DIFFERENT nightmares about the BB getting sent to the wrong address last night! )

    In spite of the fact that I have a very important meeting tomorrow morning, I immediately dropped everything to play with my new toys. After stringing the hammock across my tiny apartment once to check that everything was there, I headed to the closest park to try it out "for real."

    Setting up the BB was a real pain. I mean terrible. ... It took me all of three minutes to string up the hammock and stake out the sides. Piece of cake! I did play around with the suspension a little to get the tension just right, but even that took only about five minutes or so. After that I first tested the hammock with the netting tossed over the ridgeline ("Shug-style"), and then with the netting zipped all the way up.

    Man this thing is comfortable! The footbox works great, and there was actually far more space than I had expected. At first I did experience a bit of shoulder squeeze, but I quickly figured out that the problem was that I was not lying diagonally enough. I also haven't quite found the most comfortable place for my head (It seems to want to slide off towards the zipper), but I figure this is simply a matter of time and more experience. I ended up hanging for only 30 minutes or so, but that was solely because I was worried about falling asleep in a public park

    Overall, I am more than pleased with the BB. It is extremely well designed and constructed, and super easy to set up and adjust. Hats off to Brandon for this superb product, and thanks to all of you for the great info on this forum

    Lynx
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    Ah....the shiny new hammock smell!!! There's nothing like it!
    "The more I carry the happier I am in camp; the less I carry the happier I am getting there" - Sgt. Rock

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    A BB just showed up today--thank you Brandon--for my 80 year old father in law. He tried my mine a couple weeks ago, and said he had to have one within a minute. Bad backs know no age, and apparently, neither do good hammocks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by beep View Post
    Ah....the shiny new hammock smell!!! There's nothing like it!
    I was going to make a joke along the lines of "I love the smell of ripstop nylon pressed against my face in the morning, it smells like...," but was having trouble coming up with a suitable ending
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    amazingness would seem to fit

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lynx View Post
    I was going to make a joke along the lines of "I love the smell of ripstop nylon pressed against my face in the morning, it smells like...,"
    Teen Spirit?
    "If you play a Nicleback song backwards, you'll hear messages from the devil. Even worse, if you play it forward, you'll hear Nickleback." - Dave Grohl

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    Congrats on your new hammock!
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    Congrats on the hammock, did you get the 1.1 single/double or 1.7 single/double? Also are you gonna switch to whoppie slings for your suspension?

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    Quote Originally Posted by climberslacker View Post
    amazingness would seem to fit
    ...amazingness would do, I suppose, but it's just so...SoCal, you know

    (And this from a German who spend half of the last decade living in Japan)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hooch View Post
    Teen Spirit?
    Why does that cover make me feel old
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