Tweaking the OookStar*

After receiving some excellent and useful feedback from Blogger Zed I’ve spent a couple of days making tweaks to the OookStar. The main issue I wanted to address was improving the pitch over a range of heights.

OookStar at 115cm pitch height

I’ve come up with a secondary hanging system that enables the OookStar to pitch tight as low as 95cm. Very simple to use, you just tighten the cord using the line lock, effectively gathering in all the slack from the seams.

Tighten the cord

And attach the apex hook of the Trailstar to the cord and that’s it done.

Clip to the apex hook

OookStar pitched for a 95cm height

The tensioning cords are now adjustable from inside the nest. Just clip them any old how as you are setting it up and then tighten or slacken using the micro cordlock from inside.

New Tensioning system

Finally, carbon struts in the corners help the bathtub to retain it’s shape.

Corner struts

5 thoughts on “Tweaking the OookStar*

    • Hello owdbum,
      They start at £125, but this spec – mesh/cuben with Chikara floor is £195

  1. ooof! *eyes credit card greedily* I don’t need cuben, but I would like something other than full mesh…to keep out the draughts, see…are there other options?

    • Ooof indeed! It’s the cuben that puts the cost up on that set-up, but also gets the weight right down.
      A draught proof option for the less weight conscious would be to make the 50cm wall from the ripstop I use in a lot of the other nests.
      With a Chikara floor that would be £165 and with a 30D silnylon floor it would be £135