With a long hot summer looming for 2013, after a record breaking year in 2012, we thought it was time to do something about making some more shade available for those long days at trade shows, or for the times when we're being digital nomads at Laughing Mind. After watching the awnings solution space for at least 24mths and getting sorely tempted by the Foxwing awnings, we finally took the plunge after discovering Ostrich Wing awnings from South Africa, imported by OstrichWing Australia and finally appearing at Opposite Lock Newcastle.
With a 270 degree arc of coverage and a sub 40 second set-up/90 second pack-up time, we're seriously impressed. The guys at Opposite Lock in Newcastle were great to deal with, taking care of the awning fitting and some custom brackets for a solid fixing to our old van. Whilst we might have just missed out on being able to use it in the downpour at RedAss DownHill championships in Cooranbong on Sunday, we know there's another outing just around the corner. Installation images below will give you an idea of the before, during and after process.