Question for Figure9 users.
I'm curious to know how you are setting up your Figure 9s with your tarps. I'm using the "Fixed End" method. I have a line attached to my tarp with the Figure 9 threaded about a foot from the tarp itself. I then wrap the remainder of the line around the tree and back to the Figure 9.
I'd like to know about how far you are setting your Figure 9s out from your tarps. Since they are a bit of a pain to adjust along the line once they are set, I'd like to know if any ideal length has been discovered. I suppose I should also ask if the length of your line has changed since using the Figure 9s? I do like the system for creating tension....not unlike a Trucker's Hitch sans the knot of course.
There are a couple of pics posted but they are closeups which don't show where they are attached along the line.
PS I just returned from another week of hanging and kayaking and will be heading out again soon. Retirement is AWESOME! :D
moving the figure9 along the cord
OK. First attachment shows the general orientation. The tree is off to the left and the cord loops around it, comes back to the figure9 and is secured. The cord goes to the right to secure to the tarp (or off to the other tree, if this is a full tarp ridgeline.)
Originally Posted by Miguel
In storage, the figure9 is secured to the cord as shown in the first picture, but the standing end is not looped back onto the figure9.
To move the figure9, lift the loop over the gnarly bit of the figure9 as shown in the second attachment. What is not shown because I need to hold the camera, is that my right hand holds the figure9, with my index finger inside of the loop. That's to keep the figure9 from slipping off the cord and disappearing into the leaves.
Now with my left hand I pull cord from the left hand side through the figure9, see the third attachment. Next with my left hand I take the figure9, and put my index finger inside the loop to secure it, and pull through to the right the big loop I've just created. This brings us to the fourth attachment. The fifth attachment just shows the loop back over the gnarly bits again, with the standing end secured off, only this time with the figure9 considerably closer to the end.
Not so very different conceptually from just removing it from the cord completely, and rethreading onto the cord where you'd like it to be. Keeping on the cord reduces the risk of dropping it, is all.