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!