I've seen the green, black and "clear" tarps and they all look about the same to me. I just ordered mine from Adam and didn't even specify a color.
I went with a cat cut ridgeline because I like the tarp under the ridgeline. Adam said that ridgeline under tarp might cause abrasion of the cuben fiber, but I'm sure that doesn't stop them that like their ridgeline under the tarp.
I skipped the cat cut on the sides - I'd rather have as much coverage as possible. Some folks don't like the D-rings on the tie-outs but I'm not that much of a gram weenie. I'll cut them off if I ever get that obsessed.
Wife just checked the bank account and said, "What did you spend $300 on?" When I said tarp, she said, "So this tarp costs ten times the amount of the last tarp you bought?" She doesn't miss a thing - the last tarp I bought was a $29.95 Grand Trunk Funky Forest tarp.
I bought a four-pack of Duvel Belgian beer at $16 to celebrate my purchase.
Sticking feathers up your butt does not make you a chicken!
I'm going to try out the standard 4S HG cuben fiber tarp. If I don't like it, I can always sell it and get a custom wider one.
The fact that It's clear I'd why I want one. You can see animals or if someone is waking up one you
"What one Man can do, another can do!"
Just bit the bullet myself, I went with the hex w/o doors and a 12' ridgeline to add a little extra coverage. Now the wait begins!!!!