I used some the other night and they worked really well to tension the tarp and was just so easy to set up. Put the line behind the tree, take up the slack, tension and tighten.Quote:
Originally Posted by DGrav
How do you like the figure 9's? I picked up two pairs last fall while I was in Flaggstaff. I had never heard of them before but I thought they would work well for the tarp. Then I totally forgot I bought them until I saw them in a recent issue of Backpacker. I am not too sure if they will work with the Aircore rope I use. I hope to try them out soon.
I borrowed some from blackbishop, but haven't had a very good chance to use them except in the yard (where they worked just fine). Then I saw the picture in the gallery of how he used them and realized I hadn't used them correctly, so on my next trip I'll really get a better feel for them. I like the concept.