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    I have an XLC and have not had it too long, but...

    I have an XLC and have not had it too long, but it's been set up continuously in my garage since I got it. I don't notice the fabric flopping over as much as shown, but I also have a Wooki on it,...
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    Well that introduces Chris. Is Todd also a forum...

    Well that introduces Chris. Is Todd also a forum member? I can think of at least 1 Todd here.

    Sorry if this was answered in the latest episode. I've not yet had a chance to listen.
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    In wbJohn's photo of tarp on the Tensa tarp...

    In wbJohn's photo of tarp on the Tensa tarp extensions, it appears he's not using any ridgeline at all. The tips of the extension poles might be going right through the tarp RL attachments. At...
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    I'm guessing she may be asking about this sort of...

    I'm guessing she may be asking about this sort of setup. The shock cords are fixed length and under mild tension, which prevents the poles from falling inward.
    No disrespect intended by using...
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    I'll double down on cmoulder's point that if you...

    I'll double down on cmoulder's point that if you are going to fold & roll, it's much easier to start from the ridge seam and roll toward the edges, so that air doesn't get trapped. This is true of...
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    Folding it really isn't that difficult, even in...

    Folding it really isn't that difficult, even in wind, as michigandave mentioned. It takes up less space that way. But I would say pack it away however you want to. There's really no right or wrong...
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    I may not be adding much new to the discussion...

    I may not be adding much new to the discussion here, but anyway...

    For the RR, a solid option without necessarily going for maximum coverage is the 11' Cloudburst with the external pole mod. The...
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    As Bill pointed out, with this being posted in...

    As Bill pointed out, with this being posted in the UGQ forum, the OP is most likely buying fabric that's custom printed or otherwise outside their normal range of fabric choices. UGQ requires the...
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    ^ You could change your name to...

    ^ You could change your name to PhantomGrapplerelpparGmotnahP. It rolls right off the tongue!
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    Another vote for 3/8" PEX. I credit AZsteelman...

    Another vote for 3/8" PEX. I credit AZsteelman with matching the material to the application. You can get a 5' piece from the hardware store for a couple two three bucks and it will be more than...
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    This seems a reasonable assumption given that a...

    This seems a reasonable assumption given that a new DCF tarp will have unbroken layers of mylar on either side of the weave, whereas a silpoly or silnylon tarp has exposed weave (unless it has PU...
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    Interesting. I had no doubt the tarp would...

    Interesting. I had no doubt the tarp would retain more water than the guylines, but I didn't expect the difference to be that drastic. Using your dry/wet Glowire numbers and comparing with your...
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    Bummer. Glad to hear you weren't hurt. I have...

    Bummer. Glad to hear you weren't hurt.

    I have a Hexon 1.0 from Dutchware and a DIY 1.2 MTN XL that are both still holding up, though I always wonder. I sometimes catch myself putting most of my...
  14. Exactly right - you can always make them shorter,...

    Exactly right - you can always make them shorter, but....

    For reference, the commercial version has poles that are just about 8'6" long and the holes are drilled less than 2" from the ends. A 12'...
  15. Longer poles means more bending moment, with the...

    Longer poles means more bending moment, with the peak stress at the center of the pole. You didn't mention your weight, and I don't have any empirical numbers to list anyway, but if you're...
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    The Borg is a good tarp. Stakes, ridgeline, &...

    The Borg is a good tarp. Stakes, ridgeline, & guylines included, with Lineloc3s for adjustments on everything. Even the cord is neat, with a Norweian flag-inspired red, white, & blue pattern in the...
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    Yeah, you beat me to my edit. I realized the...

    Yeah, you beat me to my edit. I realized the thru-channel construction after posting. I'll be quiet now. :)
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    I think I'm getting my wires crossed again. This...

    I think I'm getting my wires crossed again. This may have been the "colorful" build I was thinking of (which is more like the design Just Bill / gmcttr referenced, less the bobbins)...
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    Yeah, that makes sense. My comment above was...

    Yeah, that makes sense. My comment above was sloppy about suggesting clipping the biner "anywhere on the suspension beyond the Dynaweave," since I see no reason why someone would want to clip it on...
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    You should be able to clip the Lynx mini biners...

    You should be able to clip the Lynx mini biners anywhere on the suspension beyond the stitching that attaches the Dynaweave to the hammock.
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    From Warbonnet's Instagram account: ...

    From Warbonnet's Instagram account:

    https://www.hammockforums.net/gallery/files/7/8/1/0/1/rr_update_-_instagram.jpg
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    I saw this as well. In addition, it looks like...

    I saw this as well. In addition, it looks like these new style dog-bones with holes for the pole tips are lark's headed to Dynaweave webbing at each corner of the hammock instead of the heavy-duty...
  23. Thread: Help?

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    Also consider how soon you need the items. If...

    Also consider how soon you need the items. If you make, you'll have to source materials, possibly learn/practice new skills, and ultimately do the work. If you buy, some vendors have longer...
  24. Thread: Brand?

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    Another reason it's hard to give a single answer...

    Another reason it's hard to give a single answer is that not all vendors make every component of a "complete" hammock system.

    Examples of products made by different vendors (though many offer a...
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    I've seen the emails on the new camo. I'm not a...

    I've seen the emails on the new camo. I'm not a camo guy myself, but I think the pattern they're using is really cool and unique. I'd be tempted to go that route if I didn't already have an XL.
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    To join the sellers group, after reaching 50...

    To join the sellers group, after reaching 50 posts you follow the first few instructions here:
    https://www.hammockforums.net/forum/content.php/156

    There really aren't any responsibilities to...
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    Within any forum there is a button at the top...

    Within any forum there is a button at the top that says "+ Post New Thread." You should have access to do this in most of the forums except:
    For Sale because your post count must be at least 50 and...
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    Downloaded and I'm looking forward to listening....

    Downloaded and I'm looking forward to listening.

    Jonathan, I'm curious, did you and Mark have episode 48 (4 years) in mind for your exit strategy? Episode 50 (nice, round number)? No specific...
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    If you put 100% of your weight at the head end...

    If you put 100% of your weight at the head end and were literally being held off the ground, that's a lot more force through the system than putting your weight in a hammock suspended normally on the...
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    I agree that's unfortunate, but if this is true...

    I agree that's unfortunate, but if this is true then it could be seen as a case of "their loss is someone else's gain." You could buy a custom 13' Superfly from Warbonnet or a 13' Winter Haven from...
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    I have used the 3-season Ridge Creek XL as low as...

    I have used the 3-season Ridge Creek XL as low as 25 degrees (the temp it's rated for) and stayed comfortable through the night. This was without a pad, Spindrift, underquilt protector, or even a...
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    To the OP, you could most likely reuse this same...

    To the OP, you could most likely reuse this same piece of Amsteel and just re-splice the CL yourself, following the correct technique as shown in many tutorials and Youtube videos. Fear not, these...
  33. B) As TominMN mentioned earlier in the thread you...

    B) As TominMN mentioned earlier in the thread you could add a sliding lock to your CL's that would keep them from falling off your Beetle Buckles, so you can keep using them the way you are without...
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    My Ridgerunner setup includes the Ridge Creek XL...

    My Ridgerunner setup includes the Ridge Creek XL 3-season from Arrowhead Equipment, which is good to 25 or so. Like the Lynx, it just clips to the 4 corners of the hammock and fits perfectly. To...
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    Well said.

    Well said.
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    Like the other replies have mentioned, I have a...

    Like the other replies have mentioned, I have a couple of those here and there on various mesh products. I've never noticed it on any of my Warbonnet nets which are heavier, but I do have them on my...
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    They are roughly 23" from the gathered end.

    They are roughly 23" from the gathered end.
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    If you hammock is an Eldorado, then you have the...

    If you hammock is an Eldorado, then you have the tie out to keep the netting off your face (but no tie out for the shelf as the Eldorado lacks that feature). Whichever side the tie out is on would be...
  39. There are some more details on using a Tensa4...

    There are some more details on using a Tensa4 stand with a Ridgerunner in these threads:
    ...
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    In the past, the promo codes have become invalid...

    In the past, the promo codes have become invalid when attempting to use with sale merchandise.
  41. Exploring my own question, I thought maybe their...

    Exploring my own question, I thought maybe their standard width was just a truncated version of their wide, but that's not quite the case. They don't both follow the same cat curves from the...
  42. You've heard of the HUG, half bug net? Coming...

    You've heard of the HUG, half bug net? Coming soon, the HARP, half tarp!
  43. Oh, maybe I misread something. I was going off...

    Oh, maybe I misread something. I was going off the image below from UGQ which shows the narrowest width at the apex of the cat cuts as 89" and 96" for the width across the corners.

    Dutchware...
  44. Maybe the cat cuts on the UGQ are partly...

    Maybe the cat cuts on the UGQ are partly responsible for that offset. I have a slightly older Dutchware Xenon hex, and I believe all edges are straight cut. The ridgeline might have a cat cut,...
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    If you have a Tensa4 stand, I'd argue that you...

    If you have a Tensa4 stand, I'd argue that you can learn a lot more from experimenting firsthand than you could ever learn from watching a video. Not to take anything away from Shug's informative and...
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    Nice colors!

    Nice colors!
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    Yep, this is what I'd do. 1. Stake the tarp...

    Yep, this is what I'd do.
    1. Stake the tarp out on both sides so it's pitched how you'd want it if it was storming.
    2. Unhook side A from the stakes, leaving those stakes in the ground.
    3. Flip...
  48. With that monster 13' Winterdream, the ends of...

    With that monster 13' Winterdream, the ends of the tarp completely cover the suspension triangles of your RR, don't they? If so, having the "V" at both ends of the tarp suspension shouldn't be much...
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    Mine follow the basic recommendations others have...

    Mine follow the basic recommendations others have mentioned:

    0 - sewn footbox
    20 - sewn footbox
    50 - snaps (not zipper) and drawcord

    I do like being able to use the 50 as a traditional...
  50. This method creates a "V" on both sides, which...

    This method creates a "V" on both sides, which some people like because then the hammock suspension has less interference with the tarp suspension, although this really isn't as big a deal as...
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