Originally Posted by bazza2154
The system using Velcro attached to the ridge line (or any other system) to reef the tarp only appears to work with a ridge line over the tarp you cannot use this if the ridge line is under the tarp. Is part of the rationality of a ridge line over the tarp that you can keep the ridge line separate and hang the tarp to a ridge line already installed to trees therefore letting you sue the same ridge line for many different tarps or perhaps even to use at lunch break to suspend say a lightweight poncho if you did not want to get your full tarp out.
If you want to reef your tarp but not use skins how about using lengths of shock cord loops that push back on the ridge line and are easily pulled over a furled up tarp as it is packed away.
These will work either over or under.
The shock cord is an excellent idea as well. Kinda like the 6" or so loops with the plastic ball on the end. They come at a stiffer weight penalty, thats all.