HaHa...several factors come into play here...one the angle of the roof plays a large part in the holding of the snow. Secondly, the studs cause splinters when you slide down them making your untimely demise all that much more uncomfortable. I was merely speaking as a matter of...well physics. Rarely when you find a load point on a roof be it a valley or a peak it ultimately returns to a vertical support that goes all the way to the footer. Thus seemingly making the vertical supports the strongest point. This is my humble experience, Again, i will take any information i am missing. I was merely making the observation that it would make more sense to hang the tent the way it was designed as opposed to trying to hang it straight down. Please correct any misunderstandings i may have made in my assumptions.
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