Originally Posted by kwchannell89
I'm new here and I asked a question very closely to this in the Grand Trunk section of this forum. This diagram is very helpful. It seems to me it takes some practice to get the hammock and tarp to match each other to get full protection. I want to get the diamond shape for the weight, but I feel hex give me the most protection. It looks like the diamond and the hammock must be rigged in sync while with the hex it can be whatever. haha.
Thanks for the diagram! It going be helpful for me in making a decision on which tarp to get for my new hammock.
Yes everything takes practice, but with practice you become more competent/efficient in your abilities (hammocking and outdoor activities def included). Like riding a bike.....
With a Hex (all tarps really) if you were to hang the tarp too high you could get hit with sideways rain, which is generally the issue with diamonds. A way to combat this (with a diamond) is to have it custom made (or DIY) with longer sides, which would effectively widen the sidewall area of the tarp where the hammock is located, there-by providing more coverage where it's needed.
This is apparent in the Gargoyle Tarp, with his design he took the best attributes of both the Hex and Diamond and combined them, now if one were to use this type of design and use....say.....Cuben it would be a light weight package with plenty of coverage. Just a thought.
IMHO all tarps must be hung properly to reduce the chance of getting wet.
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