Originally Posted by JaxHiker
I do like that it gives you very pronounced vees.
The typical set-up with a tarp and a hammock puts the hammock suspension above the tarp suspension line. The peaks of longer tarps tend creep ever closer to the hammock suspension, and in many cases, overlap them. So, to get a "V" that doesn't entangle the hammock line, you need a nice deep-cut, plunging "V" that extends from the tree all the way to tip of the tarp ridgeline. In order to get this deep "V", you've got to find a method that allows you to make the point of the "V" right at the tarp.
Other methods look more like a "Y", further extending the ridgeline and creating interference with the hammock so the "V" isn't really useful at all.
I also like the Dutch Stingerz or Tarp Flyz that allow for quick tensioning right at the tarp.
Using only knots, you can use either a taut-line hitch or a truckers hitch or McCarthy hitch
to get adjustability and tension, but it requires extra length along the side of the line, sliding the hitch opposite the tarp (if that makes sense). In a few cases where my tarp was close to the tree, it made it hard to tension the knot/hitch as it was running around the tree.