I have seen folks do an outside the tarp pole mod. Lukesteg had one on his cuban. It's a really simple technique. Tendertoe has a video out there on the subject as well. I know I wouldn't want my SF ridgeline altered. In reality it's probably just opened up slightly from the inside to accomodate the ribbon and wouldn't pose a huge risk. Interested to hear how it would perform without sealing.
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