Failure of Cuben Tarp Ridge Line Tie Outs
Had my new HG 4S Cuben Tarp out for the second time last weekend. Unfortunately the plastic D-Ring on the ridge line snapped off during the first night followed by the one on the other side the next morning. The ridgeline was snug but not overly so, but the temperature was in the low single digits so I assume the plastic was more brittle than usual. It's still a little disappointing on a tarp that cost this much . I just used a larks head knot on each side through the loop on each side to put it back up.
Wondering if anyone else had this same issue on their tarp? I'd also be interested in thoughts on how to rig the ridgeline now. I know some cut these off to save a bit of weight and the larks head works fine but I don't necessarily want to have the tarp be the weakest link in the chain so to speak and risk tearing it.
see you on the trail,