Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Paoli, PA
Hammock: HH A-sym snake skins, hex tarp
Tarp: General's Custom
Insulation: Hammock Gear 3/4
Suspension: tree hugger
Originally Posted by Boomer
Kind of a reddish brown. There's also a lighter reddish brown. There is a green, which is darker than the fabric, which is kind of green. It's a four tone color.
Again, this was a limited run from another project at Cuben Fiber, so Adam only got what was left. He's getting more samples in the next month and then he hopes to lock down a regular supply of some kind.
As far as the tarp itself, I am very impressed with the quality of the workmanship. One thing that's kind of odd is the weight. You know how when you heft an object and you can tell the quality by the weight? This feels counterintuitive. It feels like a few grocery bags in weight. Which is why its such an amazing material.
Some more info: It can hold tens of thousands of pounds of pressure when used as sail material (It started as the secret weapon on the America's Cup series and then moved into sails/windsurfing/kites). North Sails purchased the rights to the material (I used to use windsurfing sails built by them). According to Wikipedia, "Cubic Tech Corporation has the exclusive rights to develop and sell "Cuben Fiber" type laminates for all non-sailing applications".
I would love to see the green....
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Who continued to bother and howl;
He sat on a rail, And imbibed bitter ale,
Which refreshed that Old Man and his owl