Thanks. I think it will work out well. Next on my list is figuring out what to do about the spreader bars. My older black diamond contour trekking poles have the bent handles... Are you still using your trekking poles as your spreader bars? I seem to recall that you had an issue with that....
Yeah, the panel pulls are spaced for the spreader bars at 6'8" apart. Adam from HG said that he felt you only needed the head end spreader bar with the pullouts. But with the pullouts spaced properly at both ends, I can use either end as the head or the foot end.
I have been paying lots of attention to your posts over the last couple months as I have been rigging my ridgerunner that I got for Christmas. Thanks for the video that you put up with your 12' tarp. That gave me the idea to do the straight cut on the baselines for more coverage, instead of a cat cut. I really wanted to go with cuben to save weight, but I was worried that the 8.5' wide tarp wouldn't have enough coverage, but your comments and Adam's assurance convinced me that the standard width cuben would be enough. Now that I have seen it all set up.... I'm pretty happy with the width.
I wasn't planning on getting doors because of the monster suspension triangle on the ridgerunner, but Adam mentioned how he liked having doors on one end... Now I am pretty glad he convinced me about this. If I reduce the suspension triangle on the foot end, I think I will be able to get the doors shut with no problems. I'm not going to be too brave on the head end though.... I'm a big boy.