Originally Posted by sr1355
We do provide a GG loop for the center pole mod. This center pole stands vertically so it only needs minor support to prevent it from tipping. The two end poles sit on a pretty good angle to provide the best support. Using the GG loop method results in the pole pulling on the ridge seam stitching. This pulling creats a small depression on the ridge seam as well as stress on the stitching. Water could pond in the resulting depression and wick through stressed stitching. The end poles could be install vertically but would offer minor support compared to the slanted installation.
Another option would be to install the poles in a "X" configuration. This would provide great internal support for heavy winds and snow. It would also open the interior of the tarp up creating a roomy space under the tarp
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