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    Cuben fiber - Ultralight gear...

    Ran across this site where the guy has developed an ultralight hammock made of Cuban Fiber (Ultralight sailcloth)...

    check out his attempt to break the sud 5 lb weight for an AT thruhike....

    http://ultraliteskunkworks.blogspot....ck-part-3.html

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    Yeah, that's Gardenville. He's a member here at HF. there is a thread on that hammock here somewhere. A search for Cuben Fiber will pull it up. He is a cuben fiber pioneer in the way of DIY gear. He has a few thread on backpackinglight.com with some other really cool CF stuff.
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    It's cool, but over $20 a yard right now.
    Is that too much to ask? Girls with frikkin' lasers on their heads?
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    cuban or cuben?...I found both spellings in a search on the net...

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    I thought it was cuban. Whatever they are using in sails now.
    Is that too much to ask? Girls with frikkin' lasers on their heads?
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    Gardenville spells it "Cuben" . He has stated that it feels like crumpled up wax paper. It's not breathable so there would be some condensation issues and the "bath tub" effect of holding water.
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    I'd spell it with an "E"...since the website does.

    http://www.cubenfiber.com
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    Six moon designs had a tarp made of it at trail days. I think they wanted a little over $200 for a 1 person ground pitch tarp. Although it only weighted aroud 5oz.

    When I make my millions I am planning on upgrading to this stuff. Before that I'll probibly wait until a good job comes my way, or the price goes down.
    Is that too much to ask? Girls with frikkin' lasers on their heads?
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    Speaking of the spelling, I'm gonna change the thread title to Cuben so it'll show up in future searches.
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