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    aka 'Extra' MikekiM's Avatar
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    Far stronger than I expected...

    This year I took the deep dive into the Cuben rabbit hole (yeah, I still can't get accustomed to Dyneema Composite Fabric.. it's Cuben). Two HG tarps, multiple stuff sacks, Arc Blast... yep.. it's like crack cocaine.

    This past weekend I was out using the HG Standard with doors. Coming from a 12' SilPoly tarp with doors and a pole mod I was concerned the Standard would be too small. It's not. And, I also worried that it would get damaged easily.

    Just before sunset, with plenty of daylight remaining, I tripped over one of the ground corner guy lines (z-Packs 1.2 Reflective Z-Line with Tarp Worms tied to the stock beastie with a double loop of regular Z-Line). I nailed it hard as my foot got snagged. I heard that 'twang'. Took a bit of header all the while hoping 1) please let the gutter nail I was using as a winter stake pull out and 2) if the gutter nail holds, please let one of my knots collapse. Nope.. none of the above. The knots in the Z-Line held and the gutter nail didn't budge.

    I was so pleasantly surprised that there was no damage to the tarp. Nothing. Great job Hammock Gear!!

    I'm not going to abuse the cuben as a result, but it's comforting knowing the working limits are above the beating I threw down on that guy line.
    * The difficulty of finding any given trail marker is directly proportional to the importance of the consequences of failing to find it.

    * I can lift all the weight I want at the gym. Walking shouldn't be a workout. ~ Just Bill


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    I agree. Mine is several years old and going stong. I don't treat it special any more either.

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    Senior Member TallPaul's Avatar
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    Iíve had my cuben standard with doors in some wind gusts where I was rocking and rolling in the hammock. The kind you say a little prayer that the trees hold. The tarp did great thru it all. And Iíve also tripped on guy lines - knock on wood no issues yet.

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    all secure in sector 7 Shug's Avatar
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    Strong on the pull. Not on the poke.

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    Whooooo Buddy)))) All Secure in Sector Seven

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    I got my 11 foot standard with doors in august of 2016 and its still going strong. I've got line locks on my tie outs and I've tripped my lines more than a few times with zero damage. The tarp is pretty much bombproof.

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    aka 'Extra' MikekiM's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shug View Post
    Strong on the pull. Not on the poke.

    Shug



    True....
    * The difficulty of finding any given trail marker is directly proportional to the importance of the consequences of failing to find it.

    * I can lift all the weight I want at the gym. Walking shouldn't be a workout. ~ Just Bill


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    So many people saying that they are happy with the standard without anyone praising the palace...

    Must be some kind of a record

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    Quote Originally Posted by DocFR View Post
    So many people saying that they are happy with the standard without anyone praising the palace...

    Must be some kind of a record

    I have the Palace as well..

    I am less enamored by it. While it does provide greater side coverage, I don't get why the doors don't overlap in the same fashion as on the Standard. Seems like they just need to be a few inches bigger. Only way to get them overlap is to pitch very narrow & upright.
    * The difficulty of finding any given trail marker is directly proportional to the importance of the consequences of failing to find it.

    * I can lift all the weight I want at the gym. Walking shouldn't be a workout. ~ Just Bill


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    Cuben is 'da stuff. Love my Palace.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Otter1 View Post
    Cuben is 'da stuff. Love my Palace.

    Gotta agree... but it's so addictive!!
    * The difficulty of finding any given trail marker is directly proportional to the importance of the consequences of failing to find it.

    * I can lift all the weight I want at the gym. Walking shouldn't be a workout. ~ Just Bill


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