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    brohawk's Avatar
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    Bethlehem, PA
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    Not at all, I like the extra coverage. I found it's enough overhang that I was able to ditch my tarps with doors.
    Some days I can't tell whether I found a rope or lost a horse...

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    Senior Member dakotaross's Avatar
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    Chamblee, GA
    Bonefire Whisper or no net
    Toxaway or asym
    Down/Apex UQs
    Ultimate straps
    I use a 12' Toxaway on the 10.5 custom hammock and recently used it on a 10' Bonefire. If you're not married to having the suspension lines go through a V in tarp tie outs, then there is no effect, or its the same effect as with a shorter tarp. But I have always hung my large tarp high because, well, its large so what do I care about weather coverage and being pulled down on me? So my V (stingers) is sufficiently high enough for the suspension to go through without issue.
    "I wonder if anyone else has an ear so tuned and sharpened as I have, to detect the music, not of the spheres, but of earth, subtleties of major and minor chord that the wind strikes upon the tree branches. Have you ever heard the earth breathe... ?"
    - Kate Chopin

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    Billings, Montana
    I say, half tongue in cheek, that you can't have too large of a tarp. The limiting factor, as mentioned above, is for full extension, you need a greater distance than you would otherwise need to hang a shorter tarp. I'm not a gram weenie; but, I cut weight in other areas. With the weight of modern tarps, I always go for as much coverage as I can get. Of course I prefer, weather permitting, hangin out in the wind with a clear view of the stars.
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