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    This is an incredible detailed article I will do it this way--forever.

    thanks
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    Quote Originally Posted by dejoha View Post
    How do you tie your tarp up? In my early hangin' days, I tied the tarp ridgeline close to the tree, but the hammock line and the tarp line kept interfering with each other. A fellow hanger showed me a new way where you wrap the tarp line around the tree and back to the tarp, creating a "V" shape, which allows the hammock to run in the center, unobstructed.

    This method can be accomplished with with full ridgelines or end lines. For those who prefer a full ridgeline, you can thread the line through the attach point on the tarp (D-ring, etc.) before looping around the tree to create the "V" shape.

    I put together a quick illustration that hopefully demonstrates this technique. Just like there are multiple ways to attach a hammock (e.g., whoopie slings, Dutch clips, webbing, buckles, etc.) there are lots of ways to rig a tarp ridgeline (full ridgeline under/over; end lines; clipped to hammock line; toggles, knots, prusik loops, etc.).

    With the "V" method, the hammock can move side-to-side without interfering or colliding with the tarp.
    This is a great thread and I appreciate everyone (especially Dajoha) contributing their ideas and links. Learned lots! HammockForums is great
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    The winds will blow their own freshness into you, and the storms their energy,
    while cares will drop away from you like the leaves of Autumn."
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    This is very helpful.

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    Dejoha, your illustrated posts are detailed and easy to follow for this newbie, Thanks.

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    Thanks rookie! I'm glad they worked for you. The visuals really help me as well.

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    thats some good info i think i will give it a go.

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    Any thoughts on whether small Figure 9s are strong enough for the ridgeline of a HH Hex tarp? They are rated for 50lbs of load but the tarp is big so I could imagine wind loads could get pretty high. I'm talking about the small metal ones not the plastic ones.

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    Quote Originally Posted by clean View Post
    Any thoughts on whether small Figure 9s are strong enough for the ridgeline of a HH Hex tarp? They are rated for 50lbs of load but the tarp is big so I could imagine wind loads could get pretty high. I'm talking about the small metal ones not the plastic ones.
    I used to use the small metal ones and never had an issue at all. Metal...yes!
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    Thanks, Shug.

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    Shug, FYI My 10 year old thinks you are the best thing since sliced bread. He's been saying "whooooooo buddy!" for a couple weeks now.

    My wife just heard me playing your tarp video above and came over and said that our son came up behind her while she was sending an email today and whispered "Yes, Clarice" into her ear today. You're busted. I guess I am too.

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