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    continuous ridgeline annoyances

    I seem to have a small annoyance with my ridgeline... Seems the 2.2mm fling it stretches which causes a sag over night.

    Wondering if anyone else has that problem with other material (eg zing it)

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    Only up overnight once since I made it, but it didn't have a noticeable stretch. What I have found is the material is kind of slick so I have had some issues with prussic slippage.
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    i have never had speer no tangle sag on me.

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    Hmmmmmm...now you've got me wondering.

    A couple of weekends ago I noticed that my Spinn tarp was sagging in the morning after a strong thunderstorm. I dismissed the sag at the time because this was a situation where I was setting up the tarp in a mad rush in the middle of the night (yep......I didn't expect rain so I didn't set the tarp up in advance). I assumed that I didn't adequately tension the tarp in the dark; but sag in the ridgeline would also explain it.

    I'll have to pay more attention next time I'm out in a storm.
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    I haven't noticed any drooping/stretching on mine, but I have noticed that if I don't make sure that the prussic's are properly locked when a gust of wind come's and catches my tarp it will cause the prussic to slide making my once taut tarp into a loose, floppy tarp!

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    Not that problem ....... but on my 8 night Linville Gorge trip I found that the continual ridgeline could take a bit longer to set due to maybe having a long hang with thick trees the night before and on the current night it was a short hang with thinner trees it took a bit to adjust the prussics for tarp (sliding up or down the ridgeline ... they were hard to slide at times) and re-adjusting the figure 9 on the tightning end. Never the same night after night.
    Gave me pause to ponder ...... may go back to two ridgelines.
    But the tweaking of the tarp on the CR is still a very strong point for it once set.
    Still on the fence on this one.........
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    You should totally check out this video I saw on youtube of a guy setting up a tarp with a continuous ridgeline... had some great bluegrass..

    Oh wait, that was you

    I'm gonna change my tarp to a continuous ridgeline and give it a try. What length of ridgeline do you recommend?

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    all secure in sector 7 Shug's Avatar
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    I would go 25 feet or so.....
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    No stretch and I left mine up in the backyard for three days just to check for stretch and slide in the prussicks. Not one problem..once I wrapped the prussicks enough times.

    What are you using for side tie outs? Is it possible that those are stretching, causing issues?

    I'm with shug, its not the fastest, most convienent way to hang a tarp. But once set, it does everyhting I could ask. I may go back to two lines? If it was really storming out, I would not want the fiddle factor of the single line.

    25-30 feet length will work best, unless you have really big trees in your area.
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    if it is storming or you are otherwise in a hurry you can still attach a continuous ridgeline the same way you would attach a tarp with a rope on either end.you do not have to readjust /center it every time.the prussics should remain fairly tight in transit.

    my 1.75 zing it does not stretch.tarps may stretch,from wet to dry or vice versa.

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