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    Quote Originally Posted by oldgringo View Post
    That would work, but would you always want both suspensions hung at the same height?
    Good point. No.
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    I always use straps, but a few months ago RF & I were checking out lighter possibilities for suspension.
    We saw a thread on putting sticks under the rope around the tree to protect the tree and it looked like it would work, but it was alot more inconvient than using straps.
    Just my opinion.
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    I have no concern about tarp damaging due to the significantly lower force exerted.

    everyone is always looking for straps and ropes with 1000+ pound rating.
    I use mason line for my tarp lines and that is rated at 14 pound test. It's less likely to damage a tree than a raccoon climbing one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by oldgringo View Post
    I finally got version 2 assembled...one nice unanticipated benefit is that this system allows the tarp to be pulled up hard against one or both trees, allowing the use of more closely spaced trees.

    The Figure 9 is hard to see, but it's there, clipped to the strap. The Dynaglide is larksheaded directly to the tarp.

    Nice job, I have the 9 on the tarp, but could easily move it. Seems it would work either way. I also have lots of side lock buckles. I like it. Thanks OG.
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