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    Quote Originally Posted by Quoddy View Post
    All of MLD's gear is among the lightest in the industry and anyone who is familiar with any of Ron's products know that the quality is as good as it gets. In the lightweight backpacking world there is a waiting list to get his products, and the wait is worth it.
    With the low weights of his products and the high regard I see you gentlemen holding them in I have no doubt that the prices reflect both the quality of materials and the quality of product. An unfortunate fact of that is, high tech materials cost, as does leading edge innovation and craftsmanship. So yes... less does cost more... speaking in terms of weight only.
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    what's it made of?

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    Quote Originally Posted by GREEN THERAPY View Post
    An unfortunate fact of that is, high tech materials cost, as does leading edge innovation and craftsmanship. So yes... less does cost more... speaking in terms of weight only.
    Leading edge innovation? It's a tarp - that's made out of light materials.


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    Quote Originally Posted by warbonnetguy View Post
    what's it made of?
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    Thanks for the nice comments.

    We are planning on a larger hex (pointed ends) shaped hammock tarp.

    Wondering what you think is the min. length and min. width for a functional hex shape for most hammocks? Or just what you think is about right all around.

    FYI: A max width in the Spinntex is 9' and in Cuben Fiber/Spectralite.60 - 8'.

    Thanks,
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    Quote Originally Posted by mountainlaureldesigns View Post
    Thanks for the nice comments.

    We are planning on a larger hex (pointed ends) shaped hammock tarp.

    Wondering what you think is the min. length and min. width for a functional hex shape for most hammocks? Or just what you think is about right all around.

    FYI: A max width in the Spinntex is 9' and in Cuben Fiber/Spectralite.60 - 8'.

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    Ron
    Since most hangers seem to go for the hex to give real coverage, it's where I think the dimensions need to be full sized. From what I've seen so far, I'd go for 126" to 130" for length and close to 48" on each side for the width (46" to 52").

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    Quote Originally Posted by NCPatrick View Post
    Leading edge innovation? It's a tarp - that's made out of light materials.
    The whole ultra light aspect of hammocking and hiking is leading edge innovation. The ability to match end use to hi tech materials that combine light weight with durability. For the most part its just taking products that have been around for years and reducing the weight of them. As the years advance my back is thankful. I have heard the term " why didn't I think of that" in this forum a number of times, and have used it myself. I personaly have learned much from all the ladies and gents in this forum and in applying your knowledge to my outdoors equipment has made possible again things that I loved doing. Hammocks rock. Lightweight comfort.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mountainlaureldesigns View Post
    Thanks for the nice comments.

    We are planning on a larger hex (pointed ends) shaped hammock tarp.

    Wondering what you think is the min. length and min. width for a functional hex shape for most hammocks? Or just what you think is about right all around.

    FYI: A max width in the Spinntex is 9' and in Cuben Fiber/Spectralite.60 - 8'.

    Thanks,
    Ron
    a lot of folks (including myself) are liking hammocks that are about 10' long when laid out flat. of course they are less than that when hanging, but not a lot.

    my thoughts would lean toward an 11' long by 8' wide hex tarp out of the light weight materials. ...tim
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    yep, 11' long and 9' wide would be even better for living under...

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    New UL Hammock Tarps

    Thanks everyone for the helpful input.

    I have added a new hex shape, fabric choices and sizes for the Hex and Diamond shapes. Six tarps total. -Various custom size tweaks are also possible with each order.

    Peace,

    Ron

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