So what seems to be the best method of tying the pullouts "up and out" when you don't have a tree etc to tie off to? I was thinking about putting a small loop of shockcord on each pull out then running a line of say triptease between the two pullouts connected to the shockcord loops. Then tie an alpine butterfly loop in the line and larkshead like a 10-15ft cord on, and tie to a trekking pole and then ground. Hopefully that makes sense.
I just recieved my Superfly, and havn't had a chance to set it up anywhere yet. Will get it up and playing with it this week though. I am just trying to find what the best methods and lengths are for all of the tie outs, ideally so I don't have to waste any cord by cutting it too short in the first place.
It seems like the general consenus is to use tarp self tensioners, but I noticed on this Op's post that there are none. I have never used a sil tarp so don't quite know how much sag to expect and if it is easier to just use a setup like in this thread's post or use a self tensioner.
but I am too psyched about my Superfly!
How about this: Two small dia CF tent poles simply layed over the ridgeline with shock cord from their ends down to the tarp pull-outs? That would be adjustable for everything from battening down for winter to setting up a porch in summer. I have an old tent with Easton poles I can try this weekend......
Got my Superfly last friday just in time for The Boy Scout klondike Derby and Deep Freeze. I was very pleased with it and the way it held up to the snow load. Best tarp I've gotten yet.
"Better to be king for a night than schmuck for a lifetime” Rupert Pupkin