Results 1 to 7 of 7
  1. #1
    Acer's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Location
    Southern Indiana Wooded Hills
    Hammock
    WBRR, Diy M90 MR Gathered
    Tarp
    WL Tadpole
    Insulation
    Lynx/UGQ/Jarbidge
    Suspension
    Straps/Whoop/Dutch
    Posts
    3,887
    Images
    19

    Cuben Tarp Decisions???

    Looking at 4 season tarps, HG offers a centenary/cat cut type and Joe of Zpacks is straight cut or square with doors. At least, that is what the pics show.

    Would I get more coverage with square cut? especially at the bottom edge of the tarp closest to the ground if need be?

    Should I custom order as using a WL Snipe and have RL set at 108 with total length coverage needed at 114" inches. Both are 11' long RL and finished is 10' 10" giving me about 8" of coverage at each end of the hammock. What is your opinion on that? Will it be enough? I have used shorter tarps with 4 inches of coverage and really didn't care for it.

    Has anybody used either Cuben 4 season tarps or a 11 RL cuben tarp with a WL 11' long hammock? How is the coverage with a RL attached to hammock?

    Thanks for all the imput.
    Acer

  2. #2
    Dos's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Location
    So Cal
    Hammock
    WBB XLC
    Tarp
    SuperFly
    Insulation
    DogBun
    Suspension
    Dutch bling/strap
    Posts
    2,351
    Images
    5
    I made my own cuben tarp with about 8-9 inches on both ends.
    If I were to do it again, I would want a bit more room on both ends.

    Also, I would like add a foot to each side so as be able to have it staked closer to the ground.

    Those are my thoughts in hindsight.
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~
    In some mysterious way woods have never
    seemed to me to be static things.
    In physical terms, I move through them;
    yet in metaphysical ones,
    they seem to move through me. -
    John Fowles


    GA --> ME '12

  3. #3
    Acer's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Location
    Southern Indiana Wooded Hills
    Hammock
    WBRR, Diy M90 MR Gathered
    Tarp
    WL Tadpole
    Insulation
    Lynx/UGQ/Jarbidge
    Suspension
    Straps/Whoop/Dutch
    Posts
    3,887
    Images
    19
    My thinking as well,,go 12' long,,and wider,,bet that bumps the cost up considerably.

  4. #4
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    38.0123, -122.4900
    Hammock
    WL Snipe
    Tarp
    WB, ZPacks
    Insulation
    Incubators/Pod
    Suspension
    Whoppie/Strap
    Posts
    1,595
    Images
    57
    I use this tarp with my WL Snipe @ a 107" RL:

    http://www.hammockforums.net/forum/s...ad.php?t=46639

    The coverage length at either end of the hammock works fine for me. If you went with 12' long RL that would be an expensive tarp.

    S

  5. #5
    Senior Member AaronAlso's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Location
    Indiana
    Hammock
    WBBB 1.7DL
    Tarp
    HG CF 4s
    Insulation
    Shamu & RAB
    Suspension
    All in One whoopie
    Posts
    709
    Images
    16
    I once asked Joe @ Z-packs about making his CF tarps laonger & wider. He didn't seem to mind doing the longer ridgeline for a small additional fee. However, he did not want to make the tarp wider as that would require much more time, materials, & money. This was almost a year ago that I had this discussion with him, maybe he has changed his mind. Wouldn't hurrt to ask.

    After much experimentation I concluded that 11'x9' (10'10"x8'6") was plenty sufficient for my Blackbird. With a longer hammock like the WL I can imagine that at least a longer ridgeline would be mandatory.
    "The more laws that are written, the more criminals are produced." - "The more laws and order are made prominent, the more thieves and robbers there will be." - Lao Tze

    "Good people do not need laws to tell them to act responsibly, while bad people will find a way around the laws." -Plato

    Ephesians 6:10-17

    Hammock Forums is my social network.

  6. #6
    Acer's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Location
    Southern Indiana Wooded Hills
    Hammock
    WBRR, Diy M90 MR Gathered
    Tarp
    WL Tadpole
    Insulation
    Lynx/UGQ/Jarbidge
    Suspension
    Straps/Whoop/Dutch
    Posts
    3,887
    Images
    19
    Just got a email from Joe at Zpacks, and he has no problem with going a foot longer on his 4 season cuben tarp. At this time however, he doesn't want to make it wider as it takes alot more material, and time,,,,and right now he is smoked on time with all the orders he has..so that is the way I think I will go. I don't camp in snow that much and want the extra foot on length of RL and can stake it down to compensate for blowing rain storms whenever. Will be adequately covered in that respect. I think that is the way I am going, but will still have cottage makers answer any questions I have come up in the next couple of weeks before I pull the trigger..

  7. #7
    exup's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    Columbus, OH
    Hammock
    Traveler 1.1 sl/WBBB 1.1 dbl
    Tarp
    HG Cuben/Standard
    Insulation
    Crowsnest
    Suspension
    Dynaglide whoopies
    Posts
    1,199
    Images
    2
    I think 8-9" is fine. I used a 10' tarp with my blackbird before and it was fine.

Similar Threads

  1. Decisions, Decisions.... need some gear input!
    By Megss in forum Bottom Insulation
    Replies: 17
    Last Post: 09-11-2014, 01:32
  2. Decisions, decistions, decisions....
    By DRobertson in forum Dream Hammock
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 05-20-2014, 21:47
  3. Dangerbird v Thunderbird.. decisions, decisions..
    By Suede in forum Dream Hammock
    Replies: 16
    Last Post: 06-29-2013, 10:31
  4. Tarp decisions?
    By Johnco in forum Weather Protection
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 06-06-2013, 00:42
  5. Tarp decisions?
    By Johnco in forum Weather Protection
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 05-13-2013, 13:34

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •