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    Senior Member J.Andersons's Avatar
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    Trigger allready pulled!

    I'm about to pull the trigger on MacCat Ultra in a day or two, some question though.
    If I add guyline kit, it includes also stake bag from my understanding and where to select tarp colour?
    This will be my first purchase from cottage industries.
    Do You folks recomend to use some sort of shockcord or those guyline kit from OES will do the job in full?
    Sorry for probably dumb questions, but this will be my first real hammock tarp.
    As for stakes, I'll likely buy stakes in local shops where thay sell tents.
    I finally want to hang more regularly also outdoors as at this time I hang indoors full time.
    Last edited by J.Andersons; 05-09-2012 at 14:26.
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    To pick a tarp color, just make a note of which color you would prefer in the 'custom order comments' field during checkout and I'll make sure you get the color of your choice.

    With the 6 tieouts of the Ultra, I personally feel like shock-cord isn't needed a whole lot, as there is quite a bit of spring in the tarp to take up slack, but some may disagree and recommend a few elastic loops.
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    Senior Member J.Andersons's Avatar
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    Thanks a lot for answer Brian!
    I feel that You know your tarps better than all others because You designed it and know best that material characteristics.
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    I agree with Brian. I have the Ultra and find that just using any old line will work and shock cord is not necessary, but I know zing-it is preferred by most. Prussiks make for easy adjustment and tightening though.
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    Senior Member J.Andersons's Avatar
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    Cool

    I finally pulled the trigger on MacCat Ultra complete with guyline kit!
    The waiting game started, only I fear little bit from Latvian customs and VAT payments
    Last edited by J.Andersons; 05-09-2012 at 14:27. Reason: small mistake
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brother Jeffrey View Post
    I agree with Brian. I have the Ultra and find that just using any old line will work and shock cord is not necessary, but I know zing-it is preferred by most. Prussiks make for easy adjustment and tightening though.
    I'm not strong at knotology and knot names and for this occasion i downloded Animated knots for Android.
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    Woooohooo! Just minutes ago mailman called me and will deliver for me new toy for me in 3 to 4 hours! Soon to hit those piney woods.
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    Senior Member J.Andersons's Avatar
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    Just got package and actually package are much smaller than I expected! Just at time wondering are really got Ultra or Micro.
    Last edited by J.Andersons; 05-22-2012 at 08:16.
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    I'm sorry, the labeling must have been wrong on your package. I'll PM you with the correct address and you can get that off to me.

    Hey, I'll even pay the shipping.

    Oh, by the way, that label IS very readable. If you want to keep your info private, the cats out of the bag now.
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    Khm, should I edit: dunno but from my knowing no one on HF from Latvia. I'm full of emotions, just pulled tarp out of stuff sack, didn't find that mentioned on OES site checklist, but I'm really happy with the tarp itself! Thanks also to Brian for writing down less value than actual, this saved my some cash for dinner!
    Last edited by J.Andersons; 05-22-2012 at 09:20.
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