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    RidgeRunner and WL Big Daddy Tarp

    I was messing around a couple of weeks ago and set up my new RR and a Wilderness Logics Big Daddy Tarp. My BD has a 144" ridgeline, so I wanted to see how it would work with the spreader bars of the RR. In short, it worked just fine and I didn't really even mess with the hang at all.

    I had it pitched pretty low, so here is a side view showing the coverage:



    It is touching the sides a bit, but once I got in the hammock it slipped below the sides with a little room to spare.



    Here is a shot from the other side, same basic conditions apply.



    In this side view you can see that the head end spreader bars push out just a little; I think that a side pull out would take care of that.

    I haven't done an overnight using this particular rig, but I think I will do so without any fear of damaging the tarp with the spreader bars.

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    Senior Member ferret's Avatar
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    Thanks for the pics. I think I have a Ridgerunner in my future and it's good to see how existing gear works with the hammock.

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    I just got done with a three day trip with a ridge runner and AE Hard Rock Winter tarp with 144 ridge line. Worked great and the spreader poles really made it for me. I thought it would be overwhelming compared to my superfly but it was not. Big tarps work great with the RR.

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    I have a ridgerunner and it works very well with my Rayway tarp. Its all about the pullouts.

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    Looks really good - can't wait until I become a RR owner!
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    I have a bunch of nights with my RR/BD combo and have yet to need the side tie-outs.

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    Anyone tried the RR with the 132" Big Daddy w/ pull outs?

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    Good to know. Sounds like my Toxaway will work fine. Brandon said my RR should ship before the end of the week!
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    I wouldn't worry about a thing using Silnylon for the material in the tarp. It will take the abuse from the RR spreader bars. Its the cuben that won't. cuben has to be babied a dash.

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    RR with both Warbonnet Edge and Superfly side-by-side



    Quinn: Warbonnet DL Bridge, 20 degree Hammock Gear FLUQ and 1/8 inch EVA foam, DYI 900 fill TQ, Warbonnet Edge, Osprey 40L BP
    Al: Warbonnet DL Bridge, o degree Warbonnet FLUQ , DYI 900 fill TQ, Warbonnet Superfly, ULA OHM 2.0
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    You do need to rig wide with the RR's.

    I believe there is also a great pic of the Superfly interior with the RR in my gallery.

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