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    DIY Speer Tarp Questions

    Tell me about the Speer Tarp.

    It seems to be the only one that is built on the design of the seam going perpendicular to the ridgeline.

    What are the Pros/cons of this design?

    Thanks,

    swank

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    I have two that I have been using for many years. No problems at all. Never leaked a drop. 4 tie outs to each side is kind of a hassle, but gives you great flexibility for configuring the tarp (front porch mode, doors mode, low to the ground, huge cooking/gathering area, pitched around that one little tree in the way mode, etc, etc). Not cat-cut, so wind can whip the fabric sometimes. I will never give mine up..in very heavy rain they are the best!
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    My Integral Design tarps are created the same way it seems. No issues. Many believe that having the ridgline sewn in the direction of your hang is stronger but I've had no problems.
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