Another characteristic that I noticed after putting away this masterpiece, is that it takes up a lot less space folded than stuffed. It came folded and the stuff sack had copious amount of extra room. When stuffed, I could barely get it all in there.
I usually use snakeskins, but I haven't had time to experiment with them on this tarp.
I use 3 simple loops of shockcord on my HG 4 door. While it is still attached to trees at both ends I begin rolling it at one corner. Then loop the shockcord over it. Then I do the same in the middle and finally the other corner squeezing out the air as I go.
They work just like snakeskins but are lighter, cheaper and more breathable.
"Live like you will die tomorrow, but learn like you will live forever." Gandhi