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    Dutchware Continuous Ridgeline?

    Hey everybody.

    I had a quick question about using a few pieces of dutch in order to hang my HH Hex Tarp thats on its way to my doorstep! I'm new to this so I just wanted to clarify if I am going about it the right way.

    I planned on using about 30 feet of Zing-it for the ridge line. I was then going to attach a dutch ware hook on one end of the line and a tarp flyz on the other. Then I planned on wrapping the end with the hook around the tree and then onto the line and on the opposite side use the tarp flyz to pull the line tight and lock it in place. The line would then have loops attached via a prussic knot with small S-biners clipped to them to attach the tarp over or under the ridge line and then adjust for proper tightness and center. Does this sound remotely correct or am I going the complete wrong way with this? Any help you can give this rookie would be much appreciated!

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    (I wasn't sure if this would be the correct place for this thread so feel free to move it)

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    You nailed it!

    I have the same setup on one tarp but had to extend the length about 6 feet once. Maybe consider 35'?
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    I have the same setup. I had the same issue as Loki and came up short a few times with the 30 ft. length. I now use 35 ft. and haven't had a problem since.

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    Dutchware Continuous Ridgeline?

    That's my setup also since Dehoja posted his video.
    I started with 37' for the ridgeline. That will go around two 18" diameter trees with 20' clear space between them and accommodate my 11' tarp length.

    I really like this system and I tried several previously. I also found that I prefer running the continuous line under the tarp, after trying both ways.

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    Awesome guys, thanks for clearing that up. Glad to know I wasn't off the mark on it. With so many ways to do it one can easily get a bit confused!

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    I ordered the Continuous Ridgeline setup from Dutch. It has a Dutch clip spliced on one end and the 2 TATO Tarp Connectors and then a Wasp. I set it up in my kitchen as a test so I'm not fooling around in the woods trying to figure it out.

    My understanding is that you want you want the rope in triangles at each end of the ridgeline so that your hammock suspension can sway in between when the hammock moves without messing up your ridgeline.

    My problem in my test was that the Dutch hook slipped so that it was tight to the attachment point. Is that supposed to happen?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ADKGuy View Post
    I ordered the Continuous Ridgeline setup from Dutch. It has a Dutch clip spliced on one end and the 2 TATO Tarp Connectors and then a Wasp. I set it up in my kitchen as a test so I'm not fooling around in the woods trying to figure it out.

    My understanding is that you want you want the rope in triangles at each end of the ridgeline so that your hammock suspension can sway in between when the hammock moves without messing up your ridgeline.

    My problem in my test was that the Dutch hook slipped so that it was tight to the attachment point. Is that supposed to happen?
    Shouldn't the hook secure the Zingit around the tree?
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    Quote Originally Posted by FJRpilot View Post
    Shouldn't the hook secure the Zingit around the tree?
    Yes, that's what it does. I'm not good at explaining. Triangle wasn't the right word, you want "V" at the end of the tarp ridge line. There wasn't really instructions on how to set the ridgeline up but rather a couple of cards that explained the individual pieces, thats what confused me.

    If you take the Lashit and wrap it around the try and then hook the Dutch hook over it when you go to the other end to adjust the Wasp, the Dutch hook tightens up on the tree eliminating the desired "V". I don't know if I'm doing it wrong or if thats how its intended.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ADKGuy View Post
    My understanding is that you want you want the rope in triangles at each end of the ridgeline so that your hammock suspension can sway in between when the hammock moves without messing up your ridgeline.

    My problem in my test was that the Dutch hook slipped so that it was tight to the attachment point. Is that supposed to happen?
    Yeah, it's supposed to happen with this suspension. If you wanna do the triangle thingie then you'll need to do Stingerz or some other suspension. I consider the triangle thing to be just a gimmick - solves a problem I don't have. What's it supposed to do? Keep my hammock suspension from rubbing against my tarp suspension? Sorry, but that doesn't register on my list of things to worry about.
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