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    What to do with the tag end of my adjustable ridgeline

    My ridge line(AHE) is set, and I have 5-6' of tag hanging down(foot end). What do all of you guys do to make it a little more neat.??

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    I tied mine around the ridgline kinda like a taughtline hitch and slid it down just so i'ts out of the way.
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    Re: What to do with the tag end of my adjustable ridgeline

    +1 on tying it up. I made the ridgeline for my eno and spliced a loop into the tail then fixed it to a prussik on the rl itself. Keeps it out of the way nicely. But a knot will work just as well
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    Yea ok thanks

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    You shouldn't need 5-6' of adjustability on a ridge line, IMO. At most, I would say 8" and I would just do a taut-line hitch or slippery half hitch with it.

    By chance, if you meant that 5-6 feet, meant 5-6 inches then you should use " not '.

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    5-6" I'd tie it up. 5-6' I'd figure 8 wrap it or cut and backsplice then use it for something else.

    If your ridgeline length is set where you want it why not cut the excess?

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    Quote Originally Posted by goobie View Post

    If your ridgeline length is set where you want it why not cut the excess?
    Because sometimes a few inches of adjustment helps to correct a sloppy hang. If you are leaving it up like in a bedroom, then yeah no adjustment needed. Though for camping where each hang is a little unique, that couple inches is nice to have.

    This is kinda required before installing the ridgeline, but a piece of heatshrink tubing works great for this. Just be sure to shrink it close to the bury, leaving a loop hang out so you can make small adjustments.
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    Once I got mine all dialed in I cut the tag end back to about 4inches and tied and overhand knot right where it comes out of the bury. I've never needed to loosen my Ridgeline but in have needed to tighten it due to close trees. The overhand knot let's me return the ridgeline to its correct length.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AaronAlso View Post
    Because sometimes a few inches of adjustment helps to correct a sloppy hang. If you are leaving it up like in a bedroom, then yeah no adjustment needed. Though for camping where each hang is a little unique, that couple inches is nice to have.

    This is kinda required before installing the ridgeline, but a piece of heatshrink tubing works great for this. Just be sure to shrink it close to the bury, leaving a loop hang out so you can make small adjustments.
    Once you have your ridgeline set, you shouldn't need to adjust it. The ridgeline is set, so when you hang at different locations, you get the same lay. I place my ridgeline, tag end at the feet, so it's not in my face.

    And like others have said, if it's 5-6 feet, I would cut it shorter. Set it where it's comfortable, and then cut a few inches longer, so if you want to play with it, and make some adjustments, you still can.....RR
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