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    Headless tad-pole . . .eeewwww!

    Hey guys!

    Just got my Tadpole pitched for the first time (see thread in reviews section) and after pitching it I have a question . . . is there a definite "head" end and "tail" end? I was looking at the pictures I took and it seemed really obvious in one pic that one end was more elongated while the other was shorter-- then I saw a shot form another angle and it didn't look that way at all?????? Just curious.

    Also,

    I'm using a CRL for the tarp using Hansen's method (40ft lash it with ring attached to one end of the tarp and prusik loop at the other end of the tarp) -- works great and simple to hang, but just wondered about tension. I'm thinking that enough tension to make the ridge line taut and then tension each guy line until the whole thing is taut and that should be fine. Each of my guy out lines has a 6" loop of shock-cord inline so I really don't think I'm overdoing it. Thoughts?

    Thanks ,

    Dave

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    Quote Originally Posted by tbird911 View Post
    Hey guys!

    Just got my Tadpole pitched for the first time (see thread in reviews section) and after pitching it I have a question . . . is there a definite "head" end and "tail" end? I was looking at the pictures I took and it seemed really obvious in one pic that one end was more elongated while the other was shorter-- then I saw a shot form another angle and it didn't look that way at all?????? Just curious.

    Also,

    I'm using a CRL for the tarp using Hansen's method (40ft lash it with ring attached to one end of the tarp and prusik loop at the other end of the tarp) -- works great and simple to hang, but just wondered about tension. I'm thinking that enough tension to make the ridge line taut and then tension each guy line until the whole thing is taut and that should be fine. Each of my guy out lines has a 6" loop of shock-cord inline so I really don't think I'm overdoing it. Thoughts?

    Thanks ,

    Dave
    No Head or tail either. It's topless
    Tadpoles have no direction.
    I've never used the CRL method you described but I don't see any problem.
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    Quote Originally Posted by flatline View Post
    No Head or tail either. It's topless
    Tadpoles have no direction.
    I've never used the CRL method you described but I don't see any problem.
    __bob__
    Thanks for the info !

    Tbird

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