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    Alrighty, so I recieved my superfly yesterday and got a chance to play with it a little today. Let me preface what i'm about to say by saying I am completely green to the hammock world. First hammock, tarp everything.. So I've had my hammock for a couple months or so (DreamHammock Dangerbird) right out of the box hung it a couple times and feel pretty good about the angles and all that. Got my superfly in. WOW.. There is definitely a learning curve to pitching a tarp. Height, tightness. angle to put your stakes. Mind you I am trying to pitch it without any hardware. I got some Lash-IT in and made two continuous loops. I attached 15' lines to each end at the ridgeline. So the line runs around the tree and then Prussik tied the continuous loops and then slippery bowline to them. I first hung the tarp by itself and felt pretty good about it. Looked tight and tie outs looked good.. Went to hang the hammock.. tarp was all on one side of the hammock. Hammock was 18" out on one side.. SOOO after about an hour or so of adjusting and moving knots and tightening here and loosening there.. IT WAS AWESOME!! Great coverage, awesome lay.. Just gunna need some practice and definitely need to get some snakeskins made up QUICK! Thanks to this forum I have some awesome gear and have alot of learning in the field.. Cause we all know I've spent DAYS reading and reading.. Cant wait to get out and get more proficient! Thanks EVERYONE!

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    Just gunna need some practice
    That there's pretty easy to come by!
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    For me when the tarp is off center it's usually as easy as loosening one side's tie outs and tightening the others. I need some practice too. Only one outing with the superfly so far. I do like Dutch's Wasps for getting the ridge lines setup quickly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mjs3350 View Post
    For me when the tarp is off center it's usually as easy as loosening one side's tie outs and tightening the others. I need some practice too. Only one outing with the superfly so far. I do like Dutch's Wasps for getting the ridge lines setup quickly.
    I may have to invest in some dutchware for the ridgelines

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    Having it off to one side isn't always a bad thing. During the warmer months (weather permitting) I prefer to have it really close to the non-exit side of the hammock. I like the extra room on the exit side. If it's raining hard I pitch it on low on center.

    It was my plan to go hardware free as well. That lasted less than a year.

    The more you practice the better feel you will get for it.

    Edit: I misread. I thought you meant to the right/left side vs head/foot end.
    Last edited by Nhott; 05-18-2014 at 22:03.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wkborder08 View Post
    I may have to invest in some dutchware for the ridgelines
    Before you sink money into Dutchware, check out TATO's ridgeline tarp attachments. By all means, go Dutch to run the actual continuous ridgeline (might as well just buy the ridgeline in its entirety from Dutch) but these things are totes amazeballs for rigging a tarp.
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    I tried hardware free at home, but took long to set up, and didn't really it. I got a pair of s-biners and love it. I do the setup on the first Vid http://theultimatehang.com/2012/11/v...s-with-a-tarp/
    I'd rather be hanging.

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    Quote Originally Posted by brazilianguy View Post
    I tried hardware free at home, but took long to set up, and didn't really it. I got a pair of s-biners and love it. I do the setup on the first Vid http://theultimatehang.com/2012/11/v...s-with-a-tarp/

    Wow.. That looks WAY easier..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gresh View Post
    Before you sink money into Dutchware, check out TATO's ridgeline tarp attachments. By all means, go Dutch to run the actual continuous ridgeline (might as well just buy the ridgeline in its entirety from Dutch) but these things are totes amazeballs for rigging a tarp.
    Where do I find this TATO you speak of?

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    Quote Originally Posted by wkborder08 View Post
    Where do I find this TATO you speak of?
    You can see the Tato Tarp Connectors and some great Dutch Bling, here. Scroll down.

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