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    Late introduction of the Tarp Ridgeline

    This will be 25' of line, either the 2mm Dyanglide or 2.2mm Yellow Zing it with 3 prusik knots in either yellow, grey or red. Once the Dyanglide is gone, it will be 2.2mm Zing It. The prusik knots are made with one of my continuous loops.

    2 of the prusiks are for tarp attachment. The third is for a Figure 9. I have some figure 9's on the way to include with the TRL, but as of now pricing reflects one not being included.

    The RL itself will have 2" fixed eyes spliced in either end. On one end you can larks head the line, use a toggle or a biner if you carry one, to attach to your mounting point. On the other end you can use the Figure 9, or a truckers hitch to pull the RL tight.

    Attach your tarps ridgeline to 2 of the prusiks via biners, toggles or however you fancy, center and pull the prusiks tight. Then pitch as normal.

    Weight is between 19 and 25 grams, depending on line choices and Figure 9.

    Current price is $18.50 shipped via USPS. Once the Figure 9's arrive, price will be $20.50. I am not making any money on the Figure 9's, just purchasing them and including them at my cost.

    The coin in the center is the size of a nickel.






    Tarp attachment via Biner...

    I am not a gram weenie. , But Im starting to see the merits!!!

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    Looks great Opie! Should be in great demand. The over the tarp ridgeline is becoming very popular. I like the ease of adjustibility.

    Great job!
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    Thanks Peg-Leg.

    I should also mention.. I can leave the prusik loops open if folks would rather tie their tarp D-rings into the prusik.
    I am not a gram weenie. , But Im starting to see the merits!!!

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    Hey Opie that's exactly the way I have set up my tarp ridgeline. Of course all ideas that I have gathered from HF. I also like the reefing method described by Shug.
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    Looks good Scotty!!!

    Hows the shock cord working out?
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    The prussik loops are actually the "micro cord" that came with the Granite Gear tarp. The tarp has tension tape sewn into the ridgline and edges and does not require a shock cord. You would think that would be an issue for leakage, but it had always been watertight. I have had it up in some downpoors.

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    Why a prusik with a Figure 9? A Figure 9 has adjustability built in.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Scottybdiving View Post
    The prussik loops are actually the "micro cord" that came with the Granite Gear tarp. The tarp has tension tape sewn into the ridgline and edges and does not require a shock cord. You would think that would be an issue for leakage, but it had always been watertight. I have had it up in some downpoors.
    Oh... OK. It looks like shock cord.

    Quote Originally Posted by Knotty View Post
    Why a prusik with a Figure 9? A Figure 9 has adjustability built in.
    Having the Figure 9 on a prusik makes adjusting it much easier. Sliding a Figure 9 along a line when its attached as instructed can be a pain in the butt. Adding it to a prusik means just sliding the prusik along the line.
    I am not a gram weenie. , But Im starting to see the merits!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Knotty View Post
    Why a prusik with a Figure 9? A Figure 9 has adjustability built in.
    Speed/convenience, I'm guessing. Moving a 9 around is kind of a pain, at least compared to sliding a prusik, and the loop is all but weightless.

    Edit: ya beat me, Opie.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Peg-Leg View Post
    Looks great Opie! Should be in great demand. The over the tarp ridgeline is becoming very popular. I like the ease of adjustibility.

    Great job!
    It is a great setup by Opie but why the demand only for over the tarp? I use a similar setup as an under the tarp ridgeline. Let's me have the line inside my setup for hanging stuff. I find that very useful.

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