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    Quote Originally Posted by MrToot View Post
    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.
    It can go either way...

    Having it over the tarp eliminates the possibility of the line channeling water under the tarp. To some extent.
    I am not a gram weenie. , But Im starting to see the merits!!!

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    I've always used an over the top ridge but I also run a second underneath for hanging my underblanket and a few bits of kit from. Handy for hanging a torch from and muddy boots at the end of the day.

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    Why a prusik with a Figure 9? A Figure 9 has adjustability built in.
    I also read here where somone suggested that it prevents losing the figure 9, when it is attached.

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    My buddy Ken uses this set up ... actually had it on his rig at the Linville Gorge Hang (check out Shug's 3rd video).

    He also just sent me a rig for my Equinox ... complete with continous loops for prussiks. I like it a lot. He's got a buried loop in on end that you fix with a "staub" as Shug calls it ... two prussiks for the tarp and one with the figure nine for the end of the line. Sweet set up for getting that tarp up quickly and then being able to find the sweet spot between the trees for you set up.

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    Arrowhead actually offers a tarp ridgeline kit much like this using the nitize 's' style carabiner. His isn't for a full ridgeline (tree to tree), but just for attaching to the tarp ridgeline one each side, something I prefer. It works extremely well and very fast, it in essence gives you the quick adjustments of a full ridgeline without actually having one.

    He sent me a video on how it works:

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/31716725@N03/4060067148/


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    Quote Originally Posted by opie View Post
    It can go either way...

    Having it over the tarp eliminates the possibility of the line channeling water under the tarp. To some extent.
    Gotta have a drip cord setup of some kind when you go under. I simply have a piece of paracord tied very tightly and pointing downward right under each D-ring of the tarp. Never had a drop of water get passed them. I have now seen shoe laces used and pieces of felt. All seem to work just fine. I actually just leave the paracord tied on my ridgeline permanently.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MrToot View Post
    Gotta have a drip cord setup of some kind when you go under. I simply have a piece of paracord tied very tightly and pointing downward right under each D-ring of the tarp. Never had a drop of water get passed them. I have now seen shoe laces used and pieces of felt. All seem to work just fine. I actually just leave the paracord tied on my ridgeline permanently.
    I prefer under as well... Gives me a place to hang things...
    I am not a gram weenie. , But Im starting to see the merits!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by damngoat View Post
    Arrowhead actually offers a tarp ridgeline kit much like this using the nitize 's' style carabiner. His isn't for a full ridgeline (tree to tree), but just for attaching to the tarp ridgeline one each side, something I prefer. It works extremely well and very fast, it in essence gives you the quick adjustments of a full ridgeline without actually having one.

    He sent me a video on how it works:

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/31716725@N03/4060067148/


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    I saw that. Thats a nice option.

    The schtick with mine is I dont use any knots, all splices. Other than the prusiks... which are made with spliced cord.

    And I prefer to have a line under the tarp to hang things.. like socks, towels etc.
    I am not a gram weenie. , But Im starting to see the merits!!!

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    Just finished up an order and thought it a good opportunity for a close up of one end, including the 3 prusik loops.

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

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