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    Quote Originally Posted by Just Jeff View Post
    Can we please move the HH stuff back to the HH thread and leave this one to it's original topic? Or even to PMs.
    Good call, sorry for my part.

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    any potential problems with just using triptease?

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    Quote Originally Posted by schrochem View Post
    any potential problems with just using triptease?

    scott
    You need something rated to ~ 200 lbs. I'm not sure if the Kelty stuff is rated, or what that rating might be.
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    Quote Originally Posted by schrochem View Post
    any potential problems with just using triptease?

    scott
    I use 2.5mm Glo Cord (climbing rope) from my local outfitters on most of my ridge lines. It is rated at about 400-500 lbs I think. I have never seen Kelty's TripTease line so I can't really make a comparison.

    I like having reflective line as a ridge line so it's easier to find my hammock in the dark. I also use reflective line in my tarp tensioners for the same reason.

    I think you can even seem my ridge line "glowing" if you look at my avatar.
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    You can't really see it in my avatar but you can see it in this bigger pic.
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    Thanks guys.
    I found from the bpl site that it's rated at 188
    http://www.backpackinglight.com/cgi-...ctra_cord.html
    I have been using it as my tarp tieouts on my maccat without much of an issue.
    I think I think I'll give it a try.

    Scott

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    By all means give it a shot...188 lbs. might be enough. Just be aware that, under normal circumstances, a ridgeline will have a lot more tension on it than your tarp lines.
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    I've been using 3mm cord I found in REI. I think it has a little stretch, but not so much that ive noticed. I cant say how it does over the long term, as I have just begun to use it on my ENO single rest.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ghost93 View Post
    I've been using 3mm cord I found in REI. I think it has a little stretch, but not so much that ive noticed. I cant say how it does over the long term, as I have just begun to use it on my ENO single rest.
    Is that a climbing-rated cord? Low-stretch? Accessory cord? Just wondering...
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    Ridge line

    I just added the ring buckle support to my HH ultralight. Before I did that, I ran a 2mm secondary ridge line for my tarp using stuff I got from REI. I would attach the vertical part of the HH tarp to the ridgeline and then tension it horizontally with the prussick knots on the actual hammoch spectra cord. It was kind of awkward but it worked. Now with the ring suspension, I lost the ability to use the prussicks on the hammock spectra to position and tension the tarp horizontally. Since I'm using the original HH tarp which has to be positioned just right during a storm, I think I want to keep the prussick arragement, ( as opposed to using 2 figure 9's for example) but move it up the secondary ridge line. I cut off a piece of the 2mm cord and experimented with a prussick. Having the prussick and the ridge line both made from 2mm cord does not result in an effective knot. i.e. it slips. I'm thinking of replacing the 2mm ridge with a 5 or 5 mm cord and using some of the 2mm for the prussick. Here are my questions:

    1. Does anyone have a suggestion/supplier/ part number for lightweight cord to use for the ridge line that will provide adequate friction for the prussick to be effective?

    2. Is there a better way of hanging the stock HH tarp and still be able to fine tune the horizontal positioning?

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    1. A prusik will work as long as there's an adequate size difference between the two cords. Sounds like your sizes are too close together.

    2. Tying directly to the trees is really the better way to go, IMO. You don't have to use Figure 9's, but they definitely make adjustment easier. If you're really worried about precise adjustment due to the small stock tarp, get/make a bigger tarp! Problem solved!
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