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    Senior Member Coldspring's Avatar
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    Best Diamond Tarp

    I think I'll make a diamond tarp for the summer. Not sure of the dimensions, but I do like 12' ridgelines....My old Guide Gear 9x9 diamond is plenty long, I just don't want a camo tarp.

    I want something that doesn't have to be setup so exactly to get a reasonably taught pitch...i.e. tying the sides to whatever tree root, or log that isn't exactly perpendicular to the tarp's ridgeline.

    IF I decide to copy a production model, what diamond tarps have you used and what were your thoughts about their pitching characteristics?



    I wasn't sure whether to post this in MYOG or under Weather Protection.

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    Good question. Cant wait to see the responses.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Coldspring View Post
    ...don't want a camo tarp.
    Use it as a pattern, then send it to me!

    Most people think about cutting off the ends that go to the ground. I like my GG 9X9 as-is.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MacEntyre View Post

    Most people think about cutting off the ends that go to the ground.
    And have the pleasure of dealing with two more stakes and tie-outs for their trouble.
    Dave

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    I like my Kelty Noah9 as well as my Funky Forest tarp(Grandtrunkgoods).
    Last edited by rigidpsycho; 02-02-2010 at 05:51.
    Chris

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    Senior Member Coldspring's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by MacEntyre View Post
    Most people think about cutting off the ends that go to the ground. I like my GG 9X9 as-is.
    Did that to one of them, it was okay, but I do like them as is!


    Quote Originally Posted by oldgringo View Post
    And have the pleasure of dealing with two more stakes and tie-outs for their trouble.
    I haven't liked the tarps with two tieouts per side that much. I do like the forgiveness of my MacCat Ultra, it seems like you can set it up quick and not have trouble with flopping edges.

    I mostly want this tarp for riverside gravel bars, sometimes you have to really pound away to stake a tarp, and just having one stake makes things so much easier.


    Quote Originally Posted by rigidpsycho View Post
    I like my Kelty Noah9 as well as my Funky Forest tarp(Grangtrunkgoods).
    I had forgotten about both of these tarps. What are the dimensions of the Funky Forest?

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    The Funky Forest tarp is 10'x10'. It does give great coverage.
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