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    Quote Originally Posted by Shug View Post
    Not that problem ....... but on my 8 night Linville Gorge trip I found that the continual ridgeline could take a bit longer to set due to maybe having a long hang with thick trees the night before and on the current night it was a short hang with thinner trees it took a bit to adjust the prussics for tarp (sliding up or down the ridgeline ... they were hard to slide at times) and re-adjusting the figure 9 on the tightning end. Never the same night after night.
    Gave me pause to ponder ...... may go back to two ridgelines.
    But the tweaking of the tarp on the CR is still a very strong point for it once set.
    Still on the fence on this one.........
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    Is your fig 9 prussic'd as well? I cant think of a faster way to hang a tarp than having everything on prussics. Well i guess there are faster ways but you have to add weight. Let us know what you decide to do once you get off the fence!
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    So in your video Shug, you pointed out the shock cord. Is the prussic knot tied with that bungie cord, or is it tied with normal cord and a bungie tied onto that?

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    Quote Originally Posted by gargoyle View Post
    No stretch and I left mine up in the backyard for three days just to check for stretch and slide in the prussicks. Not one problem..once I wrapped the prussicks enough times.
    That was the solution for my issue as well. I added a couple of more wraps than normal and viola. I also found a Klemheist prussic worked better for the ends (like a truckers hitch sort of)

    http://www.animatedknots.com/klemhei...matedknots.com

    The tarp connector was done with standard prussics to the ridge line and Nacrabiners for the tarp tie outs to connect.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ikemouser View Post
    Is your fig 9 prussic'd as well? I cant think of a faster way to hang a tarp than having everything on prussics. Well i guess there are faster ways but you have to add weight. Let us know what you decide to do once you get off the fence!
    My figure 9 is prussic'd.... yessir.

    Quote Originally Posted by Mundele View Post
    So in your video Shug, you pointed out the shock cord. Is the prussic knot tied with that bungie cord, or is it tied with normal cord and a bungie tied onto that?
    I just used that 1/8 " shock cord 'cause it was just handy .... no benefits but it works.
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    I too have left a couple tarps up for a couple days. Didnt notice any sag in the RL. One was a Clark tarp set up with a 2 line and the other was my BWDD 4 seasons set up with a 1 line. I was sealing the seams and everytime theyd start to dry, it would rain. SO I left them up for 3 days until they were dry and never did I have to re-adjust anything.
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    If the ridgeline is stretching when wet (and I still belief and hope that's a big "if"), you might only notice it on a Spinn tarp.

    If its a silnylon tarp, one of two things will happen:

    1. If you're using STL's on the guylines, then the STL will absorb any stretch in the ridgeline just like it absorbs stretch in the silnylon.

    2. If you're not using STL's, then you'll probably just blame any slackness on stretch in the silnylon anyway and never even consider that the ridgeline may have also developed slackness.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SGT Rock View Post
    http://arrowheadequipment.webs.com/a...ts/show/994110

    Only up overnight once since I made it, but it didn't have a noticeable stretch. What I have found is the material is kind of slick so I have had some issues with prussic slippage.
    I'm new to the hanging stuff. I don't have a hammock yet. Its on the way. But I have been toying around with a tarp.

    With the fishing lure in the photo, Isn't that trotline cord of some sort?
    http://www.barlowstackle.com/acb/sho...ctGroup_ID=667

    Reguarding shock cord. I've been slicing up blown motorcycle inner tubes and using them. Nothing more than a HD rubber band. Just go to a local MC shop and ask. Cost is nothing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BurningCedar View Post
    If the ridgeline is stretching when wet (and I still belief and hope that's a big "if"), you might only notice it on a Spinn tarp.

    If its a silnylon tarp, one of two things will happen:

    1. If you're using STL's on the guylines, then the STL will absorb any stretch in the ridgeline just like it absorbs stretch in the silnylon.

    2. If you're not using STL's, then you'll probably just blame any slackness on stretch in the silnylon anyway and never even consider that the ridgeline may have also developed slackness.

    Burning Cedar, I think you hit the nail on the head. The times I have used Opies continous ridgeline in the rain with my Spinn tarp I do notice that I get some sag in the ridgeline by the next morning. I have verified that the prussiks are not moving, so my only thought was that it was with the ridgeline. I should mention that the amount of sag I have experienced is very minimal, not enough to disuade me from using the continuous ridgeline.

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    I know for a fact that it is mainly my ridgeline as the line between the two prussiks begins to lose its tautness and sags a little by morning.

    Opie.... What ropes do you use for your ridgelines?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dlg62c View Post

    With the fishing lure in the photo, Isn't that trotline cord of some sort?
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