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    Tarp ridge line preference

    Over/under/ none? What is the general consensus here? I would imagine the most popular would be a ridgeline and under.

    Will there be extra wear if I just tie out from the ends with no ridge line?

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    I like the CRL Over with snake skins and attached prussic knots attached. I tried all three and foubf I like this one the bes find it a very easy setup
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    It depends on what material.

    If it's a cuben tarp with a taped ridge seam, it's a good idea to use a full ridge line. But for Sil and Spinn, I prefer to just tie out from the ends.
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    Quote Originally Posted by angrysparrow View Post
    It depends on what material.

    If it's a cuben tarp with a taped ridge seam, it's a good idea to use a full ridge line. But for Sil and Spinn, I prefer to just tie out from the ends.
    My approach also ... FWIW there is less cord and thus less weight in this approach.

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    Quote Originally Posted by angrysparrow View Post
    If it's a cuben tarp with a taped ridge seam, it's a good idea to use a full ridge line.
    Mountain Laurel Designs makes a Hexagonal Hammock Tarp of cuben, and tapes the ridge seam. They come set up with a two piece ridgeline. I asked Ron Bell if he had seen any problems with the taped ridge seam (which Ron went to because it was stronger than sewing), because of the non-continuous ridgeline, and he replied that he had seen none. If he hasn't seen any problem with it, who has?

    Why do you think that a taped ridge seam on a cuben tarp needs a continuous ridgeline?

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    I prefer a CRL over the top with prusics at either end

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    Quote Originally Posted by TFC Rick View Post
    Over/under/ none? What is the general consensus here? I would imagine the most popular would be a ridgeline and under.

    Will there be extra wear if I just tie out from the ends with no ridge line?
    My Big Mamajamba is attached with soft shackle prussics to a single line tarp ridge line. The tarp is rigged under the ridge line. Rigging your tarp like this allows for a nice curve in the top of the tarp that follows the banana curve of the hammock. The tarp is stored in snake skins in a stuff sack.

    My The Edge is attached with soft shackle prussics to a 2 line tarp ridge line. This is my go light tarp and it is stored in a stuff sack.
    Last edited by BlazeAway; 01-06-2011 at 10:26.

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    Continuous ridge line under both my tarps. Both tarps attached to ridge line with #1 SS S-biners to klemhiest loops on the ridge line.
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    CRL over tarp with prussics on each end, attached with either a stick for a toggle or a small biner, and snake skins. I sometimes run a separate loose line under the tarp for hanging items.

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