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    Kelty 9, with Figure 9s...no ridgeline.
    But, after reading this thread, perhaps it is time to try out the ridgeline method with prussiks.

    Shame, I like the Figure 9s...I guess I can find another use for them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fuzzie View Post
    Kelty 9, with Figure 9s...no ridgeline.
    But, after reading this thread, perhaps it is time to try out the ridgeline method with prussiks.

    Shame, I like the Figure 9s...I guess I can find another use for them.
    I use figure 9's on my continuous ridgeline and tarp tyouts. Unless I misunderstood you.


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    Now you got me confused...a pretty easy task, so don't bask in the glory too soon :-)
    I meant something like what you show here:

    Ridge Line with tarp tied to it with prussiks.
    But the photo you posted above with the Figure 9s really messed me up. Is that a guy line?

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    Quote Originally Posted by fuzzie View Post
    Now you got me confused...a pretty easy task, so don't bask in the glory too soon :-)
    I meant something like what you show here:

    Ridge Line with tarp tied to it with prussiks.
    But the photo you posted above with the Figure 9s really messed me up. Is that a guy line?
    Pictured in that picture is a CRL (continuous ridgeline) for the tarp only. The other picture is how the CRL is attached to the tree.
    Be like Bob

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    Doh, thanks...makes perfect sense now. And they let me operate heavy machinery!

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    someone happen to have the average weight of that small black figure 9 ?

    does it add a few oz to your setup.. ?

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    Prussics generally have 3 loops, but it depends on the lines you are working with. I have ascended a climbing rope about 40 feet straight up with a couple three loop prussics. They hold pretty strong hehe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fuzzie View Post
    Doh, thanks...makes perfect sense now. And they let me operate heavy machinery!
    Sorry for the confusion. Yes I use a prussic and figure 9 to tighten the CRL. It also is a safety for a heavy snowload. Then two more prussics with a small hook to attach the tarp D-rings. So there's 3 prussics on my ridgeline.

    So far I'm very happy with this setup. It held up to 10" of snow in the backyard and performed flawlessly on the Colorado Winter Hang.


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    Since I know the load will only be in one direction, I've found the Klemheist knots to be more efficient than prusiks for connecting my tarp to a CRL.

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

    With the prusik, half of the wraps are bearing the majority of the load so you are increasing the amount of cord necessary to get a "lock". On the other hand, the Klemheist's uni-directional application maximizes the holding power of all the wraps which is more efficient. Additionally, the Klemheist pulls more in-line with the CRL since it pulls from the end while the prusik creates a kink in the CRL since it is pulling from the center of the knot.

    Either one will work fine, of course...this is just my preference. HYOH
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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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