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    Very nice. What about the asym?

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    Quote Originally Posted by SpyderTattoo View Post
    Dude in the drawing has a belly-button...
    I like that too
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    Quote Originally Posted by charley View Post
    Very nice. What about the asym?
    packeagle asked the same question...soooo, same answer, it's more complicated that I wanted to get into.
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    Nice illustration, Knotty! I made both an asymetrical diamond and a hex tarp, both designed from minimal coverage and completely disliked the diamond but totally loved the hex.
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    this helped a lot...I finally get the idea behind a hex tarp! it was such a light bulb moment. Don't know why I needed the visual because now it seems so straight forward.

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    just putting this in as there are a couple of tarp threads where folks will find it interesting

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    Very neat. Helps a newbie like me understand a bit better.

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    great diagram. I use both a asym and hex fly with my HH but more often than not I do pack the Hex. It gives me more options in the long run.

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    How does the Kelty Noah's 12 fit in? In my experience it seems larger on the sides than your drawing implies. I have never had coverage issues. as a matter of fact I have been the gear storage tarp on more than one occasion. What is really nice about the Kelty is that there are many different guy out points to configure the tarp with the wind and weather. You can make a fairly bomb proof shelter if you know how to stake/tie things out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Knotty View Post
    Used a drawing program (TouchDraw for iPad) to analyze the differences in tarp coverage. The hammock in the pics has an 8' structural ridge line. The tarps are 10' and 12' long hexes and diamonds.

    With both types you have to hang the longer tarps higher to clear the hammock suspension. With the hex you still get a good bit more coverage from the 12' long version despite it being higher. Interestingly even the 12' diamond still leaves you fairly exposed.

    Of course real world experience is better than drawings but hopefully the comparison is still useful.

    Hi Knotty,
    Which tarp manufacturer did you use to determine the HEX angles since they all seem to vary (OES hex has an extreme cat cut vs TtoT cat cut not so extreme)
    or how did you come up with the angle in your graphic?
    Is there a standard formula?
    Last edited by OutandBack; 03-06-2012 at 00:40.
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