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    dakotaross's Avatar
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    Toxaway tarp vs WBBMJ

    I want a big, light tarp at a reasonable price - which rules out cuben. The Toxaway tarp and the Bigmambajamba look like the final contestants, although the MacCat Ultra (if I can get one) is in the mix.

    The Toxaway appears to have a bit of a different cut than the other two, specifically along the ridgeline which looks less straight and more like the ridgeline has a cat cut. Wondering if that is correct, and then what the advantage or disadvantage would be? Plus anything else that might be a significant difference.

    p.s. I have a 10' hammock and might prefer the 12' ridgeline of the Toxaway or Maccat, but I'm taking into acct the success of the BMJ with other 10' hammock setups (and the pullouts).

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    Senior Member Law Dawg (ret)'s Avatar
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    For a bit more mud on the subject the Hard Rock Winter Tarp.

    I have the Toxaway and like it very much no clue about a comparo or the cat cut ridgeline. Seems straight to me though.
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    I'm going off pics of the Toxaway. Something just seems different about the cut (besides the 2D dimensions). Might be just me. I assume AHE would add some pull outs if I emailed them about that?

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    Hard Rock

    Quote Originally Posted by Law Dawg (ret) View Post
    For a bit more mud on the subject the Hard Rock Winter Tarp.
    I was considering a BMBH before, and this setup looks perfect for that with the poles that would help spread the tarp around the hammock's spreader bars.

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    I have the toxaway tarp and I love it.


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    Pic shows a curved ridgeline as opposed to straight across as I'm used to seeing (and as my current tarp is). Wondering if anyone can weigh in on advantages/disadvantages of that design?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dakotaross View Post
    Pic shows a curved ridgeline as opposed to straight across as I'm used to seeing (and as my current tarp is). Wondering if anyone can weigh in on advantages/disadvantages of that design?
    I have a straight across ridgeline. It's all I've ever used. Just makes sense and is really easy to set up.


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    That pic does look more straight in the middle, but angles upward at the ends of the ridgeline. Maybe its just a method of hanging instead of being curved? On my avatar, you'll see mine goes straight across, no upward angle at the ends.

    I guess my concern would be that you have to tie up the tarp higher on the tree to get a similar level above the hammock on the other tarps I've seen.

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    dakota:
    Does your tarp have a continous ridgeline suspension? If so, does it run above or below the ridgeline of the tarp?
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    It might not have a continuous ridge line. Just tying off the ends will allow the middle to sag a little and give the appearance that it is cut different, especially if the sides are pulled down tight.
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