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Exactly. I was wondering if they would do any good on the ridgeline.I think he means self tensioning guy lines on the sides.
hammock [ham-uhk] noun
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IMO no. You want to get the line tight and that shock stuff wouldn't do well on the sides unless you were using some big honken' tube. I find it isn't necessary at all on cuben, sil-nylon is where side self tensioners are best use.
I switched my tarp from Dutch flies to this Dutch hook setup and like it better. It's easier for me to make a tighter ridgeline and therefore a faster setup. This doesn't take as much line for the gram wienees like me. Thanks so much!
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I switched to this method a couple of hangs ago, and I am really pleased with how fast it sets up and adjusts. It is simple and elegant (elegant is my word of the day, so I had to slip it in somehow )
I just set one up this was as well ..after seeing Gredemeer's at Sgt' Rocks hang .. I really like it .. so now I'm torn between the Dutch's Stingerz setup I used at the hang and this one .. a "V" is easier with the Stingerz .. Gredemeer's setup shaves at least 8 grams .. you need more line with Stingerz so a few more grams shaved there .. both are great, simple and gives rapid adjustment ..
For my tarp/poncho the Stingerz work best because I can easily detach them from my tie-out points .. on dedicated tarps this is about the lightest and easiest there is .. either way I'm still flying Dutch .. HYOH
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