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    biggameken's Avatar
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    Superfly in Porch Mode: How do you do it?

    Well, if you're like me, one of the features you like best about your Superfly is using it in porch mode. Typically I keep the Superfly in porch mode by day, and close it down to (I guess you would call it) tent mode by night.

    The only trick with this has been having an efficient simple way to convert the fly easily back and forth without having to do much adjusting or moving of stakes. Actually, any way you look at it, the conversion is easy but I'm interested in hearing how you all make the conversion. I'm sure others have better ideas than I do. I've been using shock cord on the two tie outs where I put the poles, and I keep slack in the cords so I can easily just insert the bottom of my trek poles in the triangles attached to the tie outs and stretch the shock cord to the right distance to raise the porch. I would really like to do away with the shock cord for two reasons. 1. It leaves too much slack in the tarp when not in porch mode and causes sag it to sag and flap a bit in the wind. 2. It just looks rigged up to have a bunch of extra shock cord dangling.

    So, enlighten me How do you handle the conversion back and forth? I'm sure you creative hangers have come up with some pretty useful solutions that would help me.

    ...feel free to include pics of your setup.
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    Senior Member Tendertoe's Avatar
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    At 1:50 of this video shows the way I do my corner and door tieouts.

    You can loosen the prusik and put your hiking pole in, then remove your hiking pole and re-tighten the prusik. No need to move the stake etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tendertoe View Post
    At 1:50 of this video shows the way I do my corner and door tieouts.

    You can loosen the prusik and put your hiking pole in, then remove your hiking pole and re-tighten the prusik. No need to move the stake etc.
    This is exactly how mine is set up and I can say it is very easy to switch to all different modes quickly. Its in this video.

    http://www.hammockforums.net/forum/v...ls&videoid=736

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tendertoe View Post
    At 1:50 of this video shows the way I do my corner and door tieouts.

    You can loosen the prusik and put your hiking pole in, then remove your hiking pole and re-tighten the prusik. No need to move the stake etc.
    That's the system I'm rocking on most of my tarps.
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    I use taut line hitches. I stake it out far enough to leave a big loop in the hitch then when I want porch mode I slide the hitch down and insert my poles. When I wanna batten down the hatches I remove the poles and slide the hitch back up. No muss, no fuss.
    I have been toying with the idea of going to the prussik method mentioned in order to keep the stakes closer to the tarp to reduce the tripping hazard though.

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    I just stick my hiking poles in the plastic tri rings and tighten the tarp guy lines.
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