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    Tarp "Slack"

    It seems that no mater how I pitch my tarp It has slack in the middle that form little ridges. Here's a pic of me holding the slack up-

    This causes the sides to flop inwards when the wind comes and its pretty annoying. How can I get rid of this?
    Also, the tarp im using is an HH Expedition Asym.
    Thanks!

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    Have you tried your setup with trees or only on the stand (It appears to be a hammock stand, forgive me if I'm wrong here)? It appears as if the ends of your tarp might be too close together. Can you experiment with trees farther apart at all?
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    It is on a stand now, and I cant hang it farther apart until Monday. I think I'm just horrible with tarps, because this always happens.

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    Continuous ridge line?
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    is your tarp attached to your hammock suspension? if it is attach it separately

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    Sorry, but I don't exactly know what a continuous RL is.
    I have the Whoopie slings for the hammock attached to the stand with caribiners and the tarp is attached to the biners'.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JakobW View Post
    Sorry, but I don't exactly know what a continuous RL is.
    I have the Whoopie slings for the hammock attached to the stand with caribiners and the tarp is attached to the biners'.
    Sorry about that... A continuous RL runs from one tree, through the eye's of the ends of the tarp and to the other tree. One continuous line does the job. People also use two separate lines, one for each end of the tarp.

    In looking again at your pics, I have to think it's the distance that isn't allowing you to get a taut tarp. Is the end of the tarp attached to those biners without any line?
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    There's cord between the tarp and biners'. I made mini whoopie slings for the tarp and I pulled them pretty tight.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JakobW View Post
    There's cord between the tarp and biners'. I made mini whoopie slings for the tarp and I pulled them pretty tight.
    So there's very little room between your tarp and the biner because you've pulled the whoopies so tight? I am getting this correct?
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    Pretty much. The tarp seemed taut before I staked it out, and these ridges are still there.

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