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    Big (big) Daddy

    Its been a long time coming...I need to go string up the tarp. I opted for the 144" ridgeline for more coverage.

    What do you guys recommend for the ridgeline?

    I was thinking of using prusiks on either end to attach to a single ridgeline. I am not as high speed as others here, I am going to use paracord until I figure out what line I should purchase.

    Any info would be helpful.

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    Many people find Zing-It (1.75mm line) as a good option for a tarp ridgeline. Some use a continuous ridgeline and use prussik's as you mention or use two separate lines - one for each end of the tarp. Let's see a pic of that beautiful Big Daddy!
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    i use zing-it. about 30' of it with a dutch hook on one end and a dutch fly on the other two prussics with dutch ti biners to hold the tarp

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    Congrats on the Big Daddy, its a wonder piece of kit!
    30' of zingit. A dutch hook on one side. A figure-9 on a prussik for the other side. Tarp attached via small biners to prussiks.

    Paracord will work just fine, esp while you play with how you would like it rigged.

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    Thanks for the info.
    I currently have 550 cord, and use a figure 9 to secure it to the tree. I then have 2 tiny S biners to secure the prusics to the tarp.
    I want to try a 2 piece ridgeline...mostly because it will save me 12' of cordage.
    Zing-it seems to be popular. Is $5.50 for 25' pretty standard pricing?

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    Quote Originally Posted by readyme View Post
    Is $5.50 for 25' pretty standard pricing?
    Based on what I've seen, yeah.. that's a good price. Definitely consider swapping out the figure-9 and s-biners for some Dutch Stingerz. The Stinger replaces both in a single piece that weighs much less. I mis-spoke earlier when I said I used the Tarp Flyz, two Stingerz is what I have (they are both on the same page, I confuse them often.


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    Those are slick!!!
    Can you post a link to where I can get them....and also where you found that image.
    Thanks

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    Same link as in my post above for Tarp Flyz.

    Flyz and Stingerz are on the same page: http://www.outdoortrailgear.com/featured/dutch-flyz/

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    $9 bucks a piece is a little spendy when I know how to tie a truckers hitch for free.
    I like the Zing-it though.

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