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    bayoubomber's Avatar
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    Question's On the Cuben Fiber tarp?

    Ok fellas (by "fellas", i do include girls in that statement) I've just purchased a new Cuben fiber tarp and was wondering, do I need a continuous ridgeline under the tarp? BTW I've watched the "Shug" video and really can't tell if his is continuous. Also i understand that shock cord is not needed on the guylines because there is very little give on cuben fiber. Is that correct?

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    Use two lines off the ends ... use a continous ridgeline over ... or under ... the choice is yours. Nope you don't need tensioners ... that puppy doesn't stretch when wet ... enjoy!

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    I don't....I go with separate lines right off the ridgeline ends. Stormcrow always said to "crank it tight".
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    Whoooo Buddy)))) I Love Onions, Grits, Greens, Livermush, NC Style BBQ, Potted Meat, Anchovies, 'Naner Puddin", Peanut Butter Pie, Red Velvet Cake and Cocoa and Straaaaaawwwwberrrry Milk and Coffee Crisps....
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    Thanks Hawk-eye, I'm rocking my Superfly with 2 seperate lines off the ends and it works great so I'll be trying the same with the new tarp!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shug View Post
    I don't....I go with separate lines right off the ridgeline ends. Stormcrow always said to "crank it tight".
    Shug
    Good to know about cranking it tight Shug.

    BTW my wife and my 2 girls think I'm a little crazy with all the hammock stuff but they love your videos and truely loved going hammock camping with Dad. So thanks, you have truley shown me a new trail to take in life and its made our family closer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bayoubomber View Post
    Thanks Hawk-eye, I'm rocking my Superfly with 2 seperate lines off the ends and it works great so I'll be trying the same with the new tarp!
    I use a continous on my Superfly but have two separate lines with some Dutch Bling on my HG Cuben tarp.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hawk-eye View Post
    I use a continous on my Superfly but have two separate lines with some Dutch Bling on my HG Cuben tarp.
    Hawk, do you just stuff like your superfly or do your fold it?
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    I use a spinnaker not a cuben tarp but it is has similar properties as cuben. Personally I find using a continues ridge line the easiest method to get your tarp centered up. With that being said I choose to run the ridgeline over the tarp to avoid any abrasion the line may cause to the tarp. Abrasion is spinn and cubens downfall. These materials do not stretch so no need for shock cord.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bayoubomber View Post
    Hawk, do you just stuff like your superfly or do your fold it?
    I use mesh skins on mine for breathability if wet, then stuff them in the outside of my pack.
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    they seem to move through me. -
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dos View Post
    I use mesh skins on mine for breathability if wet, then stuff them in the outside of my pack.
    +1...wrinkles fall right out about 30 min after hung and looks like a champ that it is.

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