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    Rigging a Cloud Burst

    Here are some pictures of my WB Cloud Burst rigged with the single ridge line as described by Dejoha (http://www.hammockforums.net/forum/s...ad.php?t=63271).

    Disclaimer: Keep in mind that until now, I have never set up a tarp, at all, ever. I still have yet to sleep between two trees in any hammock or tarp.

    Pros:
    Easy to set up.
    Fun to make all of the locked brummels, continuous loops etc.
    Provides a good degree of adjust-ability.

    Cons:
    It seems to damage the bark on the tree if you're not careful or don't take precautions. I plan to start using some sort of sleeve to go on the zing it or some alternative solution to protect the bark on the trees.

    During set up, tarp will contact the ground unless you set it up in snake skins.

    Not as easy as I imagine it would be to slide the tarp back and forth on prusik knots, however if you set the hammock up first and then the tarp you will be able to center the tarp quickly and easily. This also might alleviate the ground contact issue.

    Link to the YouTube vid: http://youtu.be/sqKe1LXLtJ0

    It utilizes:

    1 WB Cloud Burst Tarp
    1 Dutchware dutch fly
    1 Dutch mini hook
    100' of Zing It
    6' Shock Cord
    6 Ti shepherd hook stakes.
    2 Trekking Poles

    *I will suggest that with the Cloud Burst the user utilize two 6' lengths of guy line on each pull out going to its own stick rather than one to hold it out. The tarp tends to pull in toward the center and doesn't allow for a tight pitch if a 2 into 1 approach is used.

    The finished product:



    The pull out and tensioner I decided on.



    The tarp fly is the primary tensioning device, very effective.



    A look inside









    The dutch hook at the fixed end of the tarp. You really need a continuous loop to hook that clip to. It's a tight fit.





    A look down the ridge line.

    Last edited by CB200T; 12-14-2012 at 20:31.

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    loved all the pics!!

    What a great set up!
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    Agreed, very nice looking set up. You've actually given me an idea to improve my side pull outs (currently using all shock cord to the pole or stick - I will mod that to use a few inches of shock cord and the rest zing it). Could you include take down in the video if not already shot. Attaching the rigeline when the tarp is in a stuff sack or snake skins seems easy enough, I'm curious to sees how easy it is to remove everything and put it in it's stuff sack without the tarp going to the ground.

    Cheers

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    Nice pics and description!
    With beauty all around you, may you walk.

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    Those are some great pics, thanks for sharing.
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    You will like/appreciate it even more when you do hang and sleep between two trees, it and the WBRR. Great presentation.

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    Great setup and very nice pics of it all!
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    looks pretty good for your first tarp setup, good job.

    i'd like to add that i've found this tarp to pitch a bit different that most tarps, i've found that to tighten the tarp i've been tightening the panel pulls rather than the ground corners, this tightens things up and gives you more space and seems to work pretty well

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    Quote Originally Posted by warbonnetguy View Post
    i'd like to add that i've found this tarp to pitch a bit different that most tarps, i've found that to tighten the tarp i've been tightening the panel pulls rather than the ground corners, this tightens things up and gives you more space and seems to work pretty well
    Thanks for the tip, I'll try pitching it like that when I set it up next.

    To everyone else, thanks for all the kind words. I figured it might come in useful to someone, plus, I had to set it up and try it out!

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    Nice set-up, hard to believe that's your first tarp set-up. Good Job and great pictures.

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