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    Quote Originally Posted by Iafte View Post
    One option is to sew around the grommet to strengthen it up. Problem with webbing is once you have cut it to get the grommet through, you loose alot of the strength it once had. Sewing either in a square or a circle should stop the bunching and pulling.
    or cut the gromment off & sew a new webbing loop to the remaining tab.
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    Welcome to the forum, Iafte!

    Maybe I missed it from the original poster - is there a reason to use grommets instead of a D-ring or something?
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    Quote Originally Posted by slowhike View Post
    or cut the gromment off & sew a new webbing loop to the remaining tab.
    I just made a tarp about a month ago, I used loops for all the connections except for the ridge line, I put a grommet so I could either use a pole to support it or tie it off.

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    Welcome to the forum, Iafte!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Iafte View Post
    I just made a tarp about a month ago, I used loops for all the connections except for the ridge line, I put a grommet so I could either use a pole to support it or tie it off.



    Thanks.
    Do you need a grommet for that? A D-ring would do the trick just fine. Or couldn't you just wrap the guyline around the trekking pole?

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    Quote Originally Posted by funbun View Post
    Do you need a grommet for that? A D-ring would do the trick just fine. Or couldn't you just wrap the guyline around the trekking pole?
    First project for me and I wanted to see what I could make. I don't have to use the grommet to tie it off; when I made it, I left enough webbing to have a loop before where I put the grommet.

    It is made like below so I can run a line through the open section and tie that off. Main reason for this is I don't own hiking poles yet.
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    Review the tarp market....

    Many low end, entry level or in expensive poly tarps use grommets....

    Almost every specialty manufacturer, upper end level, UL tarp maker ( save one?) uses GG, or GG and D rings or, or light weight webbing.

    Lot of experiance here....Wonder why they take this approach?

    Are you trying to use a go cart approach to achieve a race car product?

    GG loops are easily sized and positioned to accept hiking poles at the ridge tie outs, or any other point for that matter.

    Recommend giving up on adding layers,weight and spending time on the grommet approach....just my 0.02.

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    it's easy to put a clove hitch on a stick & tie it to a GG loop.
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    Wow, lots of grommet haters.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tamboo View Post
    Wow, lots of grommet haters.
    After the wind I've been through on my last couple of trips, I'm really skeptical of using anything on my tarp that might induce a failure point. Not hate, just practicality and paranoia
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    Quote Originally Posted by tamboo View Post
    Wow, lots of grommet haters.
    I just agree with pan on the weight thing.

    Plus you are cutting into the fabric and making a hole. This has to make it weaker. Kind of like how a solid wall is stronger than a wall with a window.


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