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    Senior Member ahhhgladius's Avatar
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    see-through, ultralight tarps. cheap too!

    http://www.gardner-outdoor-lightweig...kingPoles.html

    enough said. let the drool flow forth.

    hammocking sizes are 10 x 9, and 14 x 9. $90, $110 respectively

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    see-through, ultralight tarps. cheap too!

    My only experience with polycro is with the ground sheets the MLD sells. They are just one step above plastic garbage bags in strength. Not what I would use as a tarp. It was originally developed for window film, where strength wasn't needed. But, the stuff is indeed light weight.

    Now, these folks may be making this in some very thick variant to overcome the strength issue, but buyer beware.

    I will have to research these poles when I get time. The lightest poles that I know of come from Gossamer Gear.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MAD777 View Post
    My only experience with polycro is with the ground sheets the MLD sells. They are just one step above plastic garbage bags in strength. Not what I would use as a tarp. It was originally developed for window film, where strength wasn't needed. But, the stuff is indeed light weight.

    Now, these folks may be making this in some very thick variant to overcome the strength issue, but buyer beware.

    I will have to research these poles when I get time. The lightest poles that I know of come from Gossamer Gear.
    Chad (Sticks) talk about these items on his blog.

    The jury is still out on the durability of the polycro.
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    I'm helping plan the Swedish Snow Bunny Hammock Hang outside of Stockholm this Summer. I'm in charge of tarps. Where can I get this ploycro donated somehow. I will have many pics.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Willjack1967 View Post
    I'm helping plan the Swedish Snow Bunny Hammock Hang outside of Stockholm this Summer. I'm in charge of tarps. Where can I get this ploycro donated somehow. I will have many pics.
    Is this a group hang?

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    The problem with carbon fiber poles is that its strength runs longitudinally, up and down. Which is great for the stresses when pressing straight down on the poles. However, when you are climbing up an incline or descending a decline, you are using your poles as levers to pull or push your way on the trail. That is when pure carbon fiber poles tend to fail. Now you can train yourself not to use the poles to pull or push yourself, but then you have to ask yourself, why are you carrying those poles in the first place?

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    Seeing the pics just screams, GREENHOUSE. Bet it would be hot in the summer, with no shade.......RR
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    Quote Originally Posted by Roadrunnr72 View Post
    Seeing the pics just screams, GREENHOUSE. Bet it would be hot in the summer, with no shade.......RR
    Reread what you wrote and think of possible winter uses!

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    what about a polycro sandwich?

    The cons to me seem to be durability, and for me personally, the transparency.

    The pros is lightweight, cost if you diy.

    I wonder if you could get two really thin sheets of this stuff and then insert some other opaque material in between? The weight might be a problem at that point...any thoughts?

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    Personally I wouldn't go for. Not just do to durablity, but I also would prefer my tarp to not be transparent so that I have some kind of privacy. If it's a nice clear night, I can just throw my tarp over it's ridgeline to stare at the stars...no need for transparency.

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