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    DD 3x3 setups?

    How does everyone use this tarp?

    I have mine setup on the diamond using a CRL, but my goal is to figure out how to get rid of the loose flopping material at the peak of the tarp.

    Does it do this because it's not cat cut?
    It drives me nuts.

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    Re: DD 3x3 setups?

    I can't really help with the floppyness in a diamond setup, but with my 4x4 I can get it literally drum tight in a hex with doors setup with ease.

    Is there a reason you setup your tarp as a diamond? There should be enough clearance at each side of the hammock to set it up as a rectangle or hex?

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    Re: DD 3x3 setups?

    The bigger the better in my eyes.

    Florida has sideways rain. Lol

    Plus with only one tie out on each side it's faster.

    Wondering now if I can hex mine though hmmmmm
    Last edited by Sparkfly88; 06-01-2013 at 14:06.

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    Re: DD 3x3 setups?

    I'm new to this but I so far have opted a symmetrical square hang over a ridgeline. With the mid sheet attachment points perpendicular to the ridge allowing additional guys to pull the sides out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sparkfly88 View Post
    The bigger the better in my eyes.

    Florida has sideways rain. Lol

    Plus with only one tie out on each side it's faster.

    Wondering now if I can hex mine though hmmmmm
    i love dd hammocks,i have 5 of them,but i hate their tarps
    this here is what i use.neo

    i use the big daddy 12 ft ridge line tarp

    http://wildernesslogics.com/BIG-DADDY-Big-Daddy.htm
    the matrix has you

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    Re: DD 3x3 setups?

    If I was to spend 100$ or more on a tarp.... It would be the superfly.

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    Re: DD 3x3 setups?

    Cat cuts may help, but you are pulling on longer sides compared to a hex pitch. That probably has something to do with it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sparkfly88 View Post
    How does everyone use this tarp?

    I have mine setup on the diamond using a CRL, but my goal is to figure out how to get rid of the loose flopping material at the peak of the tarp.

    Does it do this because it's not cat cut?
    It drives me nuts.
    I use mine as shade sail or a A - frame fly. The tension on my ridgeline is very low so that the tarp can pull through two prusik knots on the line. The shockcord of the bug net is tensioning the slack line underneath. It works well also in rain and some wind.

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    Quote Originally Posted by craige View Post
    I can't really help with the floppyness in a diamond setup, but with my 4x4 I can get it literally drum tight in a hex with doors setup with ease.

    Is there a reason you setup your tarp as a diamond? There should be enough clearance at each side of the hammock to set it up as a rectangle or hex?
    Would like to see some pics of this if you have,

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    Sorry, I don't have any pics of it, and I use my diy tarp these days. It does look just like a slightly larger version of a tarp with doors with slightly shorter doors.

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