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    Quote:
    Originally Posted by DGrav
    How do you like the figure 9's? I picked up two pairs last fall while I was in Flaggstaff. I had never heard of them before but I thought they would work well for the tarp. Then I totally forgot I bought them until I saw them in a recent issue of Backpacker. I am not too sure if they will work with the Aircore rope I use. I hope to try them out soon.
    I borrowed some from blackbishop, but haven't had a very good chance to use them except in the yard (where they worked just fine). Then I saw the picture in the gallery of how he used them and realized I hadn't used them correctly, so on my next trip I'll really get a better feel for them. I like the concept.
    I used some the other night and they worked really well to tension the tarp and was just so easy to set up. Put the line behind the tree, take up the slack, tension and tighten.

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    It seems to me that you cant go wrong with a HH hammock and JRB quilts!

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    [QUOTE=DGrav;10631]
    Quote Originally Posted by NCPatrick View Post
    My present setup:
    with Niteize figure 9 rope tighteners on the tarp ridgeline tie-outs (trying them out).
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    How do you like the figure 9's? I picked up two pairs last fall while I was in Flaggstaff. I had never heard of them before but I thought they would work well for the tarp. Then I totally forgot I bought them until I saw them in a recent issue of Backpacker. I am not too sure if they will work with the Aircore rope I use. I hope to try them out soon.
    i like the double ring buckle for the hammock support so much, i'm thinking i will find an even smaller, lighter set of rings for the tarp.
    but then i would have to involve webbing some how
    don`t leave the CREATOR out of the creation!

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    Senior Member FanaticFringer's Avatar
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    [QUOTE=slowhike;10665]
    Quote Originally Posted by DGrav View Post

    i like the double ring buckle for the hammock support so much, i'm thinking i will find an even smaller, lighter set of rings for the tarp.
    but then i would have to involve webbing some how
    I've thought of that myself but realized the figure 9 tighteners already improve on how it used to be.
    "Every day above ground is a good day"

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    [QUOTE=FanaticFringer;10666]
    Quote Originally Posted by slowhike View Post

    I've thought of that myself but realized the figure 9 tighteners already improve on how it used to be.
    i guess i need to take another look at the fig 9. maybe blackbishop will let me check his out again
    don`t leave the CREATOR out of the creation!

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    Senior Member NCPatrick's Avatar
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    [quote=slowhike;10668]
    Quote Originally Posted by FanaticFringer View Post

    i guess i need to take another look at the fig 9. maybe blackbishop will let me check his out again
    Maybe after I finish borrowing them.

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    [QUOTE=NCPatrick;10671]
    Quote Originally Posted by slowhike View Post

    Maybe after I finish borrowing them.
    i could see them at hot springs maybe???
    don`t leave the CREATOR out of the creation!

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    Senior Member NCPatrick's Avatar
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    Sure thing!

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    [QUOTE=slowhike;10673]
    Quote Originally Posted by NCPatrick View Post

    i could see them at hot springs maybe???
    You could always just buy a set, Tim...they were around $13 shipped, and if you don't like them I'll take them off your hands!
    "Physics is the only true science. All else is stamp collecting." - J. J. Thompson

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    [QUOTE=blackbishop351;10694]
    Quote Originally Posted by slowhike View Post

    You could always just buy a set, Tim...they were around $13 shipped, and if you don't like them I'll take them off your hands!
    yep... i'll go ahead & just get a set.
    don`t leave the CREATOR out of the creation!

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