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    Quote Originally Posted by blackbishop351 View Post
    From what little I've seen personally, I think the Hennessy hex tarp is probably adequate coverage. It just doesn't pitch very tightly.
    i've been w/ people using the hennessy hex several times & i thought it stretched nice & taught.
    maybe you just got a bad impression of the ones you saw at hot springs last year because of the way they were set up & weren't re-tightened after it rained.
    i'd be curious to hear what other hex users have to say.
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    Quote Originally Posted by slowhike View Post
    i've been w/ people using the hennessy hex several times & i thought it stretched nice & taught.
    maybe you just got a bad impression of the ones you saw at hot springs last year because of the way they were set up & weren't re-tightened after it rained.
    i'd be curious to hear what other hex users have to say.
    That very well might be...but I've seen other large, straight-edged tarps have the same tightness issues, too. I just don't think a large tarp can get completely tight without taking advantage of some strategic geometry or LOTS of tie-outs. But then again I'm biased
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    Quote Originally Posted by blackbishop351 View Post
    That very well might be...but I've seen other large, straight-edged tarps have the same tightness issues, too. I just don't think a large tarp can get completely tight without taking advantage of some strategic geometry or LOTS of tie-outs. But then again I'm biased
    well... you can't play the drums on it like you can w/ the black cat tarp
    but it's still a pretty nice looking tarp when properly pitched.
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    Quote Originally Posted by slowhike View Post
    well... you can't play the drums on it like you can w/ the black cat tarp
    but it's still a pretty nice looking tarp when properly pitched.
    Yea I sound like Neil Pert with my BlackCat.
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    It's just that a nice taut pitch is so easy with a cat tarp. Getting a wrinkle-free pitch with a straight-edged tarp is pretty time-consuming unless you have a perfect site.
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