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    Here is my 2 cents worth. I just did 6 days in SW VA on the AT. I have one of Brian's new SpinnUL tarps, 11'x10'. Monday night last week the winds must have gotten to around 40 to 50 mph during the night and heavy thunderstorms.
    I tie off with 550 cord for my ridgeline to the straps and use the JRB tensioner lines for guy lines, tied to MSR groundhogs stakes. Nothing moved all night. Only problem was I had to abandon the hammock and move into the shelter for safety from falling limbs and trees. Hammock and tarp were just like I left them the night before.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rockdawg69 View Post
    Here is my 2 cents worth. I just did 6 days in SW VA on the AT. I have one of Brian's new SpinnUL tarps, 11'x10'. Monday night last week the winds must have gotten to around 40 to 50 mph during the night and heavy thunderstorms.
    I tie off with 550 cord for my ridgeline to the straps and use the JRB tensioner lines for guy lines, tied to MSR groundhogs stakes. Nothing moved all night. Only problem was I had to abandon the hammock and move into the shelter for safety from falling limbs and trees. Hammock and tarp were just like I left them the night before.
    I was under the impression from most here that you do not need the self-tensioning lines on the SPinnUL tarps as they do not have the stretch of Silnylon.
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    If you use Figure 9's I would back them up with a slippery half-hitch once it's all set. I have had them give in high winds and once the side of the tarp goes spinniker things go downhill quickly. I have not had one give with a half-hitch backing it up yet.

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    Same here, I always back up my ridgeline 9's with a half hitch. I've had mine come loose before when not doing this.

    Quote Originally Posted by photomankc View Post
    If you use Figure 9's I would back them up with a slippery half-hitch once it's all set. I have had them give in high winds and once the side of the tarp goes spinniker things go downhill quickly. I have not had one give with a half-hitch backing it up yet.

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