I'm considering getting a WB Cloudburst tarp for my new WBRR.
1) I've already got a **HUGE** Hennessy Hex tarp I've been using with my HH for years. It definitely provides adequate coverage for the WBRR. The problem is that, unless the tarp is pitched MUCH above the WBRR AND the RR is pitched really low to the ground (so that can sit on it without tipping it much), the RR's spreader bars contact the tarp whenever getting in and out.
2) Has anybody had any problems long-term with spreader bar abrasion from bridge hammocks actually damaging tarps? I know that Brandon's done a great job precluding the edges from being particularly sharp. Also, I notice that Paul at Arrowhead has his "Spreader Bar Buckle Bumpers", which to me don't seem like they would add much material value (i.e., seem unnecessary and may not even help much if they are necessary).
3) I also note that Tendertoe developed a Double Pole Mod for a Superfly Tarp. It would be nice if anybody using this could compare this to a Cloudburst. Double Pole Superfly or Cloudburst? I know that the Cloudburst would cost about half as much as a new Superfly plus the mod. But the Superfly would give you the opportunity to **MOSTLY** close the doors for really foul weather.
4) So -- what are RR folks using? Are you happy with the Cloudburst? If you are using the Cloudburst, do you feel it is necessary, or do you feel that other tarps would work fine as well? If you are **NOT** using the Cloudburst, do you wish that you were?
What's your experience and what's your opinion?