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    Opinions please

    I'm on the waiting list for a BlackBird....new hammock deserves a new tarp right?
    What do you all think of this one:

    http://www.mountainlaureldesigns.com...e3cca996a1a874

    It's the Mountain Laurel Design Hex Hammock in spectralite .6
    weight they claim is 6.4oz
    dimensions are close to a McCat Deluxe, 10'7 x 8'

    I like Brian's stuff and have two of his tarps; was probably one of the first to support OES-rightfully so.

    But I'm thirsting for new blood.

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    WOW..6.4oz is uber light!
    I don't know anything about spectalite...buy it and report back!
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    Ill have to do some reading on sprectralight
    www.terrarosagear.com

    Australian made tarps and custom gear.

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    I have several MLD Spectralite (cuben) items and they're all top notch. The MLD Grace solo tarp I have is for ground use, custom sized, and is one of my favorite pieces of gear. Strong, light, with excellent quality and workmanship. I helped in choosing the dimensions for the tarp in question, and for an idea of size it is about halfway between and OES Standard and Deluxe. Ron would probably tweak the size of this tarp if requested.
    I my Warbonnet

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    don't know anything about spectalite...buy it and report back!
    Spectralite MLD's term for cuben fiber. My diy cuben tarp has held up well but I do have to be careful with it. Cuben seems to slice from limbs etc easier than the other materials. Very easy to repair though (tape)

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    OK fired off an e-mail to Ron--fingers crossed

    I've got a Duo-Mid in cuben and am very impressed with the size/weight ratio....only time will tell about durability-but if I got 150 nights (maybe a few more than that) out of a HH lite racer I feel it won't be my mistreating the gear that causes failure (well not intentional mistreating anyway).
    I'll keep updates coming this way.

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    Well, that weight is impressive but I'll stick with my Macat Deluxe in SpinnUL. The tarp, stuff sack, 8ft of lash-it per stake tie, 20ft of 7/64'ths Amsteel for tree ties with figure nines,a four groundhogs in one of Brian's stake bags all weighs under 15 oz. That is the weigh that matters, IE, all of it.

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    another plunge taken

    and talked to Ron today.
    it will be caternary cut ridge and sides
    i like the hangie things he puts on the inside-might be nice in winter
    with a speer hammock underneath
    total length will be 144 inches
    width 104 inches
    tot gestimate of weight 8.5 ounces....

    for a free forum this place is cosing me a fortune

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    Quote Originally Posted by MedicineMan View Post
    and talked to Ron today.
    it will be caternary cut ridge and sides
    i like the hangie things he puts on the inside-might be nice in winter
    with a speer hammock underneath
    total length will be 144 inches
    width 104 inches
    tot gestimate of weight 8.5 ounces....

    for a free forum this place is cosing me a fortune
    Money well spent

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    Wow, that's a lot of tarp for 8.5oz. Do you mind if I ask how much Ron charged you for it?


    Quote Originally Posted by MedicineMan View Post
    and talked to Ron today.
    it will be caternary cut ridge and sides
    i like the hangie things he puts on the inside-might be nice in winter
    with a speer hammock underneath
    total length will be 144 inches
    width 104 inches
    tot gestimate of weight 8.5 ounces....

    for a free forum this place is cosing me a fortune

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