Results 1 to 8 of 8
  1. #1
    pinballwizard's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2013
    Location
    Yardley, Pa
    Hammock
    keeps me happy
    Tarp
    keeps me dry
    Insulation
    keeps me warm
    Suspension
    keeps me up
    Posts
    245

    Is it common to use a different ridgeline for a tarp if you have a HH

    I just got 2 HH, a hyperlight and an expedition, and so far I have been using the system the way Hennessy recommends (or at least I think I am). My previous system was the typical a la carte, with the tarp on it's own line. While it is easier to simply pull everything out of the snakeskins all together and just stake down the tarp as well as the hammock pullouts, I feel uneasy about the tarp with regards to stress and a tight pitch. I watched Derek's vid on getting a tight pitch by using a 30 degree angle, but I just don't feel confident in this system yet. I am still adjusting to the whole new setup, and I do miss my whoopies that have now been replaced with the spectra cord knotted to a carabiniere on the straps.

    So, I am wondering what other HH users do as far as the tarp because I have already ripped one tieout on an end of one of the tarps due to too much strain placed on it. That was the first day, so I think I am improving, but I don't want my learning curve to be at the cost of my gear.

    (on a side note, is it easy to fix a ripped tie-out)
    “All grown-ups were once children... but only few of them remember it.”

  2. #2
    SilvrSurfr's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Location
    Jersey Shore, NJ
    Hammock
    BIAS Hiker Lite
    Tarp
    HG Winter Palace
    Insulation
    HG!
    Suspension
    Whoopie/Dutchbling
    Posts
    5,033
    Images
    1
    Never liked the sag of attaching the tarp to the hammock ridgeline, and Derek's solution (shock cord) isn't much better. I went to a separate ridgeline.
    Propaganda is a time-honored, socially-acceptable method of sharing your religion with the world, and we Pastafarians are happy to be part of this noble tradition.

  3. #3

    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Location
    Vancouver Island, British Columbia
    Hammock
    HH ULBA
    Tarp
    HH Hex or std tarp
    Insulation
    HHSS
    Suspension
    Single ring
    Posts
    25
    I run both style of tarp (Hex and smaller summer tarp) on a separate ridgeline. It allows me more adjustment, and allows me to have the hammock done up in a snakeskin and still hide from rain under the tarp.

  4. #4
    Senior Member SLCpod's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2012
    Location
    SLC, Utah/Pleasant Hill, CA
    Hammock
    Hennessy EXP
    Tarp
    Hennessy
    Suspension
    Whoopie
    Posts
    107
    I don't think there is a way get a perfectly tight tarp if it is on the ridgeline. It does help however to have some shock cord on the tie outs (self-tensioning tie outs) to get the tarp tight but not so tight as to rip anything.

  5. #5
    Alpine Dad's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2012
    Location
    Quebec, Canada
    Hammock
    WB BB 1.7DL
    Tarp
    Superfly
    Insulation
    HG Incubator 0°
    Posts
    103
    I use a separate ridge line for my hex tarp. That way it can go up and down separately which is important in the rain. And wet, the tarp is stored in an outside backpack pocket.

    I use two Dutch Stingerz and 12' of Zing-it instead of a CRL on my HH Hex Tarp.

    Cheers

  6. #6

    Join Date
    Aug 2012
    Location
    Potomac Falls, VA
    Hammock
    HH Expedition & HH Explorer Dlx
    Tarp
    Noah 12, BCUSA 10
    Insulation
    JRB Nest, Old Rag
    Suspension
    Stock HH w/rings
    Posts
    848
    If I am using the HH stock tarp, I used the HH method for setting up the tarp. Most of the time I used a BCUSA 10x10 tarp on it's own ridge line. So for me the answer is both

  7. #7
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Location
    Florence, SC
    Hammock
    Hennessy Exped Asym
    Tarp
    Hennessy hex fly
    Insulation
    Hammock Gear TQ/UQ
    Suspension
    Wingardium Leviosa
    Posts
    332
    I prefer a separate ridge line with the hex tarp, but the regular method with the small tarp.
    For more info, read:

    My personal blog

  8. #8
    pinballwizard's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2013
    Location
    Yardley, Pa
    Hammock
    keeps me happy
    Tarp
    keeps me dry
    Insulation
    keeps me warm
    Suspension
    keeps me up
    Posts
    245
    Thank you everyone for the feedback. I thought the same, but I didn't want to modify a system if the original design was better to begin with. I will prob always use a separate line from now on, though I do like the last answer of separate for hex, same for small tarp, bc I will prob only use the smaller tarp in perfect conditions anyway.

    As far as ripping the tieout at the seam, does anyone have experience with this? Ideas on best ways to fix this effectively are most appreciated.
    “All grown-ups were once children... but only few of them remember it.”

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •