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    Tarp Ridge angle CRL vs end tie outs/ridge under.

    I'm struggling to articulate my actual question, so apologies in advance.

    I was looking at a recent picture of my set up, which uses a Dutch CRL, and there was a considerable curve to the top of the tarp. That was the first time I had set up the Edge and I noticed there was far less room under the tarp compared to previously having the ridge under.

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    The main thing I was picking up on, it was difficult to hang my hammock high enough, with the SRL hitting the bottom of the tarp.

    So with that being said: Is there a way to remove that cat curve with the ridge on top? Are the prussic knots not pulled tight enough? (I thought they were spread as tight as I could get them)

    I think I still prefer the ridge over. Is this one of those "problems" that is as simple as just hanging the tarp higher? I had switched from a Noah 12 to the Edge so the difference may have had something to do with the perceived smallness also.

    Any thoughts are welcomed and appreciated.
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    Grab some spare cordage and try the tarp with two separate tie outs. If you can get a nice straight ridgeline, then the CRL (not enough tension/distance between the prussiks) is probably the issue. I have the Superfly, and I get a tight, straight ridgeline that really opens up the interior.

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    What ridge method are you using on the Super?
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    Two separate tie-outs. Zing-It and Flyz, with the Flyz connected directly to tarp with the Superfly's original split rings.

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    One more thing. The big curve in the tarp of the tarp is a function of the balance between ridgeline tension and guy-line tension. Even with my separate ridgeline tie outs, I can get the same effect as in your picture by cranking my guylines down way more than I cranked down my ridgeline.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ufdigga View Post
    One more thing. The big curve in the tarp of the tarp is a function of the balance between ridgeline tension and guy-line tension. Even with my separate ridgeline tie outs, I can get the same effect as in your picture by cranking my guylines down way more than I cranked down my ridgeline.
    I had a sneaking suspicion of that as well. That particular night we were expecting ( and got) high winds and blowing rain. I guess I was anchoring in hard core haha. I may try going lighter on the tie out and hanging the tarp a bit higher.
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