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    file:///C:/Users/Bob/Pictures/extention2.jpg
    file:///C:/Users/Bob/Pictures/2009-03-23/extention1.jpg

    There is some discussion on the tarp extenders in the "Tensa Outdoor and the Commercial Tensahedron Stand" thread in the last few pages.
    If I've remembered how to post photos, here's a couple of my set-up.

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    @villagelock, thanks! I see what you did with the orange line on the tarp extension, I'll try it that way.
    Looks like the biggest trick is making sure that there is a little space at the top where the poles cross. Hopefully, I'm not setting up in the rain tonight and get a little time to mess with it.

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    Here are the pictured instructions.......https://www.tensaoutdoor.com/wp-cont...ension-1.2.pdf
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shug View Post
    Here are the pictured instructions.......https://www.tensaoutdoor.com/wp-cont...ension-1.2.pdf
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    @Shug, Written instructions, what is that?? Hahahahaha! Thanks, for the feedback, though.
    I had a little more luck; as I said, I am still figuring out the whole Tensa4 system - maybe I just need more time
    Got the tarp to stay up, still can't figure out keeping the ridgeline tensioned correctly. It seems like if I make it "too tight" it will be shorter than the hammock ridgeline (seems dangerous).
    Going out again in 2 weeks. I'll be taking a winter tarp so maybe I'll have better results, or I'll find a list of new challenges.
    Thanks for the help.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CLSR--000 View Post
    The tarp extensions do require a bit of dialing in but overall to get the tarp up a little higher or hang a longer tarp I like them. Definitely sturdy. I was set up at a scout camp out and the second night we had a big storm with heavy winds. Everything held up just fine. I see no reason a tarp couldn't be hung in a snake skin and not deployed. With a bit of creativity you could create ur own but kind of nice to have theirs already made up.
    I’ll second the dialing in part. But after some fiddlin’ the tarp extensions work fine.

    Shug must have an 11’ tarp. My 12’ tarp uses no ridge line with the Tensa extensions. The pin on the extensions goes straight through the tarp ridgeline loops.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hang-anon View Post
    I’ll second the dialing in part. But after some fiddlin’ the tarp extensions work fine.

    Shug must have an 11’ tarp. My 12’ tarp uses no ridge line with the Tensa extensions. The pin on the extensions goes straight through the tarp ridgeline loops.
    I'm also using a 12 ft tarp and realized I don't need any additional ridgeline, but the tarp still was a bit "saggy". However, every time I set it up it gets a little better.
    I just got my Dutchware 12 ft winter tarp. I can't wait to set it up and see how the ridgeline tensioners and the double pole mods work with the stand and tarp extensions.

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    +1 on using no tarp ridgeline for a 12' tarp. Just connect the extensions right to the tarp d-rings or whatever attachment point you have.
    Last edited by Crazytown3; 11-04-2020 at 09:45.

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    Though I made my own tarp extensions I suffered similar frustrations as others here in getting them dialed in.

    I use an 11' hammock and 11' tarp.

    For me, one thing made the extensions setup more easily repeatable and easier to adjust - hanging a counterweight off the head end of my Tensa4.

    For initial setup of the extensions, I put my hammock up first with the counterweight in place. The counterweight keeps the hammock ridgeline taut darn close to how it will be when I'm in the hammock.

    Then, I adjust my tarp accordingly.

    I attach the tarp ridgeline rings to the extensions directly. Then, I adjust ridgeline tension and centering of the tarp by changing the angle and/or height of the extensions.

    Without the counterweight I found myself guessing - poorly - on the tarp ridgeline tension. It drove me bonkers.

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