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post #16 of (permalink) Old 10-22-2016, 05:22 PM
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Wow ! STILL aggressive and rude, eh ? (I haven't heard from you for years in this forum; and you're true to form as usual) I NEVER READ YOUR POST. Don't tell me to re-read it. I don't care what YOU think; I was posting in response to the original thread creator. Get over yourself. That's it; I will NOT respond to any of your further posts. Geeze, get a life
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Wow ! STILL aggressive and rude, eh ? (I haven't heard from you for years in this forum; and you're true to form as usual) I NEVER READ YOUR POST. Don't tell me to re-read it. I don't care what YOU think; I was posting in response to the original thread creator. Get over yourself. That's it; I will NOT respond to any of your further posts. Geeze, get a life
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I wasn't being rude. I asked you to re-read my post because I made the distinction between 0.51 and 0.74 oz per square yard cuben and thought you may have missed it; you have the 0.74 oz stuff which is measurably stronger. It isn't the fabric that tears first - usually it is where the tie outs are. I was explaining that for most people, cuben is overpriced. I have cuben gear for some applications. I like it for some applications. I really dislike it for others.


Sorry you took offence. I certainly didn't mean it that way. Apologies.
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Okay, my apologies back One reason I chose Mountain Laurel Designs is their philosophy for grommets.
They simply will not attach grommets directly to the Cuben fabric. I have attached a picture of their tie-out. The reinforcing and the stitching are first-rate. If one is careful, and does not over-stress the tarp when tying it out, these will last a very long time. Also appreciate that it does not "wet out" or stretch when wet.
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Yeah - I love Ron's stuff. I should have the SoloMid XL any day yet and use his Superlight Bivy often. If I was going to buy Cuben, MLD would be the only place I would go. No question.


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Yep. My first foray into Cuben fabric was a tarp made by Lawson Kline of Mountainfitter. (Back when he did custom work). The Cuben was way thicker and heavier than the stuff MLD uses now, but the grommets were crimped onto the reinforced corners ! Definitely NOT the way to go ! But, over 4 years, that tarp never let me down. On my last trip to Poboktan Creek, it sheltered us from near constant rain (and snow). Still good enough, so my step-son took it off my hands, so I could get my new MLD tarp !

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Thanks for the replies guys. I was just looking at the MLD website and am a little confused by the dimensions. This is probably something stupid that I'm missing. Most tarps that I see are rectangular and have a width x length measurement. This has front x rear x ridge length. Am I wrong to assume it's a rectangle tarp or is the front wider than the rear? Thanks.
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Wider in the front with a catenary cut ridge line and sides. The ridge line is also longer than the sides at the wider end to provide more protection.
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