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ke wu
(asidesign) - F

Locale: Block seven
the tarp,my twin tower on 07/13/2007 12:32:52 MDT Print View

show some pictures of my new breathable tarp(dual flight tarp).
shape 1:twin tower

twin 1

twin 2

twin 3

some inner and outer details

outer1

outer 2

inner 1

inner 2

Edited by asidesign on 07/13/2007 12:51:01 MDT.

ke wu
(asidesign) - F

Locale: Block seven
the tarp,my twin tower on 07/13/2007 13:02:21 MDT Print View

shape 2:twin tower opens wide

open 1

open 2

Edited by asidesign on 07/13/2007 13:05:04 MDT.

ke wu
(asidesign) - F

Locale: Block seven
the tarp,my twin tower on 07/14/2007 02:02:52 MDT Print View

twin tower in rain...

in rain 1

in rain 2

in rain 3

in rain  4

John S.
(jshann) - F
Re: the tarp,my twin tower on 07/14/2007 07:46:53 MDT Print View

Hi. What is the weight of your shelter? Nice work.

Miguel Arboleda
(butuki) - MLife

Locale: Kanto Plain, Japan
Re: the tarp,my twin tower on 07/14/2007 09:31:20 MDT Print View

That is a rectangular tarp, isn't it? You mentioned that it is breathable... is that Epic Malibu? And I seem to have seen a label on one of the pictures, may I ask what company makes this tarp? Nice work.

One observation... those poles crossed inside like that seem to make getting in and out awfully awkward. Why not put the poles on the outside and secure the "twin" peaks with a cord around a small superball inside the tarp and run that over the trekking pole? (like Colin Fletcher's Visklamp idea). The outcome would look sort of like MSR's Missing Link. Just a thought.

ke wu
(asidesign) - F

Locale: Block seven
Re: Re: the tarp,my twin tower on 07/14/2007 09:47:38 MDT Print View

Hi~John,
the total weight of my tarp is 250 g.

ke wu
(asidesign) - F

Locale: Block seven
Re: Re: the tarp,my twin tower on 07/14/2007 11:02:05 MDT Print View

Hi~Miguel,

The actual shape is like this, not a simple rectangle. You may use this shape to build the different spaces without wasting materials.(prototype design,name is Dual Flight)

shuangfei 1

here shows another shape of this shelter~

bingmian1

This new material is better than epic in aspect of Moisture-penetrability. Therefore, it is extremely appropriate in winter use. I used frequently to cook in the shelter but nearly do not have the water vapor to congeal.

xiaowutai2

That lable is my own,you may see it in some of my works.

What you observed is absolutely right, like this?

ball

Edited by asidesign on 07/14/2007 11:16:11 MDT.

george carr
(hammer-one) - F

Locale: Walking With The Son
Re: Re: Re: the tarp,my twin tower on 07/14/2007 12:48:19 MDT Print View

Very nice shelter! Are you planning on distributing this item commercially? If so, I'd be interested in US distribution. Contact me at carrg06@verizon.net if interested.

ke wu
(asidesign) - F

Locale: Block seven
Re: Re: Re: Re: the tarp,my twin tower on 07/15/2007 13:18:18 MDT Print View

Hiļ½žGeorge,
I will contact you later by mail and let you know something new.Good luck!

ke wu
(asidesign) - F

Locale: Block seven
some new pictures... on 07/15/2007 13:22:41 MDT Print View

bingmian2

bingmian4

bingmian3

Miguel Arboleda
(butuki) - MLife

Locale: Kanto Plain, Japan
Re: some new pictures... on 07/15/2007 17:23:54 MDT Print View

I really like this design. Please give more information. Is the shelter available for purchase, some time soon? What is the material you are referring to? What are the dimensions? I think a lot of people here would be interested in this information.

Jon Rhoderick
(hotrhoddudeguy) - F - M

Locale: New England
Awesome idea on 07/16/2007 00:22:30 MDT Print View

I saw this yesterday and I thought it was clever but sort of never really examined it, and now with those pictures of the lean-to configuration, I'm HOOKED. I can not think of another set-up that allows what looks like the storm resistance comparable to stuff like the Alphamid, AND have the ventilation that a lean-to provides and still be under 10 ounces. Dude that is pretty cool. I seem to smell the hint of a future purchase for me. If you decide to sell some, please also send me an email at jrhoderick@taboracademy.org . I noticed that bivy hiding in the corner, what could you tell us about that? Also, would you be interested in selling the fabric, because it would be almost impossible to find something like that online, and companies wouldn't want to give them out...

I don't think I've seen anything as eye catching as this on BPL since I've become a member. nice

Edited by hotrhoddudeguy on 07/16/2007 00:25:23 MDT.

Joshua Mitchell
(jdmitch) - F

Locale: Kansas
Shape 2 = Extrememly Interesting on 07/16/2007 11:53:58 MDT Print View

Ke Wu,

I presume that the reason you've gone with a not-quite rectangular shape is that it allows you to get the different configurations nice and tight? Where / how did you come up with the odd-shape?

ke wu
(asidesign) - F

Locale: Block seven
More information on 07/16/2007 12:13:00 MDT Print View

Hi~Miguel,

Here is more information you requested:
There are not many available at this time,but the formal edition would come very soon.
Material is 20D*20D superhigh density ripstop fibric.
Dimensions are approx 280*240CM(irregular shape)
Special design:One half waterproof,One half breathable.Please note the following photos.

waterproof! as a ground Cloth

waterproof

the minute difference between two parts!

minute difference

Edited by asidesign on 07/16/2007 13:21:49 MDT.

ke wu
(asidesign) - F

Locale: Block seven
Re: Shape 2 = Extrememly Interesting on 07/16/2007 13:03:36 MDT Print View

Hi~Joshua,
when I use my rectangular tarp, I always meet some problems just like existing unnecessary part that I do not need.
The only means: Prunes the unnecessary part!

ke wu
(asidesign) - F

Locale: Block seven
Re: Awesome idea on 07/16/2007 14:07:30 MDT Print View

Hi~Jonathan,

I usualy use this shelter in strong wind if I need safety. It is easy to setup when weather turns bad. I suggest that anyone practise before using it.
I would send you an email to discuss purchase and other things
Here is my bivy...
Enhanced waterproof bottom, breathable top, and a full side zipper for easier access and better ventilation.


601

605

610

inrain1

637

684

Edited by asidesign on 07/16/2007 14:53:49 MDT.

Jon Rhoderick
(hotrhoddudeguy) - F - M

Locale: New England
purchasing on 07/16/2007 19:46:43 MDT Print View

I've noticed that you don't have a PM, but I'm considering asking my mom for this as a birthday present which is on September 4th ; ) So please give me an email at jrhoderick@taboracademy.org

ke wu
(asidesign) - F

Locale: Block seven
Re: purchasing on 07/17/2007 12:11:47 MDT Print View

Hi~ Jonathan,
my email:wuke19@sina.com

ke wu
(asidesign) - F

Locale: Block seven
Dual Flight vs Taptent... on 09/24/2007 13:15:23 MDT Print View

0852

How to setup Dual Flight?
George shows you one method(Video):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PQidKdnPaQM