I wouldnt classify the samson utility lines as no tangle. Especially once the line gets broken in. I mean, it does OK... easy to untangle if you dont pull any unintended knots tight... But its so small if you do pull an unintended knot tight, youll need a needle, pick, awl to get it undone. Either that or small fingers.
I figure 8 wrap all my loose lines before stowage.
I haven't had a chance to "break in" any ZingIt, as yet. Thanks for that info. Good points.
I like KevinDee's & HanginFro's thoughts.
Here's a variation I'm going to try out:
I put a fixed eye at the stake end. A slippery half hitch in the running end, positioned next to the prusik, can serve as a stopper if necessary.
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Ounces to Grams.
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There's only one line there (the pink one), and the loop for the prusik is already part of the tensioner. All I'm doing is substituting a prusik in that loop for the becket hitch I would normally use to join the line to the tensioner. I like keeping the line and tensioner as separate, independently replaceable components. Call it a personal quirk.
P.S. The effort in making the prusik is amortized over all the later deployments. No need to take it apart every time. In effect, you're making a one-piece STL that's also adjustable from under the tarp. If that's what one wants.
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