Self-Tensioning Lines: Jacks vs. DIY?
I just got rid of my jrb tensioners. I found them cool & effective but far heavier than necessary. I don't recall the weight of jbr's but my poor choices in tensioners & heavy shock cord (along with Dutch's continuous ridgeline & flies) added almost half a pound of weight to my tarp setup! I was going to make the shock cord version but am going cuben and don't need a tensioner at all. Just throwing that out there in case you hadn't considered the weight difference. Otherwise, they're an awesome product.