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    Anyone else had an issue with LineLoc 3's slipping?

    To start I love the ease and convenience on my LineLoc 3s. I actually have them on my main ridgeline of my tarp as well as the guylines. I didn't have an issue for about a year, but now the lines are starting to slip on the ridgeline. Basically they don't hold tight tension very well. Anyone else have this happen or know a possible solution?

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    What line are you using with them?

    Regardless of line type, if there is slippage through the Lineloc, a solution is to add a half hitch or slipped half hitch after adjusting to the proper tension. That somewhat defeats the purpose of using the hardware to begin with though.

    If you're using line smaller than 2mm, Dutch's tarp worms might be something you'd like. No slipping with those. They can be a little more tricky to operate with cold hands though.

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    I am currently using zing it

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    Quote Originally Posted by PeteinHudson View Post
    I am currently using zing it
    I like something with a little more meat. Zpacks 2mm Z-line works well. So well I use it on my hot tent which is certainly no lightweight tarp.

    For smaller 1-2mm cord, the Lineloc V is a better choice.

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    zing it is not enough during even mild wind, 2mm cord recomended, I very much prefer lawson

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    + 1 for Lawson (and for Z-line ). A year or so ago, Lawson developed and released 2.5mm Glowire/Guywire, which he says is the best fit for the LineLoc 3. That said, IMO it's also pretty heavy cordage for tarp applications, but it's great to have choices in life.

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    I don't feel comfortable with Linelocs on the ridge tie outs, but do use them at the ground corners on my tarps. All three tarps use Zpacks 1.2 Reflective Z-Line. The standard and standard with doors have Lineloc V's sewn in (I removed the Beastie D's and sewed on the linelocs). As mentioned above, I put a slipped half hitch in after tensioning.. helps keep the line up off the ground. The Palace has Lineloc 3 Hooks which normally won't work with 1.2mm line. I put a small notch in the linelocs to better bite on the smaller line. I haven't had any of them slip, but again.. I have the half hitch as backup
    Yes, my pack weighs 70lbs, but it's all light weight gear....
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    Thanks all, I am going to try the Lawson 2.5mm glowire with the my lineloc's. I am also going to order some Dutch Stingers and experiment with that hardware as well. Thanks again..

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    I use their 2mm reflective cord and it is 100% storm and tornado proof on lineloc3 or lineloc light. Dont see reason to go for 2.5mm cord.

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    I don’t use plastic “hardware” on my ridgeline. If I’m going to “lock” on something - it would be a metal (the silver kind, not black plastic) Figure-9, something from Dutchware, or Loop Alien. LineLocs on the guy lines are fine for me and pretty handy. I use to use a tautline hitch but when I first started, I invested a lot in Nite-eze, reflective cord. It has “flakes” embedded in the cordage that grabs a bit so things don’t slide as easily when they are supposed to.
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