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    Quote Originally Posted by KenDen View Post
    I thought that Zing and Lash were pretty much the same stuff other than color. Is the LashIT "pre stretched" ? Do they rub color off like the Amsteel does?
    They are the same, just a different color. I dont know why the braid is done at different tensions on each line...

    I do not believe the Lash It is pre stretched. I do know the Dynaglide is.

    The Zing It rubs off a bit.. The Lash It does to an extent.. but not like any of the other colors.
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    So I picked up some dynaglide today (200' for $28 locally!).
    Anyone have a favorite DIY tool? I tried it with a large-ish needle. Couldn't thread it completely through the eye, but got enough in I was able to get it down the middle of the line and out. Is that pretty much it? Just pick a point, thread it in, and then come back out. Nothing more complicated than that?

    My main question is the minimum recommended length of bury for the whoopie (adjustable) splice, and a plain end loop (eye?). I believe the dynaglide is 2mm.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chingyul View Post
    So I picked up some dynaglide today (200' for $28 locally!).
    Anyone have a favorite DIY tool? I tried it with a large-ish needle. Couldn't thread it completely through the eye, but got enough in I was able to get it down the middle of the line and out. Is that pretty much it? Just pick a point, thread it in, and then come back out. Nothing more complicated than that?

    My main question is the minimum recommended length of bury for the whoopie (adjustable) splice, and a plain end loop (eye?). I believe the dynaglide is 2mm.
    Thats pretty much it.

    I use a 6" bury on the fixed eye and a 9" bury on the adjustable eye. Those are starting measurements and they will be slightly less when finished.
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    use a smaller splicing needle. I ave a tiny one just for this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by opie View Post
    Thats pretty much it.

    I use a 6" bury on the fixed eye and a 9" bury on the adjustable eye. Those are starting measurements and they will be slightly less when finished.
    I only used 3-4inch buries for my continuous loop prussics on my tarp ridgeline. I felt like that was enough for this application, the forces were not high enough. Now for a suspension for a hammock, i will use 7-8.

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    I used 24 guage wire for a splicing tool in 7/64 aamsteel and 26 guage wire for 1.75 Zing-it. Bend the wire in half send it through open up an eye, slide the cord in, clamp down the wire and start pulling it through. Works really well for me and wire is cheap to buy at the craft store.
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    So for someone who has never spliced anything before is there a video anywhere to show how its done?
    Thanks

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