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    Shock Chord Thickness Question

    Iím looking to switch my set-up for my tarp.

    pIím going to ditch the in-line shock-chord tarp tensioners on my guy lines for adding loops of shock chords to each corner. My plan is to keep my guy-lines attached to the stakes.

    Im going to have hardware on each of the shock-chord loops permanently.

    What would be the recommended thickness for the shock chord, knowing that a loop essentially doubles-up the resistance?

    Anyone have a similar set up?

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    1/8?
    When ordering from our cottage vendors, ask them what they recommend for the job.
    I donít use shock cord on my tarp lines.

    Good luck, someone who uses shock cord on their tarp lines can give a better answer

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    dutch told me 1/8” for the loops on guy outs. that’s specifically with me using the Ringworms.

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    I use 1/8" loops about 8" in diameter. Double fisherman's knot to make the loops is a good idea (but some of my side tieouts are single).

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    Thanks for the recommendations! 1/8 it is.

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