These things are amazing.. I can't stop messing around with them. They have so many uses and I have their other tarp ties, but was always afraid it would poke the tarp. These things are so versatle I can't say enough about them.
Anyone have a source for 1/8" stretch cordage.. I can only find 1000' rolls..
-Anything strong enough to break the tensioner could also rip the tarp (whether it be wind, a person, a critter, etc.). I prefer to make sure that my tarp line is the "weak link" so that the line breaks before the tarp. I can replace a tie-out line in the field easier than fixing a tear in the tarp. I worry about the shock load that would be put on the tarp if the elastic broke and got things moving quickly, then the line got taught and brought it all to a halt in a hurry. Might rip the tarp, might pull up the stake and shoot it at the tarp... who knows.
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I was thinking of just using ball bungees at the tarp with figure 9 carabiners attached to line that goes to the stake.
Maybe those little ball bungees will prove unsuitable, or maybe people wouldn't find them lite enough. For my part, I plan on doing some bike touring/hammock camping, and extra bungees always come in handy on the bike, so they could pull double duty.
I was more so thinking along the lines of a tarp swinging wildly in the wind catching on any limb above or near it and the catastrophe that would ensue not to mention the down/synthetic soaking rains coming down on you while your tarp is flinging about.
I do wonder how much force would build up if the tensioner would break considering the 2-3 inch difference between the shockcord and the line.
I also wonder how often I'll see winds that are going to be strong enough to actually do this.
HYOH as always.
The person comment above does scare the heck outta me though. A much more real danger to me at least (I'm clumsy as heck).
Those are pretty slick, never seen that video before. Where are thay being sold?