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    Thank you so much for your detailed information!

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    This may be premature but I have been making Opie style no knot self tensioning guy lines for my tarps but have modified it even more. Using slimmer tubing and no stopper knots or any knots of any kind I have come up with my own take on the self tension lines. I also make a short self tensioning unit that can easily be attached to anyones existing lines. The tensioning units right now are 2 sizes. 10 inch long unit stretches to 15 inches and only weighs 2 grams. The longer unit stretches from 15 out to 24 inches and weighs 4 grams. I can make full length guy lines with the tensioners as well. I will have photos and lines for sale soon on my new site when I officially announce it on the HF before Thanksgiving.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CryOTheWild View Post
    This may be premature but I have been making Opie style no knot self tensioning guy lines for my tarps but have modified it even more. Using slimmer tubing and no stopper knots or any knots of any kind I have come up with my own take on the self tension lines. I also make a short self tensioning unit that can easily be attached to anyones existing lines. The tensioning units right now are 2 sizes. 10 inch long unit stretches to 15 inches and only weighs 2 grams. The longer unit stretches from 15 out to 24 inches and weighs 4 grams. I can make full length guy lines with the tensioners as well. I will have photos and lines for sale soon on my new site when I officially announce it on the HF before Thanksgiving.
    Any photos?

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    OK it's after Thanksgiving. Did I miss a link somewhere CryOTheWild?

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    I m definitely going to give these tensioners a try

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    HC4U, Youngblood, Pan....just want to say thanks. I am now the proud owner of some self tensioning guylines. My first DIY project, albeit a small one. I'm kinda liking this stuff.

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    Is this method any lighter than using stright shockcord?

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    I was able to get 3/16 shock cord locally at the ace hardware. Would I be better with a loop (overhand knot) at each end of the shock cord as opposed to a continuous loop? I am just wondering since this is twice as thick as the 3/32 and almost twice as thick as the 1/8.

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    Thanks for the instructions. I have been having good luck with hair band things:



    A dozen for around $3.00 comes out to about 60 something cents per foot which is surely more or at best comparable to other places after shipping is included. But they're already looped if you prefer that route and are handy for this project.

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    Great ideas! Here is my alternative method.
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