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    Mini line lok

    Have anyone tried one of these?

    http://www.ukhammocks.co.uk/shop/art...%26aid%3D16%26

    Need an easy way to tighten my tarp lines

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    Yeah I've used them a fair bit, I tend to take them off after a while and then go back to them again.

    The only down side is you're restricted to half your cord length minimum, if you get a close pitch or your next to a banking, you need to tie a conventional knot to get the short length.

    They are quick and easy though.

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    They have some over at zpacks that look to be the same, and I watched lukestegs take 50mph gusts of wind all day without tensioners with no problems.

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    are there any videos out there?

    Are there any good alternatives to the line loks?

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    Quote Originally Posted by koffar View Post
    are there any videos out there?

    Are there any good alternatives to the line loks?
    Vid here ...

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7KnAaykA3yg

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    I use these line tensioners, they weight next to nothing, on Lawson's glow wire.

    http://www.campmor.com/outdoor/gear/Product___15466

    they hold tight for me and no slippage.

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    Quote Originally Posted by koffar View Post
    Are there any good alternatives to the line loks?
    There are limitless alternatives.

    Here's a video of my alternative (starts at the 1:30 mark); no hardware, no knots in the field.

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    They sale them in the hammockforum store as well. They don't like speer no tangle line much they slip

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    There's a good pictorial of one way to use them here
    http://www.hammockforums.net/forum/s...ight=line-locs

    I'm currently putting together some guylines by combining that technique with the one outlined in posts 1 and 2 of this thread
    http://www.hammockforums.net/forum/s...ead.php?t=3731

    Basically, I'm using the shock cord tensioner part in the second thread to attach the line-loks to the tarp, mostly so I have the back-up of the 1.75mm static cord so the shock cord doesn't get overloaded.

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    Thanks for info and video links
    What do you guys use for the main line? figure9?
    I`m tired of tying knots

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