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    In normal use lash-it or zing-it is strong enough, but it's well to remember that one of the principal reasons to use a structural ridgeline is to maintain your chosen sag angle in the abnormal situation of having trees farther apart than you would like.

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    Ahh I thought I seen that thread somewhere... thanks

    Now to wait on my lash-it to get here and go get some wire. Oh idea my work place is doing a huge addition and there's lots of internet cable going to the trash.
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    I used piano wire, found at hardware stores and cheap, works great and they have several sizes

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    Omg so I got a strand of cat 5 wire and and tried to make a bury in this lash-it. Wow this is freaking hard. So I got the wire through the lash-it but couldn't for the life of me get the dam end to go through the bury.

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    I used floral wire and it worked great.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Desiel View Post
    Omg so I got a strand of cat 5 wire and and tried to make a bury in this lash-it. Wow this is freaking hard. So I got the wire through the lash-it but couldn't for the life of me get the dam end to go through the bury.

    You need the smallest/stiffest wire you can find. Lash-it/zing-it would not have been my first choice to learn with. It is the hardest to work with do to the small dia.
    1/8" amsteel is much easier to work with.

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    I'm always seeing the mantra: "Don't forget the taper" I have no personal knowledge, but does that apply here?
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    so I do need a taper?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Desiel View Post
    so I do need a taper?
    Never heard of a taper.

    The hardest part is getting it started. I think they call it- worrying(sp?)

    The wire is doubled and the lash-it is doubled. This makes a pretty big bump
    to get started between the strands.

    Try un-weaving about 1/2" of the end. This might reduce the size of the bump.
    Make sure your wire went thru the middle and did no go thru any of the strands.

    hth

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    The taper is required for larger sizes to transition where the buried line ends. It's important because the taper reduces the line stress while maintaining strength. I can't find the source for that right now but I'll look for it later. Basically the weakest part of the line in a whoopie sling, is at the end of the bury. The taper reduces that weakness and maintains strength.

    In the case of Zing-it, you're not putting that much stress in the line (at least you shouldn't be exceeding a few hundred pounds) so the taper isn't as necessary. It does, however, make it a little easier to pull the bury through. It also helps to only pull a little at a time, rather bunching up the loose line at once and trying to pull through.

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