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    Jazilla's Avatar
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    I used to use mason line but found it tangled really easy and it caught on everything. It doesn't have the same coating that zing it has. I love me some zing it.
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    With the braided masons line, if you have lots of time and patience, you can actually make miniature whoopie slings. Its harder than amsteel because its so small!
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    Soooo, You got your new Chinook! How do you like it so far? Take some pics when you get it "strung" up.
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    I still use Mason Line. I wrap it up when I pack it up to prevent tangles. Although I'll admit, when it does tangle, it's a mess. I don't really notice any stretch. I use it for the ground tieouts on most of my tarps. The sil tarps all have tensioners built into the lines anyway, so any stretch of the line itself is moot; the sil tarp is going to stretch more. My cuben and Spinn tarps might be a wee bit looser in the mornings, but not enough to make me care about it.

    All in all, great product for the application. Zing It is a step up, but the only real benefit is the fact that it doesn't tangle....as easily.
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    Quote Originally Posted by L.D. Cakes View Post
    Soooo, You got your new Chinook! How do you like it so far? Take some pics when you get it "strung" up.
    haha YES I did! I'm waiting on my stakes to take her out on the maiden voyage. But the thing is HUGE! Will make a great two hammock tarp, I hope. Or like today its raining and want to try it as a tarp with "doors"

    BTW I apoligise for lack of hammock lingo....hahaha

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bart the fart View Post
    haha YES I did! I'm waiting on my stakes to take her out on the maiden voyage. But the thing is HUGE! Will make a great two hammock tarp, I hope. Or like today its raining and want to try it as a tarp with "doors"

    BTW I apoligise for lack of hammock lingo....hahaha
    If you have some gutter nails laying around you wont have to wait! Now remember two of the tie outs are off set and you have to add two additional ones to even it up to have doors on both ends. I used that over sized stuff sack to make matching reinforcements and used some gross grain for the loops. Good luck!

    The mason line will work OK. But I'd add some shock cord to take up any stretch especially when they get wet. Dutch is coming out with some new tarp line adjuster things soon. Not on his website yet but they're on his You Tube channel.
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    I had the same experience as Jazilla. It tangled on every stick/twig like it was made of velcro. The outside was really soft so it also fuzzed up really bad if I tried to tie off to a tree/root. I gave up and went back to my old guy lines with a more durable sheath.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zukiguy View Post
    I had the same experience as Jazilla. It tangled on every stick/twig like it was made of velcro. The outside was really soft so it also fuzzed up really bad if I tried to tie off to a tree/root. I gave up and went back to my old guy lines with a more durable sheath.
    <nods>It's only redeeming feature, imo, is that it's cheap enough to be viewed as disposable.
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    I used mason line when I first started hammocking. I was much happier when I found better alternatives like Zingit, Speer No Tangle, Kelty Triptease, etc. All less tangle prone and more abrasion resistant. Also the colored mason line leaches dye bad too. Try throwing a spool of it in a bucket of water and watch it turn to koolaid colored water. It will stain your tarp. My MacCat still has pink stains on it.
    Last edited by pizza; 04-10-2012 at 17:14.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pizza View Post
    Also the colored mason line leaches dye bad too. Try throwing a spool of it in a bucket of water and watch it turn to koolaid colored water. It will stain your tarp. My MacCat still has pink stains on it.
    Oh man...That's good to know! I just made the suggestion to a friend who just ordered a new sil tarp...I'll just give her some zing It now.
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