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    Splicing zing-it

    What do you use to splice zing-it? I'm in the middle of building myself a new hammock suspension and need to make some zing-it continuous loops for prusicks(sp?) and can't think of anything small enough that will work. Right now I'm using a wire for amsteel that I tape the one end onto that I'm pulling through but I don't think that will work for the tiny zing-it.

    Will I need to buy some kind of splicing tools? And if so what should I look for?

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    I have used very thin stainless steel leader line from Bass Pro with great luck.
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    If you can't find a Bass Pro shop, try a Hobby Lobby or similar crafting store OR Model airplane store like HobbyTown for fine music wire . Buy a piece, bend it in half with a pair of pliers and fish that through your Zingit. It comes in very thin sizes for CL leadouts or bead work.
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    If you have a bike shop nearby you can get a shifter/brake cable. It is many strands of wire twisted to make the cable. You can unwind and use 1 strand.

    If you have a guitar shop nearby you can use a high E string.

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    You can use florist wire as well (garden shop), which exists also in 0.01''

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    "Door bell wire" you can pick it up at any hardware store off a spool, get two feet, strip it down, and your good to go. Think I spent 35 cents for mine and I've only used one of the wires so far.

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    I've always used .022" stainless steel fishing leader wire. Anything similar will work. Take a piece about 2' long fold it in half, crimp the folded end tight enough to hold the line, and tape the two loose ends together. Works well.

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    My wife makes jewelry as a side interest. I use some of her wire to splice both the amsteel and the zing it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pj1008 View Post
    ...that I tape the one end onto that I'm pulling through but I don't think that will work for the tiny zing-it..
    Use small diameter wire as everyone has stated.

    Instead of taping the zing-it/amsteel/etc. to the wire, fold the wire in half, feed this through the zing-it, insert the end to be buried into the "eye" of the folded wire and pull it back through. It helps if you taper the zing-it/amsteel before trying to pull it through (note...the cord is not tapered in the linked photos)

    http://www.hammockforums.net/forum/s...3&postcount=14

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    I use floral wire. I want to say it was about $1 for 100 ft at Menards. This is what my stuff looks like.
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