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    prusik knots & WB guy line

    hey hammock people,
    so i am really wanting to try the above ridge line and had a question about which tech line or guy line is best for the prusik knot and continual ridge line system? i tried it with guy line ordered from warbonnet and the prusik knots seem to slip. the only line i could find that the prusiks would grab and hold to was paracord. i would really like to use a lightweight tech line, cause i think the paracord is a little heavy and too absorbent. any thoughts or suggestions would be great! thanks

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    wb line should be of the zingit/lashit family.... and several report great results with 3+ wraps, or the klemheist wrap. break it in some...
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    I have used Lawson's glow wire,,200 lb strenght for tarp RL's and in 40 mph gusting wind and no breakage or stretch,,many times,,,works great! And prussics as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by iStCrow View Post
    hey hammock people,
    so i am really wanting to try the above ridge line and had a question about which tech line or guy line is best for the prusik knot and continual ridge line system? i tried it with guy line ordered from warbonnet and the prusik knots seem to slip. the only line i could find that the prusiks would grab and hold to was paracord. i would really like to use a lightweight tech line, cause i think the paracord is a little heavy and too absorbent. any thoughts or suggestions would be great! thanks

    St Crow
    What Brandon has up on his site currently is a woven dyneema, I'm pretty sure this is zing-it/lash-it and yes it will slip a bit when the line is new and still shiny. After a little bit of use your prusiks will start to look dull and soften up then they'll lock up better than you want them to sometimes.

    David

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    awesome! thanks guys that is what i needed to hear!

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    I used the WB line to make my continual ridgeline. I used klemheist knot wrapped 4 times, works great.

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    It's funny you posted this bc today/tonite I just got done rigging up my eno pro fly guy lines with 1.9 tech line and also use 550 paracord as the RL. Attached 2 prusik loops with the original crap cord that comes standards with ENO on opposite ends and use mini biners to pull the tarp taught.

    Works great!

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