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    I use Speer No-tangle line on my regular tarps and they work great. I have 2 cuben tarps on order also and will use the Speer line on it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bannerstone View Post
    With cuben, you'll find that tensioners really aren't needed. They are however a fun DIY project so I wouldn't discourage you in that sense. I would go with zing-it just because it's easier to splice which is what I find fun about making up lines and various other accessories. It also is less prone to tangling than mason line.

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    But tensioners also work double duty as a shock absorber in heavy winds. I don't need them on my spinn tarp, but I use them for that reason. And like Ewker says, Speer line is awesome.
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    I like mason line for lots of reasons and use line tensioners so the stretching has never been a problem. I like Demostix idea of the polyester line. Why spend a lot on line? I don't.

    As for tangling, I've never had a problem with my mason line as long as I wind it like this:


    http://youtu.be/9twhM-Sg9zc

    A few wraps around the line and finish with a slippery clove hitch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by optimator View Post
    But tensioners also work double duty as a shock absorber in heavy winds. I don't need them on my spinn tarp, but I use them for that reason. And like Ewker says, Speer line is awesome.
    I have a stash of the Speer line....you would have to pry it out my cold dead hands..oh wait I ain't going that far
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