for you fellas making the shock cord with a clove hitch how well do they hold and/or do you have to re-tie on occasion?
I use the clove hitch variety and it seems to hold just fine. I haven't had to retie them yet.
Clove hitches are deceptively strong for their simplicity. I use them regularly for things like anchoring myself to a wall while multipitch rock climbing.
I've never had to retie any of my tensioner. Clove hitch holds tight.
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I've got shockcord attached to thicker nylon cord with a clove hitch for my asym tieouts. Never had any problems.....I've even tested them and that shockcord will fail before the knot will I surmise.