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    Senior Member Two Tents's Avatar
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    Line locs and I do believe you can get them right in the Hammock Forums Store at the top of the page. I have some and they work. Oops. Never mind wrong item!
    I like refried beans. That's why I wanna try fried beans, because maybe they're just as good and we're just wasting time. You don't have to fry them again after all.

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    OP is talking about much simpler devices such as come with mass marketed tents. Simple hard plastic tabs with a pair of holes. Works especially well for close-fitting rain fly over a tent, where air but not much wind can get under the tarp and load the little critters.

    I think the line locs are terrific, and they hold on smaller line than the cord locs will. That's noted in the Mountain Laurel link that Mike provided us. (That's not a complaint or a fault of cord locs, it's just that the cord locs are designed with shock cord in mind, and shock cord is larger. When shock cord is just 1.75mm 1/16", it is strictly for clothing.)

    I have been using prusik loops / knots on some tarps. Looking at Mike's pics, I realize a complaint I've had about mine, that I don't have the 2 to 1 mechanical / pulley advantage I enjoy with the line locs is easily solved. Just pass the line through the tarp tie out and attach the loop on the return, instead. Duh!!

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    I used to use those tent thingies, but that was when I was using that heavy 1/8" cord for which they are designed. They don't work on 1.75 mm Zing-It and small diameter line - they slip.

    Now I just use a marlin spike hitch. Zing-It doesn't really work with them - too slick.

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    I also use prussics at the tarp, along with some shock cord at the stake. Simple, works really well for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kyle View Post
    I also use prussics at the tarp, along with some shock cord at the stake. Simple, works really well for me.
    I thought about prusiks and shock cord, but since moving to a cuben fiber tarp and Zing-It guylines, I never get tarp sag so I don't need the shock cord line tensioner thingie.

    I don't need the prusiks so I can "adjust the tarp while staying dry underneath it" because Zing-It doesn't slip, in my experience. I just have the Zing-It larksheaded onto the D-Rings, and a MSH on the spike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by miyanc View Post
    i am aware that knots are lighter then hardware. I was just curious as to why i havent seen anyone using these. i have used them in a tent with high winds and rain and didnt feel like they loosened. The self adjusting lines with either shock cord or tubing seem much better. I will be learning my knots and diy some of those but until then I think I may steal some from my wally tent.
    I use um on one of my hammocks. I know how to tie knots instead, but I like the little plastic things. They're simple, eligant, and glow in the dark.

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    The kite bow line tensioners would work with the 1.5mm spectra core line I use for guy lines from Ultralight Designs. But shipping is ridiculous. So, I cut up an aluminum arrow into 1.5" sections and drilled 1/16 inch holes for the lines, mimicking the traditional tent line tensioners.

    They weigh next to nothing.

    I like lines held by metal: carabiners, buckles, stakes, and now tensioners of my own making.

    When I get them painted I hope to have pictures.

    Mike

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    Quote Originally Posted by SilvrSurfr View Post
    I thought about prusiks and shock cord, but since moving to a cuben fiber tarp and Zing-It guylines, I never get tarp sag so I don't need the shock cord line tensioner thingie.

    I don't need the prusiks so I can "adjust the tarp while staying dry underneath it" because Zing-It doesn't slip, in my experience. I just have the Zing-It larksheaded onto the D-Rings, and a MSH on the spike.
    Yeah, cuben doesn't stretch, so I've read. My tarp is silnylon so the shock cord is a nice addition. And Zing-It, of course, is awesome all around, haha. When the day comes I get a cuben tarp (I have no denial it'll eventually happen...), I'll definitely go a more simplistic route like yours.

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    Good ?..
    I'm looking at all kinds of options, but can't decide. I tried a pressick (can't spell) but it slips on amsteel as does the figure 9. I'm using a mini 8 and it holds the tarp line well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ibgary View Post
    Good ?..
    I'm looking at all kinds of options, but can't decide. I tried a pressick (can't spell) but it slips on amsteel as does the figure 9. I'm using a mini 8 and it holds the tarp line well.
    On slick lines, an extra turn or two will make a prussic hold, generally. The prussics on my tarp RL (Zing-It, slick stuff) are wrapped five times and seem to be holding well.

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