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    Best way to form an eye in shock cord?

    I just purchased two lengths of shock cord to fashion a suspension for my UQ. Only problem is, I need a ggod way to form an eye in each end, that won't slip when the cordage is stretched. Anyone have ideas?
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    a bowline would work well

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    bowline is the knot i use.

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    Figure 8 knot works well...
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    Thanks guys, the Bowline worked perfectly. Does not slip.
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    Nice! Bowline is my favorite knot!
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    an overhand loopknot

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    or a double overhand loopknot

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    Interesting, I have been working on this today. I don't like the bowline, it's too big. I am looking at stainless hog rings as an option. Im thinking a short piece of heat shrink on top of that and a smooth loop. Heading over to west marine tomorrow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by swankfly View Post
    Interesting, I have been working on this today. I don't like the bowline, it's too big. I am looking at stainless hog rings as an option. Heading over to west marine tomorrow.

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    That will work but it s just a bit more weight

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