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    Quote Originally Posted by Lynx View Post
    Like Brandon, I also use zing-it for my tarp guylines, and have not really experienced any problems with knots slipping so far. I've even been able to tie tautline hitches with no sign of slippage.

    The one problem I did have was that the zing-it was too thin and slippery to hold well with the small figure 9s I use on my ridgeline. I solved this problem by "cleating off" the line using an extra loop after I have everything adjusted as I want it. Like this:

    http://www.hammockforums.net/gallery...&cutoffdate=-1
    From the picture you linked to, the cord looks like Fling-it. Zing-it is a bright yellow. (And Lash-it is grey). Of course, maybe Samson changes colors every so often ... but we may be comparing 2 different cords.

    I should probably get a spool of Fling-it to complete my collection.
    Last edited by Scratch; 09-15-2009 at 07:40.
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    Wow...great responses guys.

    I guess I should clarify what I'm looking to use the line for. This would be primarily for tarp ridgelines (I use a full-length ridgeline similar to Grizz's), guylines, and similar small diameter uses.

    Because of the full-length ridgeline use, the line needs to have enough friction that a prussic knot can be used on it. Hence the need (I think) for a sheath. I tried Zing-it but it was just too slippery and the prussic would never "lock" into place.

    I'm currently using Kelty Triptease for the ridgeline and it does the job well. But oddly enough its thick and heavy when compared to some of the newer sheathed lines.

    I was thinking about buying a spool simply to reduce cost/foot. I tend to experiment a lot and use up a lot of cordage that way. It takes 50' of line to re-rig a MacCat tarp (even more for my JRB tarp).

    So the ideal characteristics would be:
    200-300 pound breaking strength
    small diameter and weight
    holds friction knots well
    reasonably tangle-free

    Oh and low cost/foot would be nice too......no problem; right?
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    I know the Dynaglide is slick but maybe you could use that for a ridgeline and prussicks?

    It's about 2mm thick - kinda soft so maybe the prussick would grab and you can splice it!

    It's light too! even lighter than the 1.75mm zing it!

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    Cedar... I havent had any issues getting a prusik to lock on zing/lash it. A 3 wrap will slip around 30 pounds and a 4 wrap slips around 40-45 pounds. Thats quite a bit of pull..... And gives you a saftey valve to prevent damage to your tarp.
    I am not a gram weenie. , But Im starting to see the merits!!!

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    hey opie,

    will the 2mm dynaglide work for a tarp ridgeline using 1.75 zing it prussiks?

    I understand the 2mm dynaglide has been called (1.8) on some sites. Does the dynag. being smaller than the 2.2 zing make a difference?

    Thanks,
    kirk

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    Quote Originally Posted by kirkerik View Post
    hey opie,

    will the 2mm dynaglide work for a tarp ridgeline using 1.75 zing it prussiks?

    I understand the 2mm dynaglide has been called (1.8) on some sites. Does the dynag. being smaller than the 2.2 zing make a difference?

    Thanks,
    kirk
    I'm not sure. The coating on the DG sticks well to itself like in a whoopie bury. But as far the the zing it working well in a friction hitch on DG, I want to say yes. But I can't be certain.
    I am not a gram weenie. , But Im starting to see the merits!!!

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