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    Quote Originally Posted by MondayHopscotch View Post
    If you were to use a adjustable structural ridgeline, how strong would the line need to be in order to hold up to the tension put on it? On that same note, what would be the cheapest, trustworthy line?
    The Zing It I use is rated at 400 pounds and holds up just fine. Lots of them out in the woods and havent heard of any failures yet.
    I am not a gram weenie. , But Im starting to see the merits!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by opie View Post
    The Zing It I use is rated at 400 pounds and holds up just fine. Lots of them out in the woods and havent heard of any failures yet.
    I don't have any quick access to zing it or lash it and I'm trying to avoid buying any more stuff off the internet for a bit. Been spending too much money the last few weeks.

    Paracord is in a similar strength rating, if I mooch some off my buddy -- that should work, shouldn't it?

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    Yes I think the para cord will work just fine.
    I am not a gram weenie. , But Im starting to see the merits!!!

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    I've used paracord many times in the past. Works just fine! The only thing is, it'll stretch a while after it's up, so be prepared to retighten.

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    I have been using paracord and never had a single issue or worry. However, after using some whoopie slings for my hammock suspension, I am considering changing out my tarp suspension for some amsteel whoopie slings. But it really is more of just trying out different things and deciding what you like best.

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    Ok, I have some Kelty Triptease line I could use to make a ridgeline for my ENO Singlenest. What knots are you guys using to secure the line? I'm thinking one end would be static, but give the other end the ability to be adjusted until I find out my preferred ridgeline lenght?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rook View Post
    Ok, I have some Kelty Triptease line I could use to make a ridgeline for my ENO Singlenest. What knots are you guys using to secure the line? I'm thinking one end would be static, but give the other end the ability to be adjusted until I find out my preferred ridgeline lenght?

    Scott
    I just had this idea. You could make a loop in one end, and on the other end use a prusik or you preferred friction hitch.
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    So, Bowline and tautline hitch it is...
    Does the learning and DROOLING never end?

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    For a static end on the ridgeline I would suggest using a bowline as it will not bind on you and will be easy to remove later if..I mean when you decide to change your RL. For the adjustable end, I would second opie's suggestion and use a prussik or friction hitch. Although if you have a loop you are running through you could also just put two half hitches but instead of pulling the bitter end all the way through the second time, just pull a loop through for easy was to untie it.

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    Where is a good source for smaller quantities of Zing It?

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