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    Quote Originally Posted by amac View Post
    I know it's not very pretty, but this weekend I tried a clothes pin and a micro size spring clip. Both worked great. As TeeDee said, above, all you need to do is provide some "squeeze" on the unloaded end of the constrictor.

    Side note: my UCR has never slipped, even with out the extra squeeze. But all the talk about slipping UCRs has gotten me a little nervous. That little extra squeeze adds piece of mind.
    Thanks for the info. Then maybe the 7" length of the tubing I used is much too long and I could cut it down considerably. That would make construction a lot easier.

    The tubing has the advantage in that it cannot get lost or misplaced or come off the UCR.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TeeDee View Post
    ...maybe the 7" length of the tubing I used is much too long...
    That's what I was wondering... just a little piece to pinch the end, and initiate the constriction of the splice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MacEntyre View Post
    That's what I was wondering... just a little piece to pinch the end, and initiate the constriction of the splice.

    Need more experimentation. I just made a WAG and used 7" since I was uncomfortable using less.

    But I keep thinking that the clothes pin pinches much tighter than the tubing does and I'm pretty sure that the 2 work in slightly differing ways because of that.

    If you have noticed that when releasing the Whoopie Sling or UCR, you need to push the constrictor on the opposite end from the load, which bunches the constrictor portion. The tubing prevents a whole lot of that bunching. When the UCR is then loaded, the load must pull the constrictor tight along the length. The tubing is already providing some of that action.
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    I stopped by Pets Mart to get some silicone tube. I'll play with it and see if it ain't too big inside.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SGT Rock View Post
    I stopped by Pets Mart to get some silicone tube. I'll play with it and see if it ain't too big inside.
    Do you know the dimensions? ID? Are you planning on using with the 2 mm Dynaglide? or maybe 7/64" or 1/8" amsteel?
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    I am using Dynaglide. And the only dimension on the package was length.

    The ID is too big though. Doesn't create enough tension to do anything useful.
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    I'm going to play with this some more.
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    Can you double it over on itself?
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    Tried it. It didn't make a big enough difference.
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    Very nice solution, TeeDee! The power of the exponential...

    Albert, Sorry I missed your comment back in December. Seems you could use small shock cord whipping to accomplish the same function as TeeDees idea. Wouldn't have to worry about tubing ID but that's a small concern, IMHO; lots of choices there.

    I'm back in Virginia for a few days so I should have opportunity to try both of these ideas for comparison with the elastic hair-tie prusiks I have been using.
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