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    Quote Originally Posted by mtncmpr View Post
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    I have some extra Zing-It. I know it's overkill, but the feel of it (new) makes me think it might be a good "no tangle" style of cord. Any thoughts?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mtncmpr View Post
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    Sorry I missed it before...

    I wouldnt classify the samson utility lines as no tangle. Especially once the line gets broken in. I mean, it does OK... easy to untangle if you dont pull any unintended knots tight... But its so small if you do pull an unintended knot tight, youll need a needle, pick, awl to get it undone. Either that or small fingers.

    I figure 8 wrap all my loose lines before stowage.
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    Opie,

    I haven't had a chance to "break in" any ZingIt, as yet. Thanks for that info. Good points.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KevinDee View Post
    instead of tying several loops in one like could I just tie one loop with a prusik knot? that way I could slide the loop where ever I want?
    That's what I do. I like it because I don't have to tie a knot every time I set up, and if you have a lot of guy lines, it becomes a chore. It's also nice so you can adjust the tarp in the hammock if it was raining.

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    I like KevinDee's & HanginFro's thoughts.

    Here's a variation I'm going to try out:



    I put a fixed eye at the stake end. A slippery half hitch in the running end, positioned next to the prusik, can serve as a stopper if necessary.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Frawg View Post
    I like KevinDee's & HanginFro's thoughts.

    Here's a variation I'm going to try out:



    I put a fixed eye at the stake end. A slippery half hitch in the running end, positioned next to the prusik, can serve as a stopper if necessary.
    This looks overly complicated.... Why use two pieces and a pursic knot when just a one piece STL will do?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peter_pan View Post
    This looks overly complicated.... Why use two pieces and a pursic knot when just a one piece STL will do?

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    Gosh, I thought it was pretty simple.

    There's only one line there (the pink one), and the loop for the prusik is already part of the tensioner. All I'm doing is substituting a prusik in that loop for the becket hitch I would normally use to join the line to the tensioner. I like keeping the line and tensioner as separate, independently replaceable components. Call it a personal quirk.

    Cheers!

    P.S. The effort in making the prusik is amortized over all the later deployments. No need to take it apart every time. In effect, you're making a one-piece STL that's also adjustable from under the tarp. If that's what one wants.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Frawg View Post
    P.S. The effort in making the prusik is amortized over all the later deployments. No need to take it apart every time. In effect, you're making a one-piece STL that's also adjustable from under the tarp. If that's what one wants.
    This is what I like best in a tarp line - adjustable from under the tarp, rather than out in the rain. Lots of ways to do it, I like your solution.
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