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    Mini LineLocks for Tarp Rigging?

    Has anyone ever used something like these, the LiteLine Mini LineLocks? I was thinking you could permanently tie one end to a ridgeline tieout, and then wrap the other end around a tree and then through the LineLock. Don't tie the single overhand knot to stop the line from pulling through so you can quickly insert it and remove it when packing up or setting up. Seems easy and lightweight? Avoid the weight of Prussiks (miniscule, I know), S-biners, Nite-ize Knot Bones, Tensioners, etc.

    These ones are also sized to use with a 1.5mm spectra line, which may be fractionally lighter than Zing-it etc (not sure though).

    Check it out:

    http://www.mountainlaureldesigns.com...products_id=93

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    I found an even lighter source of cord / locks. http://www.zpacks.com/accessories/spectra_cord.shtml

    Check out the 1.25mm spectra, as well as the accompanying Line Locks. At the listed weight on the website, at 10 ft. per tieout ... 20 ft. total, you should be able to get that portion of the tarp rigging down to ~.3 oz. Compared to .7 oz. for something like a 2 line tarp ridgeline from whoopieslings.com. Not bad if you're counting grams? And you don't have to deal with prussiks. I may have to try this method.

    Also, should there be anything stopping me from using the 1.25 cord as a ridgeline on my hammock? Non-structural, just for adjusting sag.
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    Have been using these on the tarp guylines and ridgeline. Quick, light, easy to adjust under cold, wet & windy conditions. Tie out lines are ~1.75mm, ridgeline are what JRB sells (? ~2mm).
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    I use the ones from Gossamer Gear on both ends of the ridgeline off of my tarp. I make sure to do a slippery half hitch behind them because I have foudn they let loose in windy conditions..

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    They are available in the HF store in two sizes.

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    Mini Line Locks on ridgeline.

    I attach the locks differently than instructed by the manufacturer. On the ridgeline the lock is secured close to the tarp. An alpine butterfly with the lock in the loop. This keeps the line inline with the cleat teeth preventing the line from pulling out. Has never slipped. Has held in winds with gust in excess of 30mph.

    On the tie outs different again. Allows for max length of lines to be almost the total length of the line and minimum to a couple inches.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisKayler View Post
    Has anyone ever used something like these, the LiteLine Mini LineLocks? I was thinking you could permanently tie one end to a ridgeline tieout, and then wrap the other end around a tree and then through the LineLock. Don't tie the single overhand knot to stop the line from pulling through so you can quickly insert it and remove it when packing up or setting up. Seems easy and lightweight? Avoid the weight of Prussiks (miniscule, I know), S-biners, Nite-ize Knot Bones, Tensioners, etc.

    These ones are also sized to use with a 1.5mm spectra line, which may be fractionally lighter than Zing-it etc (not sure though).

    Check it out:

    http://www.mountainlaureldesigns.com...products_id=93
    They mention they hold 75 pounds. I know that will be ok in most cases, but i have figure9s that are bent from tight pitch and wind. I would worry one may let go in a storm.
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    I bought a DIY tarp from a member and it has these on it. I wondered where they came from. They work great and seem to weigh nothing.

    I have tightened the crap out of them in a storm (granted not in terrible wind) and never had them slip. I imagine they could though.

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