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    I have used this exact setup on a large (12x10) sil tarp with 1.75mm lash-it and mini linelocs with no slippage. I love the ease of adjustment and the shockcord keeps my tarp taut. Easy as cake! Thanks Shane!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ^shane^ View Post
    1/8" cord will fit, but will not allow any room for the zing it to go through the same little opening. I tried.
    It will fit---after drilling out the hole in the line-loc. Thats what I did.
    I saw the line-locs in the HF store, ordered some. Then wanted to find a way to shorten them. Someone pointed me to this thread. I got the line-locs, and the fit was too tight with the shock cord I had, (1/8" I think). So I just drilled the lock part of the hole out a little bit. Works great, so far. I am using this set-up on my Tad Pole that I got for X-mas. I have not used it yet, just had it hanging in the yard. But looks like it will work great.

    Thanks Shane for posting this. It's a great idea......RR
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    I'm putting together a set of these with 1.75mm Lash-it and 1/8 shock cord. I think I've found a solution to fitting 1/8 inch shock cord into one of these setups that also adds the benefit of paralleling the shock cord with guyline and provides additional options for stake positions.

    I decided I like the technique posted by headchange4u in the stickied thread that couples the shock cord paralleled with guyline so that the shock cord doesn't get overloaded. It also provides two options to stake the tarp very close to the ground (at the first bowline knot and at the clove hitch).

    My process:

    1) Tie a bowline on the end of the guyline. This will eventually be girth-hitched/lark's headed to the tarp triangle.
    2) Mark 12" down on the guyline from the bowline knot (not the top of the bowline loop). The shock cord will sit on the knot when stretched, so it is important to measure from there.
    3) Cut a 12" piece of shock cord.
    4) Loop one end of the shock cord through the bowline loop and secure both loose ends 12" down the guyline using the clove hitch method described in the linked thread.
    5) Below the clove hitch, attach the guyline to the Line-Lok. I used another bowline because it's easy to tie and I know I can untie it if needed even after a load has been on it. There is probably a better knot for this, but bowline is my go to.

    I'll try to post pictures after I'm done that will illustrate this better than my words can.

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    This thread refuses to die...it's earned a sticky, don'tcha think?
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    Quote Originally Posted by oldgringo View Post
    This thread refuses to die...it's earned a sticky, don'tcha think?
    it gets my vote for a sticky.
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    this has been by far the simplest version to follow and to execute.
    I made some myself for my two tarps this weekend.

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    very cool use of line locks
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    Sold on the concept. I was looking for a solution and you gave it to me.

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    Another happy user

    Set mine up tonight with 7/64 shock cord. Works great! Thanks.
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    I just used this method...except I used figure 9's instead of line locks. I love that the extra line can be coiled and stored between the Shockcord loop.

    Thanks for the help.
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