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    Quote Originally Posted by ^shane^ View Post
    I use the same setup except I use a slippery half hitch instead of the line lock. I just make sure that I don't pull all the elasticity out of the shock cord.
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    I just rigged my Superfly using this method. I used 3mm cord (had to use what I have) and 3/32" shock cord with mini line loks. I have hung this tarp twice now with the rig and here are a few comments:

    >I had to drill out the mini line loks to get the 3mm cord & shock cord through
    the hole in the line lok. Mini Line Loks are rated for 3mm cord, a little ambitious IMO. Most likely should have used the next size up Line Lok.

    >This method made for a really easy install, but I am not sure that the tarp is tight enough. I had to crank the shock cord down hard to get a nice pitch. The Superfly is a large tarp..it just seemed to have too much give in the pitch to not have the tarp against the hammock in a strong wind. I am thinking of trying this method without the shock chord.

    Overall pretty happy...

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    It looks like you've got the line-lok installed backwards.

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    Im not sure why you cant use the line locks in their intended use. Once they are stung up you dont have to do them again just like this set up. Not knocking this set up just saying I think the other way would work fine as well. In the intended use of the line lock there is tension on the line going through the cleats which keeps the line from slipping. I do the same basic thing with my pool cover and it works great. Of course I dont have shock cord or anything like that but it works great. As for the tubing tensioners you could easily tie a loop to the tensioner and put that loop through the line lock and have the same thing as you have with the shock cord. I love all the ideas this forum generates.
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    I tried this method on a recent trip with some no tangle guyline and it worked well until it started to pour. Once wet, the guylines would slip out of the mini line locks when the tarp was under a lot of tension. Maybe different cordage would work better.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CCS86 View Post
    It looks like you've got the line-lok installed backwards.
    +1 on that they are backwards in the(Shane's) photo, at least according to the instructions at the HF store. Also, because if you reverse them, the line will have a more gradual bite and then lock more firmly into the V shaped teeth inside the lok.

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    Quote Originally Posted by charlieb View Post
    +1 on that they are backwards in the(Shane's) photo, at least according to the instructions at the HF store. Also, because if you reverse them, the line will have a more gradual bite and then lock more firmly into the V shaped teeth inside the lok.
    Quote Originally Posted by CCS86 View Post
    It looks like you've got the line-lok installed backwards.
    Nice thing about the LineLoc is that there is no "backwards" if you thread the thing correctly. I understand that my application does not match the documentation for the LineLocs, but, for me and the application I was looking for, having the LineLocs set up as in my photos work perfectly for me. QUICK adjustability at the fly instead of along the line or at the ground. I have yet to have the 2.2 ZingIt slip using the method I described above. YMMV. HYOH!
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    Quote Originally Posted by ^shane^ View Post
    Nice thing about the LineLoc is that there is no "backwards" if you thread the thing correctly. I understand that my application does not match the documentation for the LineLocs, but, for me and the application I was looking for, having the LineLocs set up as in my photos work perfectly for me. QUICK adjustability at the fly instead of along the line or at the ground. I have yet to have the 2.2 ZingIt slip using the method I described above. YMMV. HYOH!

    They are designed to have the tension come from a certain direction, the teeth and taper are designed that way. The line is more likely to slip in the direction you are pulling. I don't see what benefit could come of it.

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    All good to know, Shane --that it doesn't slip and especially with 2.2mm.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CCS86 View Post
    They are designed to have the tension come from a certain direction, the teeth and taper are designed that way. The line is more likely to slip in the direction you are pulling. I don't see what benefit could come of it.
    While you are probably technically correct the benefit would be that he can use a shorter line as he is not creating a long loop. Using it the way it was designed would require twice the length of line for the same amount of adjustment. The second benefit to the way Shane is using it is that he keeps the LineLoc stationary in the position he wants it in. HYOH YMMV.
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