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    UL cord question/noobish ?'s

    I'm going to do some tie-out work on my hammock and tarp (when it comes in). Looking for the lightest stuff out there. I *think* I'm down to zing-it or kelty trip tease. My question(s) is/are, who stocks it/has best selection and am I looking at the best options for UL cord for simple tie-outs?

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    Before making your choice, you need a well defined end use in mind. They're two very different cords.

    ZingIt is a single braid, which means it can be easily spliced. That's a good thing, because it's slick stuff, and doesn't hold knots very well.

    TripTease is made up of a Spectra core and an overlying sheath of ?...it is not spliceable, but holds knots well. Speer No Tangle is similar, and is not quite as prone to snarls.
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    I have some of both coming, plan to use the Tripteese as tarp tie outs, as well as tie outs on a tent I still use sometimes. Plan to use the lash-it for tarp ridge line. Got the lash-it from Redding Marine and the Triptease from Amazon.
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    excellent info!

    I'm not really interested in splicing - I don't think. This cord is simply for tying out my tarp pull-outs and the aux pull-outs on my light hiker. gonna ditch a lot of the stock shock cord that came on the hammock and replace over 2/3's of it with UL cord. The Kelty stuff looks like a winner.

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    Kelty Triptease - 1 oz/50ft = 2 oz/100ft
    Speer No Tangle - 1.8 oz/100ft
    Zing-It/Lash-It - .12lb/100ft = 1.92oz/100ft
    Dynaglide - .1 lb/100ft = 1.6 oz/100ft

    If you are truly talking about UL, the Triptease is the heaviest option. Dynaglide is the lightest (strangely enough, considering you can hang off it too).

    I use 1.5 mm accessory cordage as a triple or quadruple wrap prussik on Dynaglide pullout lines. Works like a charm and is evidently the lightest option (mason line or 1.5 mil cord may be lighter [couldn't find much info about weights] but too tangly for my liking anyway to be used as full tieouts).
    Last edited by Tendertoe; 01-31-2011 at 08:21.

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    Dynaglide is the lightest, strongest and is also spliceable. Splicing seems intimidating but really is easy and fun. Allows you you build very cool things with a very clean finish.
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    dang, I'm getting taken to school! thankee!

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    Don't forget to consider your stealth needs. The reflective lines are good for not tripping but show up like a beacon.

    Stealth is important to me and find the yello zing-it to be visible enough to avoid trips as long as I'm careful but doesn't glow on a moonlit night.

    Of course, I don't want to go too far when watering the bushes, so I can find my way back home

    If I only camped in designated camping areas, then I would definitely pick a reflective line.
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    Since I ordered both, I plan to make 2 sets of tie out lines, one for when I want to be more stealthy, from the lash-it, and one set for when I want more reflective lines.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bat View Post
    Dynaglide is the lightest, strongest and is also spliceable. Splicing seems intimidating but really is easy and fun. Allows you you build very cool things with a very clean finish.
    You've got me thinking. Could I make whoopie type tensioners for my tarp pullouts and such? Fixed eye on one end for larks head ties and whoopie on the other end for infinite adjustment?

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