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    Quote Originally Posted by pineapplenewton View Post
    would this be the type of shock cord you can use?
    I didn't see a size listed for the shock cord you linked to. I would say it would work just fine. I still think Ebay is one of the best sources for the 1/8" shock cord.
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    any good??

    1/8" x 500 FT. Shock Cord - BLK
    Buy new: $20.00


    1/16" x 1000FT. Shock cord - BLK
    Buy new: $17.00

    http://www.amazon.com/s.html/ref=bl_...301&brand=APCC

    this looks pretty cheap---don't kno where its made---thinking if i should take a chance on it......

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    Quote Originally Posted by bob2guns View Post
    1/8" x 500 FT. Shock Cord - BLK
    Buy new: $20.00
    $12.00 shipping changed the figures some....
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    http://www.supplycaptain.com/index.c...3&ParentCat=59


    this is the stuff i'm getting.......made in usa...rated.....7 cents a ft....and i like the colors!!!!

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    That's where I got mine the last time I ordered. Good supplier of 550 paracord as well.

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    would i need to use shock cord if i am using figure 9s i apologize if it is a stupid question but im still trying to soak up all the info brain overload

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    Quote Originally Posted by taz137 View Post
    would i need to use shock cord if i am using figure 9s i apologize if it is a stupid question but im still trying to soak up all the info brain overload
    yes, the tensioners only take up the stretch in the sil nylon of the tarp. The figure 9 just replaces a knot...it doesn't help with stretch (well, it would be easier to re tighten I guess)
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    Awesome tut!

    Sounds like a super easy way to tension your tarp on the trail, will definitely need to try this as soon as I can find some shock cord!

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    Any place with climbing gear will be likely to have some..

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    Quote Originally Posted by nsgrossman View Post
    Awesome tut!

    Sounds like a super easy way to tension your tarp on the trail, will definitely need to try this as soon as I can find some shock cord!
    Ace Hardware has shock cord as a standard item sold off the roll, as does any outdoor shop that caters to climbers. REI carries it ($0.15 per foot for 1/8" shock cord).
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