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    Same issue

    Mine did the same thing after the first hang. No moisture, no tangles, just pulls. To make sure I could still use the line locks on the tarp I replaced mine with some 3mm reflective cord from REI.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boomer View Post
    From my experience, it's when the inner core material & the outer core don't have the same stretch factor. It's like there's no where for the extra material on the inside to go after the tension is off & it bulges out like a hernia.
    This can be a problem with all double braid cord/rope. Unless the outer braid and inner braid are matched in size and properties, the inner braid will do exactly as pictured.

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    Mine did that on the very first use, too. I figured it was because I was using Nite Eze Figure 9s, then I noticed that the same thing happened with the tensioners on the tarp itself. I think that rather than messing with swapping them with the same stuff I'll replace them on my own with something better and be done with it.
    If it's stupid but works, it isn't stupid.

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    I use paracord. It's cheap, strong and not much happens to it. I'm new to hanging but I have been using paracord for years for everything and never seen it fail in any way.
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    Quote Originally Posted by toygun View Post
    Anyone know what caused my tarp lines to do this?
    <snip>
    Using a paracord and the small Figure 9 I fixed mine, probably for good.

    Materials required:
    Figure 9 for each anchor point (6 for the ProFly)
    Paracord cut to desired length (ends whipped/melted)

    Pictures are worth a 1000 words so there are 2 attached.

    In the off chance I run across the right size cordage, I left the original hardware in place.

    Tie one end of the paracord to the loop on the fly [1] and put the fig 9 right next to the fly as shown:
    http://s592.photobucket.com/albums/tt10/Degatyphoon/Hammock%20Forums%20pictures/?action=view&current=Flymod02.jpg

    After securing the guy line it's a 2 second matter taking up the slack like so:
    http://s592.photobucket.com/albums/t...t=Flymod02.jpg
    You can tie off the loop for a bit of extra security or if it's in the way if you want.

    Hope this is helpful.

    [1] I used a bowline
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    I replaced all of mine with Tech line (dymeena) from diy gear supply (http://www.backwoodsdaydreamer.com/p...age/cord-line/ ). I'm also using taut-line hitch knots for adjustments. I've not had any problems since the upgrade.

    EDIT: I do also use paracord for my tie outs on my gearguide 12x12 tarp w/taut-line hitch knots. I've not used it in extreme weather though but I'd expect the paracord to stretch some in windy/rainy conditions. Have you had an negative stuff happening to the paracord since the change, Rob?
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    I have to put up with the same crap to I am going to replace my line with zing it. It is light yellow and makes me happy.
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