Results 1 to 4 of 4

Thread: strand counte

  1. #1
    AaronAlso's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Location
    Indiana
    Hammock
    WBBB 1.7DL
    Tarp
    HG CF 4s
    Insulation
    Shamu & RAB
    Suspension
    All in One whoopie
    Posts
    709
    Images
    16

    strand counte

    Hello all,

    In attempt to make the lightest possible guyline set I have been desperately trying to splice the 1.2mm (8 strand) tech line from DIYgearsupply. Despite using ultra fine wire and reading glasses as mentioned, and numerous attempts; I was having no success. I had almost given up. Then I thought to search for other thin dyneema line. I came across 4 strand (1.2mm) & 6 strand (1.4mm) 350lbs test braided dyneema spearfishing line.

    My question is would the fewer strands make the line easier to splice especially in such small diameter? What other concerns should I have if I chose to use this line?
    "The more laws that are written, the more criminals are produced." - "The more laws and order are made prominent, the more thieves and robbers there will be." - Lao Tze

    "Good people do not need laws to tell them to act responsibly, while bad people will find a way around the laws." -Plato

    Ephesians 6:10-17

    Hammock Forums is my social network.

  2. #2
    in it for the naps oldgringo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Location
    Checotah, Oklahoma
    Hammock
    Varies
    Tarp
    GargoyleGear Ogee
    Insulation
    UQ-varies w/season
    Suspension
    onrope buckle
    Posts
    5,982
    I don't see any downsides. There are specialized tools out there for splicing hollow braid dyneema fishing lines...might be worth a search and a looksee.
    Dave

    http://www.uark.edu/misc/xtimber/rna/pattonsbluff.html

    It has always been my private conviction that any man who pits his intelligence against a fish and loses has it coming.
    John Steinbeck

  3. #3
    Moderator
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    South Central IN
    Hammock
    WBRR, Lots of DIY
    Tarp
    MacCat; Cloudburst
    Insulation
    Lynx, Ridge Creek
    Suspension
    Varies
    Posts
    5,153
    Don't give up on it. I have made a couple of adjustable ridgelines (elongated whoopie slings) out of the tech line.

    The only problem I encountered was that the line is so stiff that it is very difficult to feed a thin wire tool through it. I learned to "work" short sections at a time to loosen up the constrictor area that I needed to get the tool into. Now I consider the DIY Gear Tech Line to be easy to splice.

  4. #4
    WV's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Location
    southeast WV
    Hammock
    DIY
    Posts
    3,689
    Images
    204
    Cortland makes a "No-Knot" splicing tool for hollow braids. It looks like a miniature loop turner. I use it on spectra 130 lb. and 200 lb. test lines for my adjustable hammocks, but it can be used on larger cords too. Others have used guitar strings and computer network wire for Dynaglide and smaller diameter hollow braids. Try different things and see what works for you.

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •