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    What knot to use for shock cord

    So my ULBP hammock didn't come with the shock cord tie outs. Was wondering what would be a good knot to attach the shock cord to the ring. The taut line hitch didn't work so well...

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    Bowline works for me on shockcord.

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    Two half hitches should work pretty well since you're going to cinch it down against the ring anyway. I think that's the knot hennessy uses anyway.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zukiguy View Post
    Two half hitches should work pretty well since you're going to cinch it down against the ring anyway. I think that's the knot hennessy uses anyway.
    That's what I use.
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    Blake's hitch 5 wrap under 3

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    Great thanks everyone... Any idea what the stock length was on the shock cords?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pigpen View Post
    Great thanks everyone... Any idea what the stock length was on the shock cords?
    I'd guess 5 ft. Just a guess.
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    Quote Originally Posted by grannypat View Post
    Bowline works for me on shockcord.
    JEESH, no I don't! I don't know what I was thinking. I attached the guy lines with a bowline, but I have sections of shockcord attached with clove hitches, like this: http://www.hammockforums.net/forum/s...ead.php?t=3731. And this is on my tarp. Never mind.

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    Bowline, Canadian Jam Knot, even tautline hitch will work (though that's for a different application than the first two), but different diameters of shock cord behave differently, so experiment.

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    Awesome thanks guys, I ended up using the double clove hitch. Worked great once I tightened it down. I made them 4ft long so hopefully that will be sufficient, guess I'll find out soon enough gonna test hang at the beach

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