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    Quote Originally Posted by Bubba View Post
    I use the same size Zing-it with a couple extra wraps. Have had no slippage so far.
    Me, too. I use prussiks on the ridge line and at each corner tie out. They hold just fine with 4-6 wraps.
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    I made long soft shackles with the same lash-it and put a couple extra wraps on a Klemheist. You don't need any hardware this way.
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    I splice continuous loops or soft shackles out of 1.2 mm Tech Line from DIY Gear Supply, then prussik them on a tarp ridgeline made from 1.9 mm Tech Line. DIY Gear Supply says that the 1.2 mm line is "not recommended for splicing projects." But I haven't had any trouble splicing it.

    The Tech Line prussiks might slip a bit when they are new, but they grip better once they are broken in. I find that they grip fine with 3-4 wraps. For whatever reason, I have never been able to make klemheists work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by trhang View Post
    ...For whatever reason, I have never been able to make klemheists work.
    That's funny because I went to klemheists because prussics weren't working.

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    Good option Mouseskowitz, I hadn't thought of that. I've only used klemheists as prusik replacements for webbing. All I care is that my loop holds under load and cleans w/o fuss. I'll of course give both a try.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sabatier View Post
    lol then my polyester tent groundcloth as rainfly (yes, I go there...it really is a great poor-man's asym hex tarp) and poncho as rainfly (yup, I went there too) won't benefit. Good to know about just needing it on silnylon tarps. Makes sense that tarp materials that don't stretch wouldn't benefit from shockcord. Thanks for the heads up, SilverSurfr!
    Another good reason to minimize the shock cord is that it's fairly heavy compared to z-line and zing-it. A lot of folks like to use it on their doors and I did at first but not anymore.

    David

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bannerstone View Post
    Another good reason to minimize the shock cord is that it's fairly heavy compared to z-line and zing-it. A lot of folks like to use it on their doors and I did at first but not anymore.

    David
    Very good point regarding the weight..not to mention the bulk. I caught a video somewhere where some enterprising individual made 80:20-ish lightweight HPME-style cord to shock-cord guylines. Stuck in my mind as a good best-of-both-worlds option.

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