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    Cord Locks for tarp cords?

    Anyone ever use cord locks for the tarp guys?
    http://www.lanyardsupply.com/cord-lock.htm
    I was thinking the double one, making a loop?

    wondering if they will hold ?

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    Won't hold in any kind of serious weather, which of course is when you need them to hold the most.
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    I don't know how well cord lock would hold tension on tarp guy lines. Look at the Figure9's or the Line Loks
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    I tried them at one point but found their lack of adjustibilty to be very frustrating. Maybe it was just me. May be I had a bad style but I quickly went to the figure 9
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    I wonder how much live tension is on those guy lines???
    where's those math guys when you need them??!!!
    Cordlocks would probably work ok until the wind starts blowing.

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    I'm using these and must say I really like them. On the ridgelines I use them with a mini biners and they're fast and easy. After tightening them, just finish with a hitch the same way you would for hammock strap rings.



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    Speyguy, I am liking those adjusters, can they be used with existing setups?
    or do you have to sewn them into the webbing loop?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Slackdaddy View Post
    Speyguy, I am liking those adjusters, can they be used with existing setups?
    or do you have to sewn them into the webbing loop?

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    Yes, you can use them with existing set ups. I retrofitted one of my existing tarps with them by attaching them to the grosgrain loops with a prussic loop.

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    I'm In !
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    although i wouldn't use it for a tarp, the top left cord lock works very well on a pair of shoes I have. It is a good link. I love little plactic things that go click in the night.

    Speyguy, those things look cool, although i couldn't get you link to work. I assume there isn't any moving part on it and it is using the tension applied to keep it from slipping, is that correct. I think I need them too.
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