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  1. #11
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    Quote Originally Posted by TominMN View Post
    The grip is a "toothed" V-groove, so tolerances aren't really an issue here. These pieces of hardware are "borrowed" from marine use, where, in various sizes, they are typically used to manage rigging lines. Those holes are really screw holes used for mounting. These smallest ones adapt well for rainfly guylines for both hammocks and tents.
    Cool that's great to know. I love seeing the use of tools from other domains in hammocking.

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    I've been using them as rhjanes describes for years. Some lines work better than others. The more textured and less slippery the line, the better it holds. If I have any concerns about a predicted storm, I will just add a quick slippery half hitch behind the line loc and don't worry.

    I've always wondered about the strength of these in a strong wind, but after two particularly windy storms in the Porkies, during which I couldn't believe my tarp wasn't shredded (and during which I desperately wished i were somewhere else as trees were coming down all around me), I don't wonder any more. They were rock- solid. I love how light and easy to use they are.

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    I try to eliminate any plastic in my hammock setup. Winter does not like plastic.
    "A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds." Ralph Waldo Emerson

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    I’ve used these before and they hold great. However, I’m more of a Linelock3 guy now. My only reason for the preference is the linelocs are always in the same spot whereas these could be in different spots based on the tension and length of the guy line. Sounds minuscule but when you have 6 or so to adjust when rain is coming in the middle of the night, I like knowing exactly where my adjusters are located.

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    Correction on my earlier post...I use the 1.5mm reflective cord from Paria Outdoors with the V loc tensioners and have never had an issue with slippage. I usually tie a slippery half hitch as a norm anyway though.
    Some days I can't tell whether I found a rope or lost a horse...

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