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  1. Richard
    June 19, 2009

    Hi Earlylite, Great site loads of useful information contained within and nice layout too!
    If you are going lightweight have you considered using a truckers hitch in your guy lines? No tensioning device required. I've included the link below but there are a couple of other ways of tying it which are better if the line is already under load, we use it a lot when sailing to gain purchase without using extra kit.

  2. Earlylite
    June 19, 2009

    Great animation. For some reason, I have a hard time remembering knots. For years, I've taken cards and string on airplanes, etc., to spend a few hours learning the minimum set, but I can't remember them for more than a week. Looks like a great knot though.

  3. Andy Howell
    August 3, 2009

    These are fantastic little things. They work really well with quite thin chord. Very strong.

  4. lostalot
    January 23, 2010

    I think the Nite Ize figure-9's are probably better though more complex in the line routing. They don't require a knot and I'd expect the cord to break before they'd slip, but like Earlylite, I tend to forget how to use them.

  5. Earlylite
    January 23, 2010

    Funny you should comment on this today. I bought 20 mini lone lock tensions at quest outfitters for 0.45 cents each. I'm going to use them to retrofit the guyline tensioning systems of some of my tents to see if gives me a tauter pitch-easier setup. It's hard to find the line locs in lots smaller than 1000 so this is a good find.

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