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Mike Storesund
(mikes) - F
Jacks R Better Self Tensioning Lines on 03/03/2006 15:44:48 MST Print View

Can anyone that has experience with these tell me the reliability of these cords?

It looks like they will keep the tarp taut as the fabric stretches, but how would you gauge the initial setting?

Thanks :O)

Vick Hines
(vickrhines) - F

Locale: Central Texas
Re: Jacks R Better Self Tensioning Lines on 03/03/2006 18:22:24 MST Print View

You will figure the initial setting out as soon as you set the tarp up - in the field. You want them to pull the tarp taut but reserve some stretch to respond to wind shock.

Douglas Frick
(Otter) - MLife

Locale: Wyoming
Re: Jacks R Better Self Tensioning Lines on 03/03/2006 21:13:57 MST Print View

> Can anyone that has experience with these tell me the reliability of these cords?


I just pulled them medium tight and that was enough to keep the tarp tight all night, even when it rained on the tarp. They also stayed stretchy down to -2F without breaking.

Mike Storesund
(mikes) - F
Re: Jacks R Better Self Tensioning Lines on 03/03/2006 23:06:37 MST Print View

Thanks guys