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David White
(davidw) - F

Locale: Midwest
Experience with AirCore Pro Guyline Cord Kit on 08/19/2006 14:07:56 MDT Print View

Has anyone tried the BPL AirCore Pro Dyneema Guyline Cord Kit? http://www.backpackinglight.com/cgi-bin/backpackinglight/aircore_pro_dyneema_spectra_guyline_cord_50_ft.html

I'm getting a Gatewood Cape and I'm considering replacing the guylines with the BPL kit primarily because of the cam-lock tensioners (silnylon does stretch, and the tensioners would make it easier to snug things back up in the middle of a rain storm).

However, I've never heard of anyone's real-life experience with this product.

Thanks!!!

David Bonn
(david_bonn) - F

Locale: North Cascades
Re: Experience with AirCore Pro Guyline Cord Kit on 08/19/2006 14:14:16 MDT Print View

I like 'em.

I've used them on a GoLite Cave and a Gossamer Gear Spinntwin.

As I mentioned in another thread, I tie off the stakes with a clove hitch and use the cam-lock tensioners on the other end instead of a tautline hitch.

Michael Davis
(mad777) - F

Locale: South Florida
Re: Experience with AirCore Pro Guyline Cord Kit on 08/19/2006 20:00:48 MDT Print View

Definitely a good product. Camlocks work great for taking up slack, especially in winter when fingers are frozen. The weight is practically nothing and the cord handles well in spite of it's size.

David White
(davidw) - F

Locale: Midwest
Re: Re: Experience with AirCore Pro Guyline Cord Kit on 08/20/2006 15:39:50 MDT Print View

Thanks everyone. That's exactly the type of feedback I was looking for.

Doug Johnson
(djohnson) - MLife

Locale: Washington State
Re: Re: Re: Experience with AirCore Pro Guyline Cord Kit on 08/20/2006 16:49:36 MDT Print View

I've used them in mountaineering applications where wind gusts got to well over 60mph. In cases where I could only crawl and prayed for my life, the guylines held well. Even though I SHOULD use supplied guylines when doing reviews of bomber tents, I will sometimes trade them out for these if I'm worried. :-)

Enjoy!
Doug Johnson