Ladderloc vrs Lineloc
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Adam Thibault
(apthibault) - M
Ladderloc vrs Lineloc on 04/11/2012 17:07:18 MDT Print View

Okay, so I'm about ready to start sewing on my 12' tipi that I posted about not too long ago... http://www.backpackinglight.com/cgi-bin/backpackinglight/forums/thread_display.html?forum_thread_id=61375

Quick question, should I go with ladderlocs and nylon webbing for each of my 16 guy out points or linelocs and cord? I want to make some self tensioners which may be easier to do with the cord. However, I'm sure the webbing is stronger...

Looks like MLD uses linelocs.

Jim Colten
(jcolten) - M

Locale: MN
Re: Ladderloc vrs Lineloc on 04/11/2012 18:03:15 MDT Print View

I like linelocs a lot for smaller (solo or duo) shelters.

Not so sure about something the size of yours ... it will catch a lot of wind.

Our scout troop owns two of the large GoLite square mids (10x10 ft) that use 8 webbing/ladderlock guyouts ... that works well on those shelters.