Jan 11, 2011 at 6:06 pm #1267597
Looking to buy UL guylines that won't stretch when wet, plus 4 small plastic quick relaease "latches" like the kind Henry uses — shown in photo below. Can y'all recommend an online seller with reasonable shipping costs for small orders?Jan 11, 2011 at 8:02 pm #1682984
Sam FarringtonBPL Member
@scfhomeLocale: Chocorua NH, USA
Most of the DIY materials sites sell linelocks.Jan 12, 2011 at 7:30 am #1683095
@mike_oLocale: Coastal NC
Ben, I have been using 2.2mm Zing-it made by sampson ropes.Jan 12, 2011 at 9:54 am #1683144
Jacob LintonBPL Member
@gardenheadLocale: Western NC
I've ordered those form Quest Outfitters several times.
I don't think they sell guyline though.
I know in the past I've used triptease, but I usually just go to my local outfitter and buy the length I need (they sell various lines by the foot)
Almost at the bottom of the page:
http://questoutfitters.com/plastic.htmJan 12, 2011 at 9:55 am #1683146
te – waBPL Member
what you mean MYOG forum?
http://questoutfitters.com/plastic.htm#Acetal Fasteners 45 cents each. ask them via email to ship first class
http://arrowheadequipment.webs.com/apps/webstore/products/show/994110 this is zing-it, by the footJan 12, 2011 at 10:24 am #1683157
Thanks — very helpful!Jan 12, 2011 at 12:36 pm #1683204
@pittsburghLocale: Bay Area
I just ordered some from Joe at Zpacks, along with some 1.25 yellow guyline, + line tensioners. Not sure how well they work (I haven't tried them yet) but I trust Joe. If he stocks it they should be pretty good. when they come in I'll let you know how they work.Jan 12, 2011 at 1:38 pm #1683224
Thanks, Dug. I have a Zpack Z1 from Joe Valesko and I've been very happy with Joe's products. I'm sure the line and line lock will work very well together if Joe paired them.
In my case, I prefer Henry Shire's linelocs over the triangular ones shown in Z's website (personal preference is all).
Enjoy your new purchase!Jan 13, 2011 at 8:02 am #1683485
@cwayman1Locale: East Tennessee, US
Questoutfitters sells the same linelocs, I believe, that TT's use. Good luck!
edit: just realized that someone else posted the same thing… many apologies =PJan 13, 2011 at 8:22 am #1683491
te – waBPL Member
hey Clint, those mustached balaclavas are hilarious!
Ben, I know of a place that sells these linelocs for cheap, and they have glow in dark style too.
i'll be back to give the link when i find it.Jan 13, 2011 at 8:25 am #1683492
I'd check out Outdoor Wilderness Fabrics as well….. they seem to have most of the buckles and latches….Jan 13, 2011 at 9:51 am #1683513
We have both the line locks http://arrowheadequipment.webs.com/apps/webstore/products/show/1483029 —at about as good of a price as can be found—$0.30 per
and a variety of cords that will not stretch like out utility line in 1.75mm http://arrowheadequipment.webs.com/apps/webstore/products/show/994110 Or out Dynaglide at 1.8mm http://arrowheadequipment.webs.com/apps/webstore/products/show/1805222
Just be aware that those lines do not pair well with the line locks as they are designed for 3mm–1/8th inch cords.
Arrowhead EquipmentJan 13, 2011 at 10:25 am #1683531
@mike_oLocale: Coastal NC
I've bought a bunch of stuff from Paul, good stuff and quick shipping.
I'm using 2.2 zing it in that style of lock. I haven't had it slip yet but do you think I need to go bigger?Jan 13, 2011 at 10:40 am #1683536
If it is holding for you great, I could not get a good grip in any of the lines I tried till I got up to 3mm. Pretty sure I tried the 2.2 but it has been a while since I tested all the various line we have now, lots of new ones since getting the line locks in stock.Jan 13, 2011 at 11:06 am #1683546
Thanks again, everyone.Jan 13, 2011 at 11:28 am #1683555
Daryl and DarylBPL Member
@lyrad1Locale: Pacific Northwest, USA, Earth
Thanks for the tip. I just ordered some line locks from you.
I like that you charge actual shipping. I've ordered things from some places and they tried to charge $14 shipping for a 3 ounce item.Jan 13, 2011 at 11:30 am #1683556
Do you carry 3mm guylines? How do they compare with Kelty Triptease?Jan 13, 2011 at 11:48 am #1683562
@ Daryl–You bet, glad to be able to help out. Just counted them out and they will be in the mail in the next hour or so.
@ Ben–Yes, I have a black 3mm line just lie triptease with the reflective tracer, the black color is a bit more subtle in the daytime though, still lights up great under your headlamp. Same tightly woven sheath over a poly core. I just sell it by the foot so you can get what you need rather than pre-packed footage like the triptease.
It's Here: http://arrowheadequipment.webs.com/apps/webstore/products/show/1415993
Middle of page 3 of the store.
We also do a guyline kit made from 450 pound tensile 1.75mm line that has prussic knots added for easy adjustment. This line will not stretch at all under load until you hit the max work load. The prussic's can be looped over your stakes or onto the corner tie outs of your shelter. Just slide the line though the prussic to take up the slack.
PaulJan 13, 2011 at 11:55 am #1683567
Thanks again, Paul. I still have some Triptease on hand. I was exploring whether there are thinner/lighter alternatives but reading your post, it looks like the linelocs won't have as firm a grip on the 2.2 or thinner cords. Oh well… Thanks for your info.Jan 13, 2011 at 12:13 pm #1683580
Not a problem Ben, I have been searching for a smaller version. Does not look like they make one yet but if enough of us ask then maybe someday there will be a viable option for those of us that know all we really need is 1mm line in the right material to be more than strong enough.Jan 16, 2011 at 10:42 am #1684739
Mike MBPL Member
someone(s) should write to ITW about getting one size smaller linelocs- plenty of smaller, suitable guyline- just need the apropriate size lineloc ladderlockJan 16, 2011 at 11:06 am #1684744
@socal-nomadLocale: North San Diego county
Itw/nexus makes the line locs and line loc side release buckles for cord. But they have stopped their sample program . Quest has the line loc 3 and I have talked to them about getting the line loc side release buckles.
I have found 2.75 mm cord from sterling rope works the best and is the most durable cordage for line locs.
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