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PostPosted: March 15th, 2015, 3:41 pm 
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I heard about this a long time ago from somewhere, so its old news. But I am amazed it took me so long to finally remember, and so last summer I rigged my tarp with elastic hair ties to bundle up the guy lines. I like to keep 6 guy lines permanently on my tarp (4 corners and 2 sides), and just using a cinch wrap on the coiled up lines sometimes slips out, or side coils not used are hanging in the way or uncoiling. These little hair ties weigh nothing, cost next to nothing, and simply loop onto the tarp tie out loops. If you run your line back through them as shown below, they will not slip off. Coil the line up in your normal way around your fingers (X coil method between thumb and pinky works great), then cinch, and then loop twice with the hair tie and it will be secure and not tangle with other lines.

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P.S. That is 2.2 mm Zing-It line on the CCS tarp.

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PostPosted: March 15th, 2015, 4:31 pm 
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Great idea. I'm going to do that right now

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PostPosted: March 18th, 2015, 7:58 pm 
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A super cool idea. Thank you for sharing / posting.

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PostPosted: March 24th, 2015, 8:18 pm 
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I carry a handful of the hair ties with the 2 plastic balls. They are handy for holding all kinds of small things in place including holding fishing rods.


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PostPosted: October 25th, 2020, 7:12 am 
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gotta love little tweaks yielding big advantages.
thanks hoop,


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