950 lbs. Ridgeline Kit

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  1. IA Woodsman

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    I have been using this on my hammock set up for over a year.

    Lightweight and very strong is the best way to describe this Ridgeline Kit. The main line is 30’ long with a fixed loop on one side and is made of 950 lbs. test braided Technora. The prusiks are a tied and sealed continuous loop made from 400 lbs. test braided Technora. Once tied the loops can stay attached to the main line for ease of set up in the future.

    What is included-

    1- 30’ 950 lbs. test ridgeline

    2- 400 lbs. test prusik loops

    2- "S" Biners

    950 Technora Ridgeline Kit

    $24.00
     
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    Never considered doing a prusik on the ridge line. That is a great idea.
     
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  3. IA Woodsman

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    They work well for most application.
     
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    Looks like a beefed up version of my Dutchware continuous ridgeline.


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  5. IA Woodsman

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    Not sure what that is, but it sounds cool.
     
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    Same principal, but crazy light.
    Soft shackle prussik's are used for adjustments and centering the tarp.
    Not trying to jack your thread.
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    I'm gonna start using the prusik instead of the taught-line hitch. Awesome idea.
     
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    prusik is a wonderful knot for what it was made for, no slip with pressure. the taught line was made to slip so in a windstorm you have a little give so you don't rip out your grommets, loose your stakes and have the tent fall over on you. both have there place but they don't replace each other. I once watched a man climb a flagpole using prusik knots, one on a seat one on a foot loop. he got to the top, painted the ball with spray paint then painted with a brush all the way down. it was impressive.
     
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    I was using taught-line hitch for my guy lines.
    Are you saying, you're going to attach prusiks to your guy lines and then attach your tarp tabs/ D-rings via toggles or biner?

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    Nope, I can just use a sheet bend to attach to the prusik. The prusik can be some small lengths of paracord tied off to make loops. I set the prusik, and attach the line I want to the prusik with a sheet bend (double, if needed).
     
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    Slick!
    I like it.
    Thank you for clearing that up.

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    Sorry, responded in post above.

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  13. IA Woodsman

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    In stock!!
     
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    Back in stock!!
     
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    Do you have to use any special knots with the Technora?
     
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    I have had no issues with standard knots.
     
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    I'm curious.. You mention ridgeline only. I'm assuming this isn't rated for actual body weight, so not meant for hammock hanging.. If not, then what is the point of a super duper strong line for a ridgeline? It seems it's a bit of an overkill? Why not just use bankline, if you're looking for strong but light? I'm honestly curious so please educate me :)
     
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    Snow weight, wind endurance, and when you tie knots in any rope or line it can reduce the breaking strength by up to 30%. The Technora lines also have a very low stretch which equates to your shelter staying more taut. When you shelter is taught and set well, it gives you the maximum protection from the elements. Bankline is made for fishing, it works well for some survival and bushcraft applications. It would be way down the line as far as choices for ridgelines go. Hope that helps.
     
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    Yes, very good information, thanks!
     
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    @IA Woodsman looking forward to these being available again! any ETA?
     
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    great, thanks! I'll hold off on ordering my tie out kits
     
  26. IA Woodsman

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    Back in stock
     
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    awesome! ordered one this morning
     
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    We have a few of these in stock
     
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    Any info on these being restocked? I'm also looking for a set of tie out lines.

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    Very soon, sorry for the wait.
     
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    These are in stock
     
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    getting one tonight
     
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    We have a few in stock
     
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    I ordered one and have been able to test it out twice. I've been very happy with the purchase! The stake tie outs are great too! I'm glad I don't need to carry as much bulky paracord anymore.
     
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