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 Post subject: Tramp lacing question...
PostPosted: Thu Jun 22, 2006 6:58 am 
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Hi folks,

I just bought an '83 H14T and ran into a little trampoline lacing issue. That is to say, I went to relace my tramp after buying to length lines suggested (2 - 15' for aft lacing, 1 - 19' for the center) and came up desperately short in the center, a solid three feet of line. The two aft lines were fine in fact a little longer than necessary.

Now before I go buy some more line. I want to make sure I didn't screw anything up majorly. I've laced it in a zig-zag pattern, pulling tight at each grommit and clamping it down with a vicegrip to assure that I don't lose any tention as I go down. The lacing that I managed to get done is good and tight, as my tramp sounds like a nice drum if you hit it... (Okay maybe that a bit of an exageration but you get my drift).

So, any thoughts on what gives? Any advice on lacing a tramp?

Thanks,
-Chris

p.s. Anyone out there a Vermonter by any chance? Maybe in the Burlington area? ahh, wishful thinking.


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 Post subject: Double grommets?
PostPosted: Fri Jun 23, 2006 9:41 am 
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Double grommets?

Likely someone has added grommets between the original factory ones?

That would help explain the standard length line being short.

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 Post subject: double grommets
PostPosted: Wed Jun 28, 2006 9:42 am 
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Yeah my two used tramp sets each had extra grommets between the factory grommets, and i think i used around 31 to 33' of line for the lacing

on one set it was obvious because the new grommets were smaller in diameter.

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 28, 2006 8:08 pm 
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I had the exact same problem on my 16. It ended up taking exactly 25 feet of line to do it.


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