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Samson "Zing-it" (2.2mm)

 
4.4 (2)

Zing-It_22

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2 reviews

Overall rating 
 
4.4
Type of Use 
 
3.0  (2)
Frequency of Use 
 
4.0  (2)
Durability 
 
5.0  (2)
Technical Skill Required 
 
4.5  (2)
Ease of Use 
 
3.5  (2)
Safety 
 
4.5  (2)
Overall rating 
 
4.5
Type of Use 
 
5.0
Frequency of Use 
 
4.0
Durability 
 
5.0
Technical Skill Required 
 
5.0
Ease of Use 
 
3.0
Safety 
 
5.0

Zing It throwline- 2.2mm

This yellow Zing works well. It ties on great with a slipped clove to your bag.



Make sure you burn and fuse the ends.



After reading the other reviews, I guess it's fair to mention that I always use a way oversize container to flake this stuff in. Usually a dairy crate, but small plastic buckets work well too. You won't get too many tangles, but the ones you do get will become hellish. The only time I deploy it from anything "small" is aloft from a line mug. The wider your opening to flake into, the less of a chore it is.



A good trick when you take it in, if it's all on the ground, is to walk away from the other end before you start flaking. It is less likely to tangle if there is even a little dragging resistance while you take it in. If you can get 100 or 200ft away, flaking goes like a breeze and it untwists itself. (Unless you're silly enough to leave the throwbag on it.)



I also like dairy crates because you can easily tie a small length of line to the bottom, and then use a slipped bowline to attach the Zing to the tied piece. Great for when you don't have as much as you need - it doesn't get away from you.



Technical Skill? No, it's a piece of string. Ease of Use? Ahhh, something different. It's fair to say that if you know how to tie a few knots and have some experience this stuff will be more of a friend to you than if you are a total novice.



It's so very strong - I love the fact that I can "dead" small branches without having to place a real line up there. And this durability comes in really handy when there is a problem getting your lifeline up and around the crotch, or of it becomes tangled in a branch. You can realy beat the hell out of this line and it takes it like a champ. I give it a 5 for durability and safety because it is very strong for what it is.



I have so many throw lines around, and almost all of them are the yellow Zing 2.2. - The price is right.

I keep 4 or 5 dairy crates with flip lines, this way I can place several throwlines and just have them waiting until the day when I have time to pull a lifeline through and climb. Or, if I have tree work and I have to grab a recreational line, I put a Zing in its place so I don't have to re-throw.

It's good to have lots of throwlines. When you are climbing a tree that is near the one you want to get into next, you toss it in and then wait as long as you need until you use it. (I have maybe 20 climbing trees on my property.)

Overall rating 
 
4.3
Type of Use 
 
1.0
Frequency of Use 
 
4.0
Durability 
 
5.0
Technical Skill Required 
 
4.0
Ease of Use 
 
4.0
Safety 
 
4.0

My favorite

Great throwline if you like the skinny stuff. If you're used to Slickline or other heavy throwline you'll have to go through an adjustment period. Alows you to throw higher with less weight. Say good-bye and good riddance to 16 oz throwbags. 10 oz bag works well for most situations.



Works very well with Big Shot or other large slingshots.



You need to take the coils out of it when you first take it off the spool. I do this by running the whole length back and forth through my hands 3 or 4 times before throwing for the first time. You can also thread it through a couple of small trees or fence posts on the ground, pull it back and forth a couple of times to take the coils out.



When you're throwing you can't just flake it on the ground unless you're on a perfectly clean lawn. Best to flake it onto a small ground cloth or shirt or in a folding cube. Can also be flaked into and thrown out of the large size New Tribe throwline storage bag (yellow bag).



Probably best to start with 2.2mm and then graduate to the 1.75mm if you want to get even higher throws. The 1.75mm is finicky and requires great patience and line management skills.

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