Texsport Shock Cord Repair Kit
How to Install.
Pretty standard shock cord. The amount given is more than some kits and was more than enough to redo all poles on my 3 pole 4 man tent.
How to install:
The best way to install this is to tie the cord to a piece of small diameter nylon line about 15' long. Use a vacuum cleaner to suck the line trough a tent pole. Keep doing that until you have the line through all the tent poles. This is much easier than the method suggested in the directions.
September 15, 2011
Just what I needed
Better installation than provided roll of stiff wire....Use your shop vac to suck a section of thread longer that the fiberglass pole when assembled through all or part of the flexible pole. be certain to tie off the bitter end so you don't have to retrieve it from the vacuum canister! Tie the thread on the end of the bungee cord and pull it back through..........the rest of the provided directions worked well.
September 10, 2012
This was the perfect kit to renew the old shock cord on my 30 year old dome tent. Easy to run throught the fiberglass rods. Not too small, not too big. I didn't use the wire to push the cord through (too hard to use). I just pushed it through by hand. I set the tension with an ounce scale (kind of like a fish scale for 3 lb fish). I set it to 18oz pull for a 12 ft long pole. Then tie off and cut. Then string the next pole. perfect!
May 31, 2012
great quick fix
My grandson accidentally broke one of my long shock cord poles - broke the cord, that is. I needed a quick way to repair the pole since we all love to sleep out in the tent in the back yard. This kit made it an easy chore to repair the pole and get the tent back up. The only drawback is the wire to thread the new cord is coiled tightly and difficult to keep straight.
September 2, 2010