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WTB bungee making supplies?

Discussion in 'Southwestern Region' started by segraves1, Apr 16, 2009.

  1. segraves1

    segraves1 Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 50 - 99
    Location: Fountain Hills, AZ
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    I want to make some bungee cords to tie off/hold/etc things. I would think I "can" order the stuff online but I'm looking for a local place I could just drive to and get it (simpler). Is there such a place here in Phoenix that would sell bulk (by the foot) bungee cord, the clamps, etc.?

    Thanks,
    Chris


    Side note: Just got a 7' miflex hose today and installed it on my primary. This stuff is REALLY NICE (can't wait to dive it)! Price wise its only $5-$10 more than regular rubber hose but is not only lighter but more flexible and would think stronger (abrasion resistant). I'll be getting a 22" or 24" to replace the rubber hose on my backup. FYI
     
  2. vondo

    vondo Manta Ray

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Aurora, IL
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    REI and places like that sell it by the foot.
     
  3. segraves1

    segraves1 Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 50 - 99
    Location: Fountain Hills, AZ
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    REI (the sporting goods stores)?

    do they have the "clamps" (staple looking things) and tools as well?
     
  4. vondo

    vondo Manta Ray

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Aurora, IL
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    Yes, that REI. It's called shock cord. I don't know what clamps you mean exactly. I've always either used a knot or a small ziptie to hold things together.
     
  5. fkostyun

    fkostyun Divemaster Candidate

    # of Dives: 50 - 99
    Location: Ahwatukee (Phoenix), AZ
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    I have the miflex hoses myself - and absolutly LOVE them - I've had them for over a year now (no where near as many dives on them as I'd want to) - but they have done great.
     
  6. booth22

    booth22 Instructor, Scuba

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    Sport Chalet also carries the shock cord- it should be on a spool by the climbing supplies. Not sure about the clamps, we also just tie the cord in knots. No problems thus far.
     
  7. Tom Az

    Tom Az Dive Travel Professional

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Phoenix, AZ
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    Check out West Marine. That is where i purchased my supplies. The have the shock cord and marine safe fasteners
     
  8. AZ Desert Diver

    AZ Desert Diver Instructor, Scuba

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Phoenix, AZ
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    Here is the right place to go to! These guys have 5-7 different diameters of bungee. It is an upholstery store; I bet you can find your clamps there as well. I've been going here for years and it is SOOO cheap.

    Tempe Sales Co.
    412 W Broadway Rd
    Tempe, AZ 85282
    (480) 967-4811‎
     
  9. segraves1

    segraves1 Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 50 - 99
    Location: Fountain Hills, AZ
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    I went to west and REI.

    West has shock cord but most of it is white. 1/8inch cord at West is $0.60 a foot. The have the clamp rings but no smaller than for 3/16inch.

    REI has LOTS to choose from (I got black) and 1/8inch from them is $0.15 a foot. No clamp rings. I also got 5foot of Velcro for $1.50.

    FYI
     
  10. SCUBAholicEd

    SCUBAholicEd Nassau Grouper

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Mesa, AZ
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    I get alot of my dive hard ware and Surgical tubing here:

    Reef Scuba
    http://www.reefscuba.com
    1-800-633-4837

    Let me know where you find the clamps.
     

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