The Perfect Bungee

The Perfect Bungee, pictured here with a roll of duct tape, comes in a variety of vibrant colors and different fastening ends such as the typical hook, a snap ring and a fixed loop. The polyurethane material is designed to not crack, break, split, become brittle or scuff, and can withstand exposure to salt water, oil, ozone and even comes with a lifetime guarantee.
Photo by Jeff Strout
The Perfect Bungee, pictured here with a roll of duct tape, comes in a variety of vibrant colors and different fastening ends such as the typical hook, a snap ring and a fixed loop. The polyurethane material is designed to not crack, break, split, become brittle or scuff, and can withstand exposure to salt water, oil, ozone and even comes with a lifetime guarantee.
By Jeff Strout, Special to the BDN
Posted Nov. 09, 2011, at 3:53 p.m.

Who couldn’t use a good bungee cord?

A better question might be: “Is there a bungee cord around that I could rely on season after season, no matter where I need to use it?”

The trouble with most bungees is their longevity and strength. Who hasn’t seen one on the roadside, a hook missing or busted in half?

The folks at Just Ducky Products ( http://www.justduckyproducts.com) think they have the Perfect Bungee for your needs. And if your activities take you to the water, especially the ocean, you just might want to take a look.

Typical bungees don’t fare well when exposed to sun, water or extreme temperatures. The Perfect Bungee “is designed to not crack, break, split, become brittle or scuff, and can withstand exposure to salt water, oil, ozone and even comes with a lifetime guarantee.” They come in a wide variety of lengths, strengths and colors.

Boaters will find a wide variety of uses such as securing a boat to a trailer or dock and keeping tubes and fishing poles from flying out of the boat at higher speeds, the company says.

What sets the bungees aside from others is that they are made of polyurethane. They can stretch up to twice their original length, the company says.

If you check out the company’s website you’ll find a variety of products that range from the bungee to tie downs to pet leashes.

For the outdoors person there’s the Fixed-end Cord that attaches to any part of a boat or recreational vehicles and can be used for an endless number of applications. It has a heavy-duty nylon hook on one end and a secure nylon clip on the other. Suggested price: $4.72.

Then there’s the Loop-end Cord, probably one of the most versatile bungees you’ll ever use. It features a nylon hook or gated hook on one end and a molded loop on the other. Suggested price: $4.78.

If you’re looking to secure, say, a cooler to the rack of your four-wheeler, the Flex Web is worth a look. String several fixed-end cords together by using a central ring to create a 4-, 6-, or 8-arm web. The suggested price is $28.36 (for 6 arm).

A more heavy-duty application involves the 24-inch Boat Snubber that can withstand 1,000 pounds of pull and can accommodate up to a ¾-inch mooring line. The suggested price is $25.

For securing a load in the back of your pickup the Perfect Tie Down is worth a look. Attach the hook on one end to your vehicle, run the ¼-inch polyester rope over your load and into the high strength thermo plastic Delrin quick release on the other end. Clip it to the other side of your truck body and snug tight. It has a rated capacity of 350 pounds with a 75-pound working capacity and comes in a variety of colors. Packed two per package, suggested retail $35.96.

http://bangordailynews.com/2011/11/09/outdoors/gear-box/the-perfect-bungee/ printed on May 4, 2015