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Submitted: 02-20-2014 by graberd
After having the tie downs for about 6 years, I tend to use them at all times (in place of straps), as the kayak feels much more secure on top of my car. This is a plus that is different from what they are sold for - to reduce theft, but just as important to me.
A negative - over time, I think the straps may shrink a little; and the metal cord may come out of the fabric. Nevertheless, I am now about to buy another pair...