Shock cord fittings from Bouncing Rabbit: our products described.
Plastic Hooks for 3-8mm Shock Cord
Self-Assembly and Quick-Fit Hooks for 5 and 8mm diameter Shock Cord
Now you can make your own luggage/bungee straps and get the exact length you need. These are extremely strong black nylon hooks which use a clever self-locking collar to form an extremely strong union that is easily self-assembled. Buy the length of shock cord you need and use the hooks to make up a strap of the exact length that you want to fit your trailer, boat, pick-up etc. The all-plastic design produces a corrosion free assembly ideal for outside, automotive and marine use.
The 8mm hooks can be attached to either a single end of 8mm cord or to two ends of 5mm cord. This arrangement can be used to make 5mm luggage nets, purpose made 5mm cord 'webs' or to make elastic loops attached to single hooks. The 5mm hooks are designed to attach to a single strand of 5mm shock cord and can be used to make thinner, lightweight luggage/bungee straps of specific length as well as purpose-made nets and webs.
See our Fitting Instructions page for assembly details.
Self-Assembly Hooks for 8mm diameter shock cord
Quick-Fit Hooks for 8mm diameter shock cord
Supplied in packs of 6, 12 or 50
Overall assembled hook length 71mm
Max external width 28mm
Inner width of hook 12mm.
Self-Assembly Hooks for 5mm diameter shock cord
Make your own lightweight straps / nets. Make a lightweight stretch cord of the exact length you need.
Extremely simple two piece, click-together, design offers ultimate ease of use but makes a very secure fix to a strong, lightweight, hook. Suitable for 3 and 4mm diameter elastic shock cord. Buy the length of shock cord you need and use the hooks to make up a strap or net of the exact size that you want for your particular application. The all-plastic design produces a corrosion free assembly ideal for outside, sports, camping, automotive and marine use.
To assemble simply slip the collar over the cut end of the cord, knot the cord, and push the collar onto the hook. Two spring out clips on the hook engage with lugs in the collar to form a neat and secure fixing.
Supplied in packs of 6, 12 or 50
Adjustable and re-useable "Easy Hooks" for 6-8mm elastic shock cord
An alternative to our popular self-assembly hooks which also fit 6 and 7mm diameter cord, these hooks can be easily repositioned on the cord to make fully adjustable straps. They are very strong hooks which feature a lightweight 'tounge' that clips over the tip of the hook to make it completely secure in use. Again, the all-plastic design produces a corrosion free assembly ideal for outside, automotive and marine use.
To fit, just thread the cord through the hole in the base, pull through the hole in the side and pull back down through the slotted hole in the base to lock the cord into position. The hooks can easily be re-positioned on the cord to make fully adjustable straps and can be removed and re-used. For best results we recommend that you work with a clean-cut cord end. Wrap the cord in a thin tape (i.e. sellotape) and cut through using a sharp (Stanley-type) knife. Keep the tape in place to stop the sheath from fraying as you thread it through the hook. Once in place, cord ends can be neatly sealed with a little heat-shrink sleeving of the type used for electrical cables.
Supplied in packs of 6, 12 or 50
Auto-locking, adjustable and re-useable heavy-duty plastic gated hooks for 8-10mm shock cord / bungee / elastic rope
A variant to our standard adjustable hooks, these strong, auto-locking, gated, hooks are for elastic shock cord from 8 to 10mm diameter. Very easy to assemble. No tools needed. Just thread the cord through and pull it into place. Very secure in use, but easily re-positioned on the cord. Removable and re-useable.The all-plastic design produces a corrosion free assembly ideal for outside, automotive and marine use.Just thread the cord up through the hook base, pull it around the back of the hook to engage with the top of the tapered slot and then feed the end back down through the base. Repeat the procedure whenever you want to re-position the hook on the cord. For best results we recommend that you work with a clean-cut cord end. Wrap the cord in a thin tape (i.e. sellotape) and cut through using a sharp (Stanley-type) knife or heat-seal the cord end.
Dimensions: Overall hook length: 64mm, max. external width: 48mm (with gate closed), max. thickness: 26mm (at base) inner width of hook slot: 20mm.
Strong, durable and made weather-resistant by a thick black plastic coating, these traditional-style steel wire spiral hooks offer a great value solution to making up bungees, luggage straps, tie-downs and all manner of fittings to the exact length you need. Ideal for all manner of camping, boating, gardening, agricultural, automotive and general outdoor applications. Fit by folding over cord end and securing with a hog-ring (hog-ring pliers required) or twist of stiff wire. The folded end can then be retracted into the wire spiral for a neat finish. Please test your fixing and make sure it is strong enough for the required application.
6mm Hook Dimensions: Overall length 65mm, max. external width 27mm, inner width of hook 18mm, spiral base internal diameter 7-11mm.
8mm Hook Dimensions: Overall length 70mm, max. external width 30mm, inner width of hook 21mm, spiral base internal diameter 9-12mm.
10mm Hook Dimensions: Overall length 76mm, max. external width 32mm, inner width of hook 22mm, spiral base internal diameter 11-15mm.
Carbine hooks (also called "Snap Hooks") provide a highly convenient and very strong end-termination for elastic shock cord. They feature a spring loaded gate which allows them to be quickly and securely attached to a wide range of fixing points. For attachment instructions, please see our Joining and Fixing page.
We supply three sizes of carbine hook in zinc-plated mild steel:-
Small Carbine Hooks (for 6-8mm cord)
Medium Carbine Hooks (for 8-10mm cord)
Large Carbine Hooks (for 12-14mm cord)
Steel Cord Clamps
Cord clamps are of two-piece, zinc-plated, mild steel construction. The two lengths of cord to be joined are slipped between the two halves of the clamp which are then tightened together using the nuts provided to make an extremely strong union. They are adjustable and re-useable.
We supply two sizes of cord clamps in zinc-plated mild steel:-
Small Cord Clamps (for 6-8mm cord)
Large Cord Clamps (for 10-12mm cord)
These, easy to fit (and remove), toggles provide a 'T-bar' style end termination for 8mm diameter elastic shock cord which is ideal for securing tarpaulins and fabrics fitted with eyelets. These fittings are ideal for banners, marquees, tents and gazebos. When fitted, the cord end with the toggle may be passed through an eyelet of 15mm internal diameter or greater. Once through, a slot in the toggle side allows it to be rotated at right angles to the cord giving a secure hold on the sheet material.
To fit, the cord end is passed lengthwise through the body of the toggle, which has a tapered internal bore. When it emerges from the toggle body a clip fitted around the cord end prevents it from being pulled back through the tapered bore in service. The clip and cord end are concealed within the toggle body when the cord is tensioned. Different types of clip may be used. For relatively light-duty applications (pull-out force up to about 150N) we recommend one of our small (2.5mm, for 5-8mm cord) cord ties as a clip. Fully tighten the tie around the cord end, trim closely, and pull back into the toggle body for a neat finish. For a more permanent fix, metal 'hog-rings',fitted using suitable pliers, may be used for the same purpose.
To make a "toggle and hook" fitting, terminate the other end of the cord with one of our plastic or steel hooks. These can then be used to secure a banner, tarpaulin or tent direct to a fixed point. Alternatively, the cord can be looped around a bar, frame or scaffold and hooked back to itself. These "toggle-and-hook fittings" are quickly and easily self-assembled allowing the user to select the exact length of cord required for any application. They can also be dismantled and the components re-used.
toggles can be used with our 5mm diameter shock cord to make your own a "toggle
and loop" fitting. A loop is made up from 5mm cord, the two ends passed
through the toggle together (as for a single strand of 8mm cord) and
either knotted or tied using one of our plastic cord ties. The loop of
5mm cord is then pulled back at right angles through the slot in the
toggle, drawing the knot into the toggle body and forming a neat
fitting ideal for securing fabric within a
Self-Fitting Toggles (T-bar end fittings) for 6 or 8mm (single) shock cords or twin 5 or 6mm cord ends, White.At last! A large toggle (or 'T-bar' end piece) that can be securely fitted to a single shock cord, or shock cord loop by hand and without any tools. Very easy to fit and very strong. These large toggles are ideal for securing tarpaulins banners, marquees, tents, market stalls and gazebos. The toggles can be fitted to a single strand of 6-8mm diameter shock cord or to two strands of either 5 or 6mm shock cord to form a 'toggle and loop' fitting (typically used to attach a canvas or banner to either a fixed point or by wrapping around a frame and fixing back to the toggle).
For best results we recommend that you work with a clean-cut cord end. Wrap the cord in a thin tape (i.e. sellotape) and cut through using a sharp (Stanley-type) knife or heat-seal the cord end.
To fit, simply push the cord through the wide end of the fitting and all the way through its length. At the other end of the fitting, the toggle body is divided laterally into four segments each of which has a small tooth moulded into its internal surface. Push the four segments apart from one another to separate the teeth and allow the cord to pass all the way through the body of the fitting until the cut end of the cord is parallel with the very end of the fitting. The locking cap is then pushed on from this end, closing the segments together and pushing the teeth into the cord. Push the locking cap all the way to the end of the segments where it will click into place, giving a smooth finished appearance to the outer surface of the toggle. Finally, pull the projecting length of cord through the slot in the main body of the toggle and into the keyhole-shaped central aperture to create the T-shape.
Dimensions: Length (assembled): 62mm, Diameter: 15mm
Cord Locks for 2-8mm Elastic Shock Cord
Cord locks have become standard for a multitude of cord fastening applications. They are adjustable stoppers (or toggles) fitted to cords to prevent them retracting into fabric enclosures within garment, bags etc. They are also the method of choice for attaching two cord lengths to form a self-securing drawstring. All our cord locks are supplied in packs of 4, 10 or 50.
Barrel-style Cord Locks for 4-5mm diameter cord
The classic barrel design of these cord locks gives a good grip which, with the large button, provides for ease of use in wet and slippery conditions and with gloved hands. These black plastic locks are suitable for single or double cords of 3 or 4mm diameter and will accommodate a single 5mm diameter cord.
Dimensions: Maximum height (with toggle fully raised): 28mm, Diameter: 14mm.
Oval Cord Locks for 5-6mm diameter cord
The robust oval design of these cord locks, with ridged toggle and base and sculpted sides, gives them a 'chunky' feel and great grip in the wet. These black Polyethylene locks feature a (nickel-free) plated steel spring making them suitable for periodic exposure to the elements; so ideal for outdoor clothing and equipment which is usually stored under cover. They are ideally suited for single cords of either 5 or 6mm diameter or they will take two strands of 4mm diameter cord.
Dimensions: Maximum height (with toggle fully raised): 30mm, Width: 17mm, Thickness: 11.5mm
Jumbo Barrel-style Cord Locks for large (6-8mm) diameter cord
Our largest cord locks, these have a barrel design similar to the classic barrel locks and, like them, giving a good grip which, with the extra-large button, provides for ease of use in wet and slippery conditions and with gloved hands. These black plastic locks are suitable for cords of 6-8mm diameter, although they are a tight fit on 8mm cord and we recommend fitting according to the following instructions. Unfortunately, this product has now been discontinued by the manufacturers so that only limited stock is now available, please contact us for details.
Dimensions: Maximum height (with toggle fully raised): 35mm, Diameter: 16mm.
Fitting Instructions Jumbo Barrel Locks on 8mm diameter cord
Twin Hole (Double) Cord Locks for 3-4mm cord
Suitable for 3-4mm diameter cord, these black, nylon, cord locks are designed to accommodate two strands of 3-4mm cord, thus avoiding the need for two separate cord locks on a single item. They are hard wearing and suitable for outdoor use.
Dimensions: Width: 25mm Height (fully extended without cord): 21mm Depth: 10mm
Twin hole (double) cord locks for 4-5mm diameter cord. Compact design.
These black plastic cord locks are designed to accommodate two strands of 4-5mm cord, thus avoiding the need for two separate cord locks on a single item. They are hard wearing and suitable for outdoor use. Their compact design (height of about 25mm in use) and rounded profile, yet with the capacity to take large diameter cord, makes them discrete and versatile.
Dimension: Width 17mm, Height (fully extended without cord) 30mm, Depth 9mm (max).
Twin hole (double) cord locks for 4-5mm diameter cord. Long-bodied, high grip, design.
These black plastic cord locks are designed to accommodate two strands of 4-5mm cord, thus avoiding the need for two separate cord locks on a single item. They are hard wearing and suitable for outdoor use. The long-body (35-40mm) gives a particularly good grip for ease of use in wet and slippery situations and/or with gloved hands.
Dimensions: Width 15mm, Height (fully extended without cord) 40mm, Depth 8mm (max).
Rectangular, weatherproof, all plastic, cord locks for 3-4mm cord
Ideal for spray decks, kayak covers, and many other marine and outdoor uses. These rectangular style locks give a firm grip on either single or double strands of cord from 3-4mm diameter. Their 'chunky' design provides a good grip in a difficult (marine/outdoor) environment and provides a large surface area against a fabric face. They are of all-plastic (acetal) constuction including the spring, which makes them ideal for outdoor and marine applications and are the lock of choice for spray decks, kayak covers etc. When fitting these locks to cord loops, consider using our cord clips (see our other items) to enhance grip and prevent the loop being inadvertently drawn back through the lock.
Dimensions: Maximum height (with toggle fully raised): 30mm Width: 18mm Thickness: 8mm
Golf Ball Cord Ends
These black plastic cord ends are a 'heavy-duty' version of our popular zip cord ends (see above) and fix to either one or two strands of cord. They can be used as a simple cord end or as a zip puller (forming a loop with a short piece of cord) or drawstring end for use with a cord lock. The fitting is slightly chunkier than our standard zip ends and shaped to provide a good, secure, finger grip even with gloved hands. It is easy to fit with a simple 'snap over' closure. Three rows of internal spikes make a secure grip to either one or two strands of cord. Suitable for either 3 or 4mm diameter cord. This product is currently unavailable, but we are seeking a new supplier and hope to have new stock later in 2015.
Snap Over Cord Ends
These black nylon cord ends do not require the cord to be knotted but snap over the cord end in a one-time operation trapping it within a self-locking body. Forms a rectangular 'tab' with an open base which allows the cord to show through if required. Suitable for 3 and 4mm diameter cord.
Fitting dimensions (assembled): length 20mm, width 10mm, thickness 8mm (max).
These black, nylon, clips 'snap-on' to provide agrip on a length or loop of cord. They are free-sliding on 3 or 4mm diameter cord and can be fitted to 5mm diameter cord in a fixed position. They are a neater, 'hi-tech', alternative to beads and can be used to ensure that a loop of cord is not pulled clear of a cord lock.
Fitting dimensions (assembled): length 15mm, width 8mm, thickness 7mm.