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My favorite cheap trick is to get two lengths of the smallest sized pvc pipe that I can find and then drill two parellel holes in the side near the very end of one of them (I'll call this the first pipe and the other the second pipe) I then tie loops shockchord tightly through the holes. (If the pvc pipes are too short a buy couples and glue them to one end and screw to the other so I can disassemble them for storage).
I pass the end of the second PVC pipe through one loop of shock chord. Leaving a 3-4" tail, I then pass a loop at the end of the line that I want to reeve over the end of the second pvc pipe and then pass the second pvc pipe through the second loop.
I then feed the line up the boom and when I have the end of it in hand, I pull out the second tube releasing the line and then remove the first tube.
This set up is cheap to make, and works every time.
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