Ball bungees are used to attach your tarp to the canopy frame. All of our featured tarps come with grommets every 12", 18" and 36". The ball bungees are inserted through each grommet hole and then wrapped around the pipe to secure the tarp to the frame. Choose from our selection of sizes 6", 9", 11" and 13".
|The ball bungee tie has become the most widely used fastening accessory for outdoor canopies. Several different lengths are available for purchase but choosing the correct length for your application can be confusing. Generally, The ball bungee ties come in 6”, 9”, 11” and 13” lengths. The most commonly used and universal size is the 9”. If you are unsure about what size is best for your needs it is always best to go with a longer length rather than a shorter length like the 6”. The longer ball bungees can be wrapped around the pole as many times as necessary until the desired tightness has been achieved.|
In addition to length, the ball bungee is also available in different quality grades. Often referred to as Premium and Economy, the ball bungee is offered at different prices according to the country of origin. The economic canopy ball tie is usually manufactured in China and has a shorter life expectancy than that of the premium. Known for better quality elastic rubber products, premium ball bungee ties are manufactured in Indonesia and have the ability to resist sun degradation for a longer period of time.
Ball bungees are sold in a variety of bag quantities. Determining how many ball ties are needed for your tarp cover can be broken down into a simple formula. Most tarps have grommets spacing every 18”. For example, the formula to determine the amount of ball bungees for a 10’ x 10’ cover would look like the following (10 + 10 x 2 / 1.5 = 26 ball ties). It is better to buy a bag that contains more than you need so that you have replacements available when needed. Ball bungee ties should be changed as loss in elasticity is discovered.