P.O. Box 4004 Huntsville, AL 35815
Ph: 256.508.3644
Fax: 256.650.5585


Bungee cords and Ratchet straps certainly have their place in the general purpose tie-down market. However, have you ever had the need to quickly tie something down or tie something together and a bungee cord or ratchet strap just wouldn't work? Maybe the bungee cord wasn't strong enough or long enough? Or maybe the ratchet strap was overkill and a hassle to get configured properly? These two devices are at opposite ends of the tie-down spectrum.

Take a bungee cord for example. It's a wonderful invention and it's usually very simple to use provided the hooks on each end fit your needs. However, it has to be stretched and then hooked on to something in order to stay in place. Then, the objects being tied down or together can still move as a bungee cord is not a static tie-down (i.e. it stretches). If the cord becomes slack it could even come unhooked. You also need to keep several different lengths handy and if the hooks on the end won't attach to what you need to tie down, then what? Ever had one of the hooks on the end scratch something valuable? Most bungee cords can't handle heavy loads either. If the cord breaks, gets cut or dry rots then you have to throw it away and buy another one. And since they can't easily be folded or rolled up, where do you store them when you're done using them?

Ratchet straps address a number of the limitations of the bungee cord. First they are a static tie-down device and the can usually handle very heavy loads. They can typically be sized to fit most applications as well. But what if what you are tying down doesn't have a place to put the big hook that is on each end? The ratchet is heavy and bulky and can scratch fragile items. In most cases if the strap gets cut you have to throw the whole thing away. Sometimes they aren't very easy to keep in place while you are ratcheting them tight. They look so nice and neat on the shelf of the store but once you open the package it's never the same. Storage can be a problem and they usually have to be untangled before they can be used again.

The LeverKnot® bridges the gap between bungee cords and ratchet straps while also combining some of their features. In addition, it adds a few unique features of it's own.

The LeverKnot:

  • Is a static tie-down.
  • Configures easily for many tie-down applications.
  • Is easy to adjust.
  • Can handle significantly heavier loads than a bungee cord.
  • Doesn't have to be thrown away if the rope breaks.
  • Stores easily.

In the above picture the LeverKnot is on the right in it's stored state with 2 hooks and over 6 feet of 3/16 diameter rope. On the left is a 1 inch wide ratchet strap in it's "stored" state.

See some of the applications for the LeverKnot.

Check out How It Works and the Basic Use sections to find out how the LeverKnot may be able to meet some of your tie-down needs.


The LeverKnot is made in the U.S.A. and protected under U.S. Patent Number 6,839,942.

P.O. Box 4004 Huntsville, AL 35815
Ph: 256.508.3644
Fax: 256.650.5585