The innovative, patented Figure 9 is a cord tightener that tightens, tensions and secures cords without using knots. The result is a hassle-free alternative to tying and untying difficult knots and having ropes and cords quickly lose tension. Constructed from strong aluminum and featuring a carabiner clip that attaches to any fixed anchor point, it is the ultimate cord tightening mechanism. The Nite Ize Figure 9 carabiner tightens, tensions and secures ropes without knots. Whether tethering a canoe to your vehicle, anchoring boxes to a dolly or bundling wood, this carabiner secures large loads quickly and keeps tension where you need it. Loop your rope through its strategically designed prongs, pull it tight and it stays that way. A smart alternative to complicated cam-locking tensioning devices and bungee cords, the Figure 9 carabiner also controls the release of high tension, avoiding sudden and dangerous unloading.