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  1. jaredtritz

    Friction Hitch Questions

    I tied these other three to see tonight, and I think I'm going to file them as "maybe knots" and "probably knots". They are interesting variants but I found them less desirable than the Blake's hitch and the bail tail variant. Thanks for sharing though! I may revisit them again... sometimes it...
  2. jaredtritz

    Friction Hitch Questions

    Well, I think b/c I use it as a safety tail, and as such it can bail you out of a tough fall, calling it a "bail tail" would suffice and be reminding of it's purpose.
  3. jaredtritz

    Friction Hitch Questions

    The hitch is a bit clearer here. Though I hesitate to admit this, I made a bad mistake last week and had this hitch, and my safety backup catch me. I keep this hitch tied in above all else (except sometimes my hand ascender) on a safety backup attachment. I finished work and was ready to...
  4. jaredtritz

    Friction Hitch Questions

    Using a nylon chord, 8mm, fairly supple and fine weave sheath. I've tried it with a couple diff ropes and with the laced eye chord pictured too and they all seem to work similar. I refrain from fast descent and always tie a second backup hitch on a longer cord, seperate carabiner, attched to...
  5. jaredtritz

    Friction Hitch Questions

    I used it up and down several times in the rain today and it doesn't bind for me. Sometimes I have to break it free on transition to ascent but it breaks easy and stays broke, the micro pulley really helps get under it for that, doesn't require loosening a leg or stage, just a nice even push...
  6. jaredtritz

    Friction Hitch Questions

    Here is a hitch I've been using for SRT that some of you might be interested in trying. I was using a distal, tied as in the image labeled A, which I used in conjunction with a rope wrench for quite a while. I noticed that this hitch would jam and that when it did it seemed to be due to...
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