Would love a video showing how you tie, dress and set this. I can't quite figure it out from the pic. First time I've ever seen the e2e tethered right to the bridge. Cool idea!View attachment 39845 View attachment 39844 View attachment 39843
This is what I use, a slightly modified vt. I went the same way as your friend at first by going long to introduce more friction. They would work at first but most would tighten up with the tails getting longer until the hitch locked up after repeated ascending and descending. The pictures show the front, side and back views. The knot is just an overhand with the tails. I tried various other knots but they wouldn't tighten up until a load was applied and then one leg would be longer than the other.
Thanks @SomethingWitty for posting that video. So you don't need the ring that your buddy shows?
Thanks @N.e.Tree for verifying that it is the correct way to tie it. It was hard to tell from the pictures that @Steve Connally showed in the other thread. Do you know if there is an official name for it?
Edit: Sorry, but the pictures are back, side and than front.