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 switch to descent. I've been using a figure 8 repel device but didn't have it so grabbed a twist lock carabiner and clipped in a Hunter hitch. Unclipped my main attachment and leaned back to descend about 35 feet. As I did the munter managed to open the gate of the carabiner and unravel to a straight pass through and I was left gripping the line and picking up speed quickly on descent. It took about 6 feet for me to pull my left hand off the safety knot and push it up, and it caught me! I can see how this is/was an operator error, but share to encourage others who might save themselves from a fall, for any myriad of operator errors, using this or another hitch on a seperate backup safety chord.