I've only climbed with it using a michaocan so far with the thimble set just like u did there. It was a 5 over 1 with the same 8mm ocean poly cord used for the distel hitch that comes with the hipstar flex CE lanyard. It's not bad and is much better than just the strap without thimble but I've only climbed on it for a few hours yesterday.
It's because of the knotted terminations... I see now I think I need to learn how to sew something to shorten the distance between the eyes and thimbleIdk if we have the same thimble but they look identical on here but when I set it up on my 11mm velocity, it holds looks like it holds the climb line farther away from the carabiner than yours does... And I cut my thimble and shortened the strap to try to close the gap hoping it would respond quicker when tending by hand. When tending with my foot (pulling straight down), it's perfect but by hand (pulling up) its not as smooth as I want it to be.
@rico, have you tried turning the Michoacán 180 degrees like Reed’s picture, it’s called a Petroacan, or Scaffold Hitch?Tough to beat a dialed in Wrench setup with a short tether and a 4 wrap Michoachan. My go-to ride. How do you like the new HC pulley? Looks beautiful....
This is what I run, and it looks just like Reeds hitch (sans the extra wrap).