cinch buckle knot
I have a fairly consistent problem with my cinch buckles. The rope comes from the hammock and attaches to the CB in what is probably a prussick, or at least my attempt at same. I think I end up with about 5 or 6 loops of 3.8 mm spyder around the CB. But after I tighten the RL and then hang in it, often the knot will slip side ways, causing the little crossbar to get jammed at a diagonal. This makes it very difficult to adjust and /or undo. If this happens, I must struggle to completely loosen it before I can tighten it some more. And even then, the knot is still sideways, interfering with any adjustments. So I may even have to loosen and redo the knot.
So, I need a way to connect my rope ( a single strand of 3.8mm Spyder line) to my cinch buckles that will stay put. Any suggestions?
I've always used a double strand method for my Cinch Buckle connections:
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
There is, however, a really nice method for using a single strand with a Figure 8 knot to back up the loops:
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
Also, there is the ascender knot method, finished with a bowline:
Any of those 3 should work nicely, and with enough wraps they should hold the buckle straight.
Thanks, AS. That is pretty much the knot I use except without the fig 8 backup. I'll add that and see if it helps.
do you have enough loops that they fill/ cover the strait bar at the back of the cinch buckle?
Originally Posted by BillyBob58
Yes. I had 6 loops. That ws really a tad too much. So I added the fig 8 and dropped the # loops so that they just comfortably fill/cover the bar of the CB. SO FAR, it seems to be working better.