Originally Posted by MacEntyre
I like this idea... seems like it would be too slippery, though.
Are your nacrabiner and Solomon Bar knot made from the same kind of rope?
How many half knots did you use in your Solomon Bar knot?
I regularly use 1.75 mm Lash-It Prussics on 1.75 mm Lash-It no problem.
So I have always just used the 1.75 mm Lash-It for the Solomon Bar, even on the 1.75 mm Lash-It that I use for my Bridge Hammock ridge line.
There really isn't much force on the Solomon Bar. It is just keeping the loop closed when there isn't any load. When there is a load, the load itself keeps the loop closed.
How many knots? Depends on how long the loop is and how many I feel like tying. I don't think I have used more than maybe 6. Just enough to get a nice, neat Solomon Bar.
It slides nicely. Sometimes I need to push firmly initially to get a slide started and then just continuous, firm pressure. The initial firm pressure is only needed if the Solomon Bar has been in place for a long time and the Samthane coating on the Lash-It starts sticking good to the Samthane coating on the loop cord.
I like it. The Solomon Bar stays in place well and looks really neat.
I call the Solomon Bar sliders "Scarabs", since they look like little beetles sitting on the cord.