Originally Posted by Bitts
Alamosa, Thank you again for pointing this out to me. I notice that many have pointed out the same concern about the entrance point to the constrictor as I had.
The other thought I had was to use a Klemheist over the Prusik on the back end of the constrictor. Due to its being a directionally loaded knot. I hope I'm on the right train of thought here.
I have not had any issues with the entrance point up till now - I have about 10 hangs so far with it.
Use the Klenheist or Prusik as you choose. It isn't carrying any load, just keeping tension on the back end of the constrictor, so as long as it doesn't fall off, it really doesn't matter much which knot is used.
I saw some very tiny clothespins at the office supply store (actually refrigerator type clips). I think if I remove the magnet, they would effectively lock the back end of the constrictor and I could eliminate the Prusik and the space it uses altogether. It may act as an effective water drip as well.