Originally Posted by warbonnetguy
what advantage do you think this system has over just tying off a single strand to either a ring or directly to the loop of your tree strap? i did notice you had it pulled pretty tight on that long hang though, but it looked like you could still do it without the 3:1.
I've been using variations of this approach for a while. Explained it in words a couple of times, nice to see HC4U document it so well.
What I like about this (same answer for both of your questions above) is that with the 3:1 advantage, by the time you tie the rope off the pull on its end is significantly diminished (by a factor of 3, and by friction at the connect points of the back-and-forth), so much so that I always get away with a simple slippery half-hitch. Without the 3:1 (or just tying to the strap) the knot is a lot tighter, and harder to undo. Use the right knot and it is doable, sure. But it just doesn't get any easier than that single slippery half-hitch.
how did the ring attach to the line? looked like maybe a clove h. couldn't tell.
Last time TeeDee blew through here he suggested just looping the cord a couple of times around the ring. I'd been using a lark's head up to that point, but found as he said that under tension that ring doesn't move with simple loops....and it cannot jam.