Originally Posted by TeeDee
The picture by slowhike illustrates how the larks head hitch can pull the rings unevenly. Granted the forces on the buckle by the webbing also tend to pull the rings uneven, but the larks head, in my experience aggravates the problem.
The webbing that slowhike is using seems to be very flexible and I find that helps greatly to reduce slippage.
slowhike - is that seat belt webbing? It looks like the color of most seat belts I am familiar with. 1" polyester seat belt webbing would really be ideal - very flexible and very strong with all of the advantages ofpolyester.
the webbing in that shot is 1" tubular from the climbing section.
i bought that to use at home until i got some more of ed's 1" to use.
i had been using the 1" poly webbing from wal-mart, but i broke it a couple times & fortunantly saw the fraying or the beginning of a tear before it broke on a couple other pieces.
i have some of ed's 1" now, but i may also try out some of the harbor freight webbing too.
the tubular is way heavier than i want to take backpacking. and because it's so heavy, slick, & flexible, it's own weight (that is, the extra hanging down from the rings) pulls it to one side of the rings causing it to slip.