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    UCR variant using a fixed loop for the prusik.

    My daughter has asked for an ENO for her birthday, and I made an adjustable structural ridgeline for her to use with it. I threw together a UCR for her, and to keep tension on the far side of the bury, since she's not a knot person, I spliced a fixed loop which I prusik'ed on, figuring it is highly unlikely to ever come undone for her that way.

    Then I thought...is there a reason why I've never seen it done t hat way? I got out my old ENO and it worked fine for me for an hour or so of casual napping, but before I give it to her, I thought I'd check with the hive mind to see if someone says, "Silly person, that will self-destruct in 2 weeks because porcupines are allergic to raisins" or some such.
    Last edited by MadUncleAndy; 12-20-2014 at 08:59. Reason: grammar

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    I'd love to see a photo of two, of how ya did it

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    Here are a couple of quick pics. Not sure how well they came out...it's overcast here and the phone seemed to have some trouble focusing. I'll try again when the light is better if they are too bad.

    Okay, so here's the UCR itself. I did it using two different colors of 1.74mm zing-it. The silver part was basically a 2 foot or so dogbone with 2 inch fixed loops at either end. The red part is basically 10 feet with a fixed loop on one end and (as the final step) a backsplice on the other.



    So, first, I made the dogbone, then put the fixed loop in the red piece. Then I took one loop of the dog-bone and made a three-wrap prusik around the red piece, and then buried the red piece into the center of the dogbone for 7 inches. Lastly, I did the backsplice on the tail end of the red piece.

    Here's a closeup of the prusik part I was asking about.

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    That's exactly how my asl is done as well as my first set of suspension UCRs, still working great after a couple dozen nights on them.

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    That is a great idea.
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    I like it. As you say, it can't come undone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dutch View Post
    That is a great idea.
    Thanks! Recognize the cordage, Dutch? Not too long ago it was in Lancaster county PA. It arrived here Thursday, and got put to use Friday.
    Last edited by MadUncleAndy; 12-20-2014 at 14:51.

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    Looks good, only possible downside being a larger minimal length, a problem easily overcome.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MadUncleAndy View Post
    Thanks! Recognize the cordage, Dutch? Not too long ago it was in Lancaster county PA. It arrived here Thursday, and got put to use Friday.
    I do recognize it. That is fore an adjustable ridgeline?
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    Back before my introduction to Dutch's speed hooks I used a UCR/SLS and had the tails of the UCRs tautline hitched to the SLS. This looks so much neater and probably not the problems that I had with the tautlines slipping. I'm using a zingit adjustable ridgeline now and will be adding your prussic to the tailend.
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