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    Looking for a video of a double slippery half hitch

    I'm trying to figure this knot out from a book but I'm not getting very far. Do any of y'all have a link to a video that shows how to tie this Knot?

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    A slippery knot just means that it is finished with a loop for the final pass instead of stuffing the end of the rope through. Means you can just yank on the end and the knot comes loose. I know it works for a half hitch, but I'm not sure I've ever made a slippery double half hitch.
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    I've found this video for a double half hitch (ignore sailing references)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KtbBKxJ2wkA

    So, at 56 seconds into the vid, when he sticks the end of the pink rope the last time under the blue rope, you would stick a loop (a bight) of pink rope through instead.

    17 seconds into this video, http://www.ehow.com/video_2355254_th...not-tying.html the instructor makes a bight with the free end and finishes his knot with it. That's the slippery part.

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    Ok I think I may have found it. Or what I think is it. So I pretty much follow this video but at the end instead of running the bight through to make another hitch, I actually run a loop through instead. That way I can pull the tag end and the entire hitch comes undone. Does that sound about right?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q93YpbVEXAM

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    Quote Originally Posted by domromer View Post
    Ok I think I may have found it. Or what I think is it. So I pretty much follow this video but at the end instead of running the bight through to make another hitch, I actually run a loop through instead. That way I can pull the tag end and the entire hitch comes undone. Does that sound about right?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q93YpbVEXAM
    If you want to be able to undo the whole thing with one good yank so that you're left with one strand of cord through the ring, and no knots, then at Step 3 push a bight through rather than the working end, Step 4 do the same as the video (bring the working end around the standing end, Step 5 now push a bight through the first bight , not the new "hole" just created, and Step 6 tighten it all by pulling and that last bight. The last bit you need to "do" to get the feel of it.

    If you do only one bight as you suggest, then one yank will leave you with a half-hitch and the need to pull the working end out of the gap between the rope and the ring. That can be done, usually, but it can also be on the tight side.

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    can webbing hold a slippery half hitch? I was thinking of attaching webbing to the Eno and using it both as the tree hugger and the suspension and tying it off at the tree with a slippery half hitch.

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    Anyone..anyone?

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    Quote Originally Posted by domromer View Post
    can webbing hold a slippery half hitch? I was thinking of attaching webbing to the Eno and using it both as the tree hugger and the suspension and tying it off at the tree with a slippery half hitch.
    Now I get it! Sorry for the confusion

    Try this. Attach the webbing through the channel of the webbing like the stock suspension came, use a bowline as the knot.

    Then use either the Four Wrap Knot, The Improved Four Wrap Knot or the Round turn with two half hitches (you can also just use one half hitch in this case as the turns take the load); you can finish either one of these slippery.

    Using these two hitches will prevent the knot/hitch from binding and will be very easy to untie.
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