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    Senior Member krugd's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by scbron View Post
    I wasn't sure if you can create the zing it prussik loop with a double fishermans knot or does it have to be spliced. I am imagining it is tough to splice that thin a line.

    I did a ridgeline like this using the double fisherman's - after the frist 2 or 3 knots it gets easier. Just be sure to use 3 or 4 turns and dress the prussik's carefully. It worked wonderfully at the Hoosier hang.
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    Not sure if this will help...my experience is with Dynaglide, but I use Speer No-Tangle for my Prussic loops. I can make one in a couple of minutes, utilizing a double fisherman's bend, and a 4 wrap Prussic sticks like glue on the DG. I haven't put a scale to it, but they haven't budged, in use.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bdpalace View Post
    The Klemheist may work better if you are only anticipating pulling from one direction. I use that on my figure 9 carabiner for my ridgeline and it works much better than a prusik.
    I agree, I've taken Dynaglide and put a Klemheist of the same line and wow, when you apply tension on it it really holds alot better than the Prusik does.
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    You can attribute some of the DG holding power to the vinyl coating. When whipped up in a whoopie, after loading, the bury is quite firm.
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    Try speer no tangle for your ridgeline, has alot of grip or bite. Your prussics are likely to fail before sliding on that stuff.

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