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    Ridge Lines and prussik knot slippage problems

    I bought some zing-it for my tarp ridge line, I tighten up the ends with the use of a prusik knot on each end . The problem is that the prusik knot will not lock up well.

    Is there another device I can use? Do I need a different ridge line ?

    Help

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    Funny, I have the opposite problem with my prusik (on a continuous ridgeline): It gets so tight it's hard to move.
    Periodically, I untie and re-tie it.

    How many loops did you do on your prusiks? Maybe an extra one on each will help it hold better...

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    extra wraps on the prussic and really making the wraps tight help

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    Quote Originally Posted by lkmir View Post
    Funny, I have the opposite problem with my prusik (on a continuous ridgeline): It gets so tight it's hard to move.
    Periodically, I untie and re-tie it.
    Why I ditched the CRL with prussiks and went to split ridgelines using Dutch Stingerz.

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    Sometimes you have to rub the Samthane coating off. Just slide the prusik back and forth until it gets really hot. Best done with gloves!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Buckaroo View Post
    I bought some zing-it for my tarp ridge line, I tighten up the ends with the use of a prusik knot on each end . The problem is that the prusik knot will not lock up well.

    Is there another device I can use? Do I need a different ridge line ?

    Help

    Thanks
    I started with a split ridge line and didn't like it. Then tried out prussiks on a continuous ridge line and liked the setup but had problems with them biting. About a year ago I swapped out the prussiks for NamaClaws and have been really happy with how well it works and how easy it is to set up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Buckaroo View Post
    I bought some zing-it for my tarp ridge line, I tighten up the ends with the use of a prusik knot on each end . The problem is that the prusik knot will not lock up well.

    Is there another device I can use? Do I need a different ridge line ?

    Help

    Thanks
    Use a braided polyester cord such as Atwood Tactical Cord or Lawson Glowire/Guywire to make the Prusik loops. These will hold with Zing-it. There are other braided cords that will certainly work.

    I use only knots for tarp ridge line and guy lines, so I use 2mm Lawson Glowire/Guywire for everything because it holds all knots very well. Don't even need a smaller diameter cord for the Prusiks because 2mm holds perfectly with 2mm ridge line. Really simplifies things because they are easy to handle and very tangle resistant.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Buckaroo View Post
    I bought some zing-it for my tarp ridge line, I tighten up the ends with the use of a prusik knot on each end . The problem is that the prusik knot will not lock up well.

    Is there another device I can use? Do I need a different ridge line ?

    Help

    Thanks
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    Don’t you need to use a smaller cord for the Prusik to hold properly?


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    I use a split ridgeline with prusiks that I had slip once in a heavy wind. With the split ridgeline, I have a hanging trail that I now wrap around the prusiks and tie a slippery half hitch behind (pulling side of) the prusiks to lock it from sliding. I did have an extra wrap on the prusiks but when they got wet they were hard to slide so I'm compromising a little in the setup up. I'll use it until it doesn't work anymore.
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