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    Quote Originally Posted by Raul Perez View Post
    I know for a fact that it is mainly my ridgeline as the line between the two prussiks begins to lose its tautness and sags a little by morning.

    Opie.... What ropes do you use for your ridgelines?
    I use 2.2mm zing it or lash it. Same line, different colors.
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    I use a figure-9 on my single tarp ridgeline with my spinn tarp and I get sag every time. I just figured it was due to slippage since the 1.75 line is really too small for the small figure-9. Are other people using a figure-9 and the 1.75? (Nite Ize recommends 2.0 mm line or larger.) And if so, how do you keep it from slipping?
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    Quote Originally Posted by SlowBro View Post
    I use a figure-9 on my single tarp ridgeline with my spinn tarp and I get sag every time. I just figured it was due to slippage since the 1.75 line is really too small for the small figure-9. Are other people using a figure-9 and the 1.75? (Nite Ize recommends 2.0 mm line or larger.) And if so, how do you keep it from slipping?
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    1.75 slips in a figure 9. Slowly over time or all at once if you reach a certain amount of tension. I cant remember what that number is. Its not much and certainly not high enough to get good tension on a RL.

    I tried several wraps around the teeth of the 9, bring it back around and over the 9, back over the line....

    You can get it to lock up, but at that point you might as well have tied a knot with the time and effort involved.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SlowBro View Post
    I use a figure-9 on my single tarp ridgeline with my spinn tarp and I get sag every time. I just figured it was due to slippage since the 1.75 line is really too small for the small figure-9. Are other people using a figure-9 and the 1.75? (Nite Ize recommends 2.0 mm line or larger.) And if so, how do you keep it from slipping?
    -Mark
    I always finish my Figure 9 off with a slippery half hitch to prevent it sliding back through the teeth of the Figure 9. Doesn't take but a moment to do that. I know for a fact that this prevents the line from completely sliding through the Figure 9; but I can't be positive that some small amount of slippage (1-2") doesn't still occur.
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