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    I tried this too and was not pleased with the results. No long term test however, after a few backyard hangs it started to creep. Also, the prussics were virtually impossible to adjust or untie. I made my knots from contiuous loops about 12 inches long made from 7/64 amsteel tied to 1/8 amsteel....my 2 cents.
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    I'd recommend using the Klemheist knot over the Prusik. I'd probably use a wrap or 2 more than the picture. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Klemheist_knot

    Also if you want to avoid needing a loop you could use the Adjustable Grip Hitch. You can also increase the number of wraps oh this. http://www.Layhands.com/Knots/Knots_...tableGripHitch
    This is the same idea as the taught line hitch, but I've found it to work better. Incidentally, the construction of this knot is very similar to the Klemheist.

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    My first time hanging (before finding HF) was with rope and prusik. I found out that I was constantly having to adjust because it kept slipping. Of course, I didn't know that the ropes used were supposed to be different sizes. I also had a hard time undoing it after hanging, it just puts to much stress, errr, rather just pulls it too tight. It didn't break or have a complete failure, just slowly, over night would slip. Now thinking about it, kind of reminds me of slap straps- Wake up with your butt on the ground!!!
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