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    Senior Member bcaron's Avatar
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    Woopies are the way to go. It is an "Ultralight" hammock after all. I had the problem of the stock UL ropes slipping in the rings, so I had to tie another hitch. Put up with that for a few hangs before switching to woopies. The thicker rope of an Expedition didn't slip for some reason.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ramblinrev View Post
    Clove hitch is not really the knot you want to use. It is an excellent knot for keeping things attached. But part of the descender ring system relies on the pressure exerted by the rings. A prussic (3 loops) is a better choice as it actively pinches the rings together optimizing the pressure.
    One can always add a loop to the clove hitch if you want to but it works fine. We are talking the hinge side of the rings. Flat braid in the other side has it's own pinch force. I always back the clove hitch with a half hitch. It just needs to transfer the load to the rings and keep them from spreading. In that regard the clove hitch also keeps the rings pinched when the load is under tension.

    I have yet to figure out how to tie a prussic in a single rope. If you are talking about using a loop with a prussic on the rings and a prussic on the hammock rope it gets pretty complicated.

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