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    Senior Member Lorethian's Avatar
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    Ridgeline Question....

    You all are killing me, I just cant stop modding my HH. I have cut my Ridgeline and am working on putting something in for a quick release. Here are my questions.

    1: If I need to add some ridgeline, does it need to be rated, and if so where do I get it?

    2: After I cut the line and want to attach it to the carabiners what knot do you reccomend so it dosent come lose over time?

    3: Are there other choices you might recommend besides two carabiners?

    Thanks as allways for the help.

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    I used a bowline knot on each of my two clips. You could just make a loup and a clip and save the oz. There are alot of different types of clips, snaps, hooks you could use. Grizzly Adams had a mathamatical formula somewhere about the weight on the ridgeline. Hope this helps.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lorethian View Post
    1: If I need to add some ridgeline, does it need to be rated, and if so where do I get it?
    A HH structural ridgeline might carry as much as a couple of hundred pounds of force. You'll need something that is rated at least that high if you add in some length. Any 2-6mm spectra should work just fine.

    Quote Originally Posted by Lorethian View Post
    2: After I cut the line and want to attach it to the carabiners what knot do you reccomend so it dosent come lose over time?
    I use a bowline knot for that purpose. It ties easily, doesn't slip, and is a structured knot so it will slip on/off a biner/screwlink easily.

    Quote Originally Posted by Lorethian View Post
    3: Are there other choices you might recommend besides two carabiners?
    You shouldn't need two of anything. Either one biner or one screwlink should work just fine. Just slip the bowline from each loose end of ridgeline onto either end of the fastener. As aerorider said, almost any fastener will work.
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