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    ridgelines

    is an amsteel blue tarp ridgeline and pursik knots made from amsteel blue a "no no"?

    i can't seem to get the pursik knots to catch, it's like the amsteel blue is to slick on the surface.

    should i use a different line?

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    scratch that, i found my problem. not enough wraps on my prusik

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    Amsteel is overkill for a tarp ridgeline.

    Usually prussics either need to be made of a rope with a smaller diameter than the main line, or need extra wraps to hold.

    My tarp CRLs are all 2.2 Zing-It with 2.2 Zing-It loops using Klemhiest loops instead of prussics.
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    shane, i'm just messing around with what i got on hand for now. i plan on ordering some small diameter line for the RL if i decide to go with the setup that i'm playing around with. just not completely sure what i want to do at the moment LOL

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    Shane is right, Amsteel is overkill for a tarp. But I had some and didn't want ot waste it. For the prusik to hold you need to use a thinner diameter rope.

    Here's a photo of how I'm using a prusik on amsteel. This does not slip at all.
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