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    Quote Originally Posted by DuctTape View Post
    As suggested the tautline hitch is wonderful. A simple variation which makes it even better is to make it "slippery", that is when making the last half hitch, do not thread the running end, but use a bight. Pulling on the running end releases the bight and the hitch for easy takedown. Sorry i have no videos for the non-knot guys. It is easier than it sounds, I promise.
    That is exactly what I did. Sorry if my description wasn't as concise.

    Quote Originally Posted by raiffnuke View Post

    As stated above....you can put a bight in the last loop to make the knot "slippery" and much easier to untie. You can also add a couple wraps on both sides of the knot to make it grip better.

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    Taut-line hitch
    Once I learned how to tie that knot, I was using for all sorts of things outside of hiking.

    A Prussik is dead simple and very useful.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gargoyle View Post
    LR, First off .. what line are you using?
    If your using zing it or similar, knots don't hold well.

    I find some line types need a little tug to set the knot with taut line or prusik hitches. Once the coatings wear a bit they get easier to live with too. Using backing hitches is common with slippery synthetic lines-- an extra half hitch can make all the difference.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lonely Raven View Post
    That is exactly what I did. Sorry if my description wasn't as concise.
    Your description was fine. It was the beautiful picture which captured my attention and thus I didn't read too carefully.

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    Adjustable grip hitch http://www.layhands.com/Knots/Knots_...tableGripHitch
    easy to tie, grips better than a taught line, and can be finished with a slip knot. I use it now for my suspension line (no woopies).

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    Quote Originally Posted by robanna View Post
    Adjustable grip hitch http://www.layhands.com/Knots/Knots_...tableGripHitch
    easy to tie, grips better than a taught line, and can be finished with a slip knot. I use it now for my suspension line (no woopies).
    Ooh! I like that one too! Make it slippery and it's a keeper. I'll have to try that when I next setup my tarp.

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