Last edited by BrianWillan; 02-27-2013 at 10:28.
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The reason The Klemheist works with fewer wraps, I THINK, is that the wraps tighten up in one direction only, thus making the knot effective with half the wraps of a prussik.
I've done prussik's to zing-it. It just takes 4 wraps, and like others said above, it works best with a smaller line wrapped on a larger one... I find wrapping prussiks more than 2-3 times to be hard... but it's probably my fat fingers and failing eyesight.
What great info! I think I need to work the "newness" out of my tech line, or work on my prusik technique more.
I wonder if it would be better to try a prusik loop made out of just a single inside strand of 550 cord on the tech line, rather than my three strand braids?
Anyone know if a single strand of 550 would be strong enough to hold the tension of a tarp ridgeline? By strong enough I mean both breaking strength and prusik friction strength.
The real way to use a prusik, is with a smaller diameter cord, that;s hollow and soft, to really grab. Although, it's also because people climb with it. To hold up up your tarp, you can use whatever you have.
Below are pictures of a prusik I use on my molly mac gear box, that supports the weight of all my gear. It's with that 1.9mm tech line from diy gearsupply. Works great.
Everything held nice and tight, even through rain and wind.
Here's some pictures of it all set up! First time I had it all together so I'm all proud and happy and stuff
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