Hello everyone, new poster but been lurking around, but let's get to it. I've been climbing for only a short while and started off with a hitch climber ddrt(i think thats correct) setup. It's been working out. I don't care much for the friction at the tie in point waiting for the rope to rotate as I'm limb walking, but that's for another day. Basically I have a standard setup, 1/2 rope 8mm eye to eye, but my eye to eye seems too long. I've looked long and hard and no one really explains the lengths of these for the setup. I have two cords, one is 37" and the other is maybe 35". My problem is even after wrapping the cord in a VT and it looks sloppy as i ascend. Also i lose some of my distance climbed as the cord sets. So here's the question. I think I'm going to buy another eye to eye, can I use one short enough that it sits right above the hitch climber so that the hitch climber immediately pushes it up?