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Blake's hitch not sliding well enough

Jbroberson21

Jbroberson21

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I'm taking down a couple trees that need to be climbed and brought down in pieces because of being too close to a building. I'm using a split tail tie in with a Blake's hitch and a pulley tender. The issue I'm having is after being loaded the Blake's hitch is staying too tight after being unloaded for the pulley to slide it up the rope. I've been using a 5/3. Is there anything I can do to help the knot not cinch up so tight so that when unloaded the pulley can slide it easier?
 

Yarz

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What diameter rope and split tail are you using?
If I remember correctly, a smaller diameter split tail bites harder.
 
miko0618

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What diameter rope and split tail are you using?
If I remember correctly, a smaller diameter split tail bites harder.

Yes, but you don't sacrifice bite for fluidity. More bite is security. Its the perfect hitch for double rope but it needs tended by hand. You cant adjust it and retain security


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