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On 12/02/2019 at 12:44, Blueleaf said:

So just to update.. I just got off the phone with English braid's who have convinced of the suitability of their braid on braid for prussik and friction hitch use. I'm gonna go ahead and try out the 8 and 10 mm. if anyone on here is interested to see how I get on with it I'm happy to post in the next few months so you can make your own opinions in the future.


Did you end up getting this friction hitch cord?  If so, how are you liking it?

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On 10/02/2019 at 19:54, Blueleaf said:

Hi all, 

This is my first post. I'm not a beginner climber. I haven't found this type of post already on here but if it's already been discussed please delete this.


To get to it.. I've spotted a new hank of 8mm English braids polyester braid on braid with 20kn breaking strain. I'm curious has anyone tried using this type of cord on drt or srt systems. Is it safe and resistant enough to heat and abrasion to be a reliable and useful prussik source. 


30 meters of it at £30 is hard to pass up for enough prussik cords to last me a long while lol


Thanks in advance and please no hate mail responses. I'm only here to share and learn.


I and the RM have climbed on English Braids rope since I joined in the 90’s. Used they’re 8mm and 10mm cord for every type of hitch. They work fine, maybe they might not last as long as aramid type cord and other stuff like Yale beeline (I use it, cos I get it cheap) but yes it is good gear. 

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