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blakes hitch vs prusick opinions?

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Agreed, Blakes better than Prussik. Both utterly evil once coated with Pine resin etc.

 

ZigZag and other mechanical devices cope better with resin, but did a Pine the other week that still made these jam. Cleaned them with meths, ropes in washing machine.

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What variation of the helical do you use?  When I first came across it, it appeared to be a double eye hitch, and was called the Penberthy.  Saw in On Rope later that it was a single eye.

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