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Jamie Jones

Daisy Chain Hitch for Rigging?

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I have seen a few youtube videos of Arborist using the Daisy Chain Hitch for Rigging, when rigging down the main stem... It is not a recognised knot on the NPTC Rigging course I have done..

So I wondered if others in the UK are using this type of knot with their rigging?

**Being used in Rigging: See Here:


**How To Tie the Daisy Chain Hitch: See Here:



Whats the Pro's & Con's of using it????

It looks like a good easy knot for the groundie to untie..

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I use it, usually for bits on the tail of my climbing line now but have used it loads for bigger stuff. Never had a problem. Don’t use it for serious chunking just because the tails dangle in the way of stuff. Being easy to untie is a huge plus.

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Me too, I saw Patrick on YouTube as well. I actually like it more than a steel biner because you are not having to work out which way the gate lies and arrange it to not cross load when tying, and then when it's being undone there is nothing to catch once the knot is undone.

 

I don't think it's particularly quicker to tie than a bowline but definitely quicker and easier to find the tail and undo.

 

I just make sure to show people the knot on the ground first, otherwise it looks really confusing when you first send it down.

 

 

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Looks good.

Must admit we use steel crab for nearly everything.

 

This looks like it would work well untying wise for pulling applications when you have to crank the pressure up?

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Yeah definitely, the loops near the branch tighten but if you put 4 or 5 loops then the outer ones are loose. By the time you are pulling the tight bit apart you have a good old tail to get hold of and yank.

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37 minutes ago, sime42 said:

Looks very good. Reminds me of the Highway Man's Hitch.

It is easier to remember than the highwayman’s which I forget how to tie five minutes after copying it from the knot book, I use it  and have shown it to the boss but old dogs and new tricks...

 

The thing is it benefits me  over scrabbling about trying to release the running bowline but it also speeds the job up.

 

I first saw it on that youtube video when it was shown here a few years ago.

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