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Hi just bought a dmm hitch climber!! its not come with any instructions but i have done some research onlinebut was wondering what friction hitches people are using?? I was liking the look of the distel. Any info or advice??

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Distel gets good feedback, as does a knut. I use a 2/1 VT on a very short cord.

What rope & friction cord do you have?

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I've got Yale 13mm (the red and white one, can't remember what its called !!!) and the friction cord is teufelberger op 8mm.

 

Can't wait to use it on Tuesday!!!

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At the moment I'm using VT, 80mm ArmorPrus on 11.5mm New England Tachyon. Working well, both wet and dry.

Will depend on your own climbing rope in a big way.

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That sounds like the same rope i have its the Yale xtc. Im buying myself the dmm hitchclimber this week but with the 10mm op split tale. would be interesting to see which hitch you find best as i will use it as a reference. cheers

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I use a hitchclimber with a 3/3 VT with 8mm beeline cord and yale xtc. Best combination I've found so far, works really really well, grips very reliably but also self tends. It was jamming up slightly just over a week ago but this was when Newcastle had the torrential flooding so was a bit worse than the average rainfall!

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Going to use it tomorrow think I'm going to use the distel I'll let you know how it goes!!

 

Will i saw on other threads people saying only use the vt when experienced with the hitch climber is that right??

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Going to use it tomorrow think I'm going to use the distel I'll let you know how it goes!!

 

Will i saw on other threads people saying only use the vt when experienced with the hitch climber is that right??

 

It is the preferred knot as you can fine tune it to how it suits your climbing style it can just be temperamental if you don't get it right.

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As Albere says it is what most people use but yes until you have a bit of experience a distel is a much safer knot. I actually really like the distel.

 

The VT is definately one of those knots that you should spend time playing around with at ground level, as if it is not set up right (no. wraps/length) it can go from gripping to not gripping at all in the simple movement of ascending the knot. Even when your happy with it though it is a good habbit to get into to set the knot everytime you lower into it, simply done by pushing up on the wraps.

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I used it today but unfortunately it wasn't the best of jobs to try it out properly because it was taking down 4 small/medium scots pines so didn't get chance to really test it much! but i did like it and can definitely see myself getting into it. The distel was good but ended up getting covered in sap and sticking quite a lot towards the end!!!

 

Think i might be a convert!!

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