Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  
R Mac

SRT Rope & Compatible Hitch Cord, Help

Recommended Posts

Sorry to hi-jack the thread, but have been trying SRT on tachyon 11.5 - which i find to be pretty bouncy and squares off a bit under my weight (only on srt)

 

the problem i have is my friction hitch (sirus 8mm) either not biting at all (3 wrap 2 braid), making ascending annoying as i have to grab the hitch in order for it to bite

 

or, the opposite.. if i use a 4 wrap vt or use a distel hitch with more than 3 wraps, it seems to bind up really tight and become a pain in the arse...

 

Seems like a few guys are using slightly thicker friction hitch??

 

thanks

 

I ended up with Kernmaster and bought a few lengths of different friction hitch cord. I found like you did that some were too grippy and made descending jerky and some didn't grip well. Ended up using Bee-Line which seems ok but needs a bit of attention now and them (VT).

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
I ended up with Kernmaster and bought a few lengths of different friction hitch cord. I found like you did that some were too grippy and made descending jerky and some didn't grip well. Ended up using Bee-Line which seems ok but needs a bit of attention now and them (VT).

 

I have used kernmaster and bee-line and found that the Knut was more reliable than a VT (It was Adam Bourne who turned me on to this. Thanks Adam!)

So try a knut and see how you get on.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
I have used kernmaster and bee-line and found that the Knut was more reliable than a VT (It was Adam Bourne who turned me on to this. Thanks Adam!)

So try a knut and see how you get on.

 

I'll give it a try, Cheers :thumbup1:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Bin the Sirius. If it's off the reel it's not PPE rated, and being an all polyester construction you'll probably find you're better off on a heat resistant cord.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Bin the Sirius. If it's off the reel it's not PPE rated, and being an all polyester construction you'll probably find you're better off on a heat resistant cord.

 

Is any friction cord sold off the reel actually rated for PPE?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Is any friction cord sold off the reel actually rated for PPE?

 

 

Pretty sure all friction cord is sold off the reel, unless you buy sewn/spliced lengths like a pillock.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Is any friction cord sold off the reel actually rated for PPE?

 

 

 

Pretty sure all friction cord is sold off the reel, unless you buy sewn/spliced lengths like a pillock.

 

 

 

And your point is?

 

 

Really?

 

Of course it is. If it's sold as friction cord it's rated as PPE.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  

  • Featured Adverts

About

Arbtalk.co.uk is a hub for the arboriculture industry in the UK.  
If you're just starting out and you need business, equipment, tech or training support you're in the right place.  If you've done it, made it, got a van load of oily t-shirts and have decided to give something back by sharing your knowledge or wisdom,  then you're welcome too.
If you would like to contribute to making this industry more effective and safe then welcome.
Just like a living tree, it'll always be a work in progress.
Please have a look around, sign up, share and contribute the best you have.

See you inside.

The Arbtalk Team

Follow us

×

Important Information

We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue.