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Hi all I currently use a hitchclimber.

11.5 sterling scion with 8mm cord tied into distel. It is good but it's being a pain alot locking up and I have to readjust the wraps. I'm thinking of a zigzag. What you think?

 

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Hi all I currently use a hitchclimber.

11.5 sterling scion with 8mm cord tied into distel. It is good but it's being a pain alot locking up and I have to readjust the wraps. I'm thinking of a zigzag. What you think?

 

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Go for it! Hitch climber to Zig Zag is a good progression. The zig zag has very similar characteristics to the HC set up,

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Go for it! Hitch climber to Zig Zag is a good progression. The zig zag has very similar characteristics to the HC set up,

I've loved the hitch climber, great for branch walk returns - tending one handed etc. Paired with an eye to eye on my bridge for long ascents. It just keeps locking up. I know it's the hitch, but I've tried messing around with knots etc but I found too much sit back on certain hitches as I use an 85cm cord. Plus I wanted to get a swivel soon so may get the zigzag after working a Saturday later in the month!

 

Had a quick look at the setup in buxtons the other morning. I don't believe you can get cord to be as smooth due to the natural friction.

 

Any probs with the mk3 cropped up yet?

 

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I've loved the hitch climber, great for branch walk returns - tending one handed etc. Paired with an eye to eye on my bridge for long ascents. It just keeps locking up. I know it's the hitch, but I've tried messing around with knots etc but I found too much sit back on certain hitches as I use an 85cm cord. Plus I wanted to get a swivel soon so may get the zigzag after working a Saturday later in the month!

 

Had a quick look at the setup in buxtons the other morning. I don't believe you can get cord to be as smooth due to the natural friction.

 

Any probs with the mk3 cropped up yet?

 

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You'll love the zig zag. Save you buying a swivel too as the ZZ has one built in. I haven't heard of any problems with the MK 3 as of yet. Given the way that the new links have been beefed up I think that it is unlikely. 👍

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Hi all I currently use a hitchclimber.

11.5 sterling scion with 8mm cord tied into distel. It is good but it's being a pain alot locking up and I have to readjust the wraps. I'm thinking of a zigzag. What you think?

 

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Try a knut hitch,it runs better than a distel which i found locked up,espescially in the wet.Zigzag is fantastic btw:thumbup:

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It's got to be done. Exactly the same method of using it HOWEVER no locking up, no checking the hitch has gripped. Just pull the rope through and forget about it!

 

 

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Behaves the same in wet, dry, hot, cold conditions, best climbing device for ddrt in my opinion and I'm on my 4th, 2 cracked and got replaced and wore 3rd out so got another.

 

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Zigzag is a great bit of kit, I would highly recommend one a lot of the guys here have the mk3 with no issues, i had a Zigzag but went back to a hitch because I like rope on rope.

As for a swivel save your money they are not worth it unless it's for certain applications, in fact I wish the my zigzag didn't have a swivel.

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