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Will Prussik knots hold on to it?

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Be surprised if a Prussik wouldn't hold. By the nature of the knot it compresses equal to the load. Harder you pull the harder it grips. Should be fine, although his stuff is pretty slick.

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It is slick, it is much like a Chinese thumb trap, the rope can be spliced if you have the skills and patience and it tightens on itself not loosing much tensile strength ,it isn't recommended to put a knot in this type of line but rather splice.
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Will Prussik knots hold on to it?
It might not hold quite as well as other ropes, but I think it would still be fine. I also think its fine for stuff like a truckers hitch where you just put a bight in the center part of the rope. Something like a Watermans knot or overhands don't work that well on these. They also seem to work fine for self tightening knots like clove hitches and I've used a sheepshank on them with some success too.
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I've spooled a couple of winches with the synthetic lines, yup they feel slippery. It would be interesting to see how prussics grip them. What size/ type of prussic do you use?

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