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I am thinking of making a flip line with S folded webbing like I've used in a gear drop line while jumping out of C-17's and other such air force flying rocks. Any suggestions, comments or gripes? I am thinking of S folding an apropriate length of webbing that can be attached to my frame with a knot in the opposite end, S folded and held in place with a velcro strap or other device. What say you?

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I think it would work but you will want to make sure it can’t come undone inadvertently and create a entanglement hazard.
I like to have my flip line separate so I can build an anchor or use it for a short throw line etc.
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Flip lines dangling off the sides of rafts is definitely a "newb" trigger for me. Not sure why...

Anyway, take a length of 1" tubular webbing on a locking carabiner and stuff it in your PDF. It's there and ready to deploy whenever you might need it, for flipping, rigging an anchor around a tree, etc. Another (not as good) option is to wrap it around your waist. Just make sure it's tight and there are not loose loops.
 

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Flip lines dangling off the sides of rafts is definitely a "newb" trigger for me. Not sure why...

Anyway, take a length of 1" tubular webbing on a locking carabiner and stuff it in your PDF. It's there and ready to deploy whenever you might need it, for flipping, rigging an anchor around a tree, etc. Another (not as good) option is to wrap it around your waist. Just make sure it's tight and there are not loose loops.
in my years of working the ramp out at West water, I've seen old boatman with them dangling off the side and I've seen newbies with them dangling off the side, The only time I have flip lines readily available are on my Dory and there's nothing to do with them other than coil them up on the deck. you don't have time to find something to hook a separate flip line to when it's upside down, every second counts.
 
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I like my raft flip line on my person. My cowtail does double duty...towing swamped kayaks when I'm kayaking, and a flip line when I'm rafting. As a flip line, it's been used more frequently to flip other boats than my own, so prefer not to leave it attached to my boat.

I like the idea of s-folding webbing, but consider stuffing it in a pocket.
 

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If this is what you are asking about, I can't speak to how they work as I've never had to use them. I can say they have never prematurely deployed and would be easy to use. I did sew the cam buckles but they're permanent enough that I would probably just use a water knot next time.
 

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That looks like one way to skin the cat. One important thing I have always stressed in rigging whitewater boats is not having loops or gaps that are big enough for a hand to get caught in. I am in agreement with the above posts that having the webbing on my person in a pocket out of the sun and always with me was what I ultimately settled on as a professional guide.
 
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