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Thread: The Valdotain Tresse - VT and XT Climbing Hitch

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    Quote Originally Posted by SeanKroll View Post
    I've heard it as such, or val da Tain.

    VT is so easy to spell.


    Thanks, Patrick. I've not seen a video of the XT.

    I usually bring the top leg over on the first braid, not under. I'll try your example, and the XT. I using it on my 15' Flipline and don't see going back to a mechanical ascender, unless I've got mad pitch to deal with.
    Thanks Sean, it's surprising how much of a difference it makes to bring the top leg underneath the bottom leg, it really makes the hitch far more reliable, without sacrificing much in the way of smoothness. It's a win-win. Try it out!
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    Good stuff. I have not tied my VT that way but it seems to make more sense. I'll try it out Monday

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    Interesting. Excellent video! I, too, have always gone "over" on the first cross. Will try it next time out.

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    I haven’t watched it yet but I will, this is actually one hitch I’ve just never tried. Went straight from a Blake’s to a michoacan to my hitch hiker. Recently got a rope wrench so I might try experimenting a little now

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joezilla11 View Post
    I haven’t watched it yet but I will, this is actually one hitch I’ve just never tried. Went straight from a Blake’s to a michoacan to my hitch hiker. Recently got a rope wrench so I might try experimenting a little now
    Kevin B's avatar has some different hitch. Might be better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jed View Post
    My friend swears that, "The Nut," is much better due to far less, "set-back." What say the educated??
    The knut Jed! I like it, burns out a cord faster than the vt or xt, but more reliable grab and less set back for sure
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    Quote Originally Posted by SeanKroll View Post
    Kevin B's avatar has some different hitch. Might be better.
    Yea looks interesting, kinda like a 5 wrap xt without the bottom crossovers. I’ll play with it and post back but maybe he can chime in and say what it is. Is there a way to tag people in posts here like they do on the buzz?

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    It hasn't happened. I'm guessing not @Joezilla11

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    This is how I have seen the Knut. I have been meaning to play around with this one for a while. Thoughts?

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