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    Anyone use a swivel or small rigging plate on their bridge? Looking to maybe try something different from the ring. Would be great to here any comments good or bad. Thx

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    I tried it but it didn't impress me much one way or the other.

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    If your rope begins to twist then it will take your hitch with it. If you have a swivel then you will be fighting it all the time trying to keep your hitch oriented correctly. IMO it's about as bad of an idea as putting a swivel on your steering column in your truck.
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    I have two bridges, and each one has a swivel...and it works really well for me.
    I have no issues with keeping my HH and hitch lined up. I have been using them for almost a year with great results. If indeed the whole lot does twist, it is a matter of seconds or less to twist it back.
    What I do like is when I have to swivel myself around and through things, a quick visual check of my HH and hitch and the whole lot has followed me, a quick twist and it's all oriented again, no twisted bridges or having to perform a circular dance in the air to untwist things.

    I tried the 'fixed' swivel first, one that only twists in one plane, and then I noticed on the included paperwork that it should NOT be loaded where the length of it is against a hard point, like if you were leaning against a branch and the top and bottom parts of the swivel were sticking out free and the middle bit was taking the load!

    I then switched to the DMM nexus and focus (could be wrong on the name of the focus)...anyhow, the main thing is they have shackles top and bottom that allows the swivels to 'bend'...
    You can pretty much 'build' them the way you want them, fixed top or bottom, shackle top or bottom...or both.
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    Thanks for the comments.

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    I use a DMM Bat Plate. They're about $30 and 36kn. Works good for me.

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    Got two on my brigde.(stole that one from bots)

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    I got a DMM swivel two years ago. Single best thing I've done since. Have none of the above mentioned complaints. Like most everything, you'll probably have to try it for yourself.

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    I'm pretty fond of my dmm swivel. I got tired of spinning in circles trying to keep my lines from staying twisted. Your hitch does tend to always be in the wrong place. But I'd still rather have to pull it back around than untwist my line.
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    It looks like one of those things you just need to try out for yourself.

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