Hey all. Been using the VT for about 3 years now. Mainly on Samson Vortex rope. 12.7mm or 1/2 inch. It's a larger line so I have to adjust my hitches accordingly. I've settled on a 4-3 VT. 4 wraps work fine and I can go back and forth between 3 and 4 braids depending on the age and condition of rope and dampness. Ive always alternated the braids coming down. Meaning the top leg will go over the bottom leg first then under the bottom leg then back over. I was messing with it a few nights ago in the shop and put the top leg over the bottom leg all the way down. Noticed an immediate difference. It advances up the line like it's not even there but has grabbed perfectly 100% of the time for the last 3 days. It also works exactly the same on Lava Surge 11.5mm. I wish I had been taughg it this way years ago. Anyone else do it this way or do most of you alternate as shown in most instructions?