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Thread: The Valdotain Tresse - VT and XT Climbing Hitch

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    Default The Valdotain Tresse - VT and XT Climbing Hitch

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    I am going to bite on your post to get move views

    This is my oldie but a goodie on a VT for my daze as a tree mensch in Krautland..... back when I was you and had dreams.... and all my hair
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    Nice, short and sweet!
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    My friend swears that, "The Nut," is much better due to far less, "set-back." What say the educated??

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    In the case of both hitches, it depends on the length of the legs from the last turn/crossover to the tending pulley. Longer has more setback. Shorter is best, of course.
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    nice, Patrick.

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    Can someone give me a phonetic spelling of the valdotain pronunciation?

    Is it "val doe tane?" 3 syllables?

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    Yep.

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    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.

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