/ italian hitch query
Not really sure you can, just take in enough slack and if you need to, reverse the knot again.
Is the knot reversing causing you a problem?
Errm, it's supposed to reverse and counter-reverse depending on whether you're taking in or locking off. If you're worried, fill a rucksack with heavy stuff and practise to see if it locks off (it will).
You don't. It reverses. That is life!
Seeing the knot reverse when pulled in either direction is one check i use to check it is tied correctly.
Of course it isn't a knot, it is a hitch, hence the name. But you all knew that!
Like the others have said, it is supposed to reverse. However, use a HMS Karabiner for a slick reverse of the knot.
Just let it reverse, that's normal.
Be aware of the need to keep the rope well away from the screw on the crab, it can be very efficient at undoing it when running through!
Have used this knot in a number of situations and generally speaking it is very useful and handy to have in your armoury. The only major downside to it is that it twists your ropes really badly.
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