/ cord for prusik loops

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Hali on 13 May 2017
Hey folks, is this suitable for prussik loops?

https://www.decathlon.co.uk/5mm-x-6m-string-id_8174621.html

I don't like the fact they call it string and none of the reviews mention prusiks....
jonnyjaffacake - on 13 May 2017
In reply to Hali:

That's what i use and works fine.
Greasy Prusiks on 13 May 2017
Hali on 13 May 2017
thank you both
krikoman - on 15 May 2017
Pete Houghton - on 15 May 2017
In reply to krikoman:

Maximum load 60kg? F*ck that!

Your prusik loop should be strong enough to leave behind as emergency tat.
cdpej on 15 May 2017
In reply to Pete Houghton:

one tip i learnt recently is to tie the prusik with a re-threaded overhand not a double fishermans. this is much easier to undo if you do need to use it as tat if you arent carrying a knife
krikoman - on 15 May 2017
In reply to Pete Houghton:
> Maximum load 60kg? F*ck that!Your prusik loop should be strong enough to leave behind as emergency tat.

My prusik loop isn't long enough to be used as emergency tat, it's about a meter long!

I'd probably sacrifice a sling if I had to but I take you point, duel use is always better.

I doubt I'd ever be abbing of one strand anyhow.
Post edited at 12:35
Fraser on 15 May 2017
In reply to krikoman:

> I'd probably sacrifice a sling if I had to but I take you point, duel use is always better.

Hmmm, I think a sword would cut right through that!
Damo on 15 May 2017
In reply to Fraser:

> Hmmm, I think a sword would cut right through that!

True, one must be en garde against worn slings.
teh_mark on 15 May 2017
In reply to krikoman:

What are you going to do the day you need to use your prusik to ascend something?

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