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  1. I’m also curious why you chose x-frictions rather than munter hitches on the inside. Thoughts?

    1. You use the X-Friction so that you get a positive lock on each strap individually, a lock that cannot be capsized or slip like a Munter can. That way, if something happens under dynamic tension, you can trust each strap to stand on its own ans a trustable unit.

  2. I’m tempted to run the working end through the ankle cuff, so that the cuff gets included in the munter hitch that secures the lower-most band (on the way up the inside of the leg — i.e. between steps 36 and 37). It seems like it would further reduce whatever amount of “riding up” could happen. Pros/cons?

    1. This is an interesting idea. I have never done it that way myself, nor seen anyone else do it, so it bears careful testing and experimentation. Any of the rest of you try this? What were the results?

    2. One thing to watch out for if you test this idea out is how doing that impacts how tightly the cords on the front of the ankle tend to press into the skin. Having this extra tension on the cuff may pull them in more tightly and therefore make them unacceptably tight over time…
      Another thing to look for is if it changes how tightly the leg is folded. Does it force the leg to bend more tightly once a hanger is applied? If so, then the majority of the force of the suspension may be concentrated on the ankle and not distributed as well across the rest of the lower leg as intended.
      If you test it out, let us know what you find!

  3. Hey,
    This tie looks awesome but I was wondering why not make inverted munters (wadome) once you switch side and go up?

    1. It takes practice to make a reverse Munter be as tight and accurately positioned as a regular Munter and many people never quite do as well with it. But I am not aware of a structural issue with doing so if you prefer (if anyone else is, please add to this thread). So have it!

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