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Tether creaking.

1simplemann

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Season is over here. I found several trees during the season that I wanted to set up for next year. In the setup process, I was swinging away in the saddle determining how I would shoot to the different trails. Anyway, while I was doing this my tether was creaking at the slip knot while under tension. If you have ever been on a sailboat you'll know the sound. No danger but still was loud enough to notice. I have no doubt a buck would hear it on a calm day 15yds away. It happened to some degree in all 3 trees I set up. Solutions?
 

Squatch

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Season is over here. I found several trees during the season that I wanted to set up for next year. In the setup process, I was swinging away in the saddle determining how I would shoot to the different trails. Anyway, while I was doing this my tether was creaking at the slip knot while under tension. If you have ever been on a sailboat you'll know the sound. No danger but still was loud enough to notice. I have no doubt a buck would hear it on a calm day 15yds away. It happened to some degree in all 3 trees I set up. Solutions?
What setup are you running ?


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Murph4028

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Put a girth hitch in the loop and it won't do that anymore. It's doing that because of the tension at the loop and it's ability to move. Girth hitching will keep it in place and quiet
 

1simplemann

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Put a girth hitch in the loop and it won't do that anymore. It's doing that because of the tension at the loop and it's ability to move. Girth hitching will keep it in place and quiet
Interesting. I haven't seen anyone doing that before. I'll try it.
 

1simplemann

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This worked. Quiet as a mouse. Thanks. It does takes a little bit more time to set the tether. Does anyone have a quicker solution?
 

gcr0003

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This worked. Quiet as a mouse. Thanks. It does takes a little bit more time to set the tether. Does anyone have a quicker solution?
Interesting. I haven't seen anyone doing that before. I'll try it.
Please take a picture of how you were attaching it, and how you are attaching it now so we can better understand what you are experiencing. Screen shot your photos then select the screenshots in order to attach them.
 

1simplemann

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Please take a picture of how you were attaching it, and how you are attaching it now so we can better understand what you are experiencing. Screen shot your photos then select the screenshots in order to attach them.
I can't get pics at the moment. However, I was just attaching it the standard way. Around the tree and thru the eye. Back down to my bridge.
 
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