Originally Posted by jackdale
Dragging rule #1.
If dragging - let out more rode, increase your scope.
NOT dragging rule #1. Always have more than enough scope out BEFORE you need it.
I maintain that not putting out enough scope is the #1 reason most people drag. Sure, there are tight spots where short scope is necessary, but in most cases there is room. What's the real reason NOT to put out 7:1 or 10:1 (with rope) if you can??? Usually there isn't a good reason not to put out a lot of scope. People put out less out of habit I think...
If I put out less than 5:1 with my 3/8 chain, I have to have a mental conversation with myself justifying why I feel it is safe to make an exception.