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  Posted by: kelvin1 on Jun-11-13 6:58 AM (EST)

In my experience in whitewater recoveris prussiks are used to attach carabiners or pulleys to the rope rather than as a one way sliding loop.

My personal sequence would be to try a direct pull, if unsuccessful anchor the rope and try a vector pull, if still unsuccessful use a prussik to add a pig rig.

There is an excellent analysis of the forces involved at

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