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trenchdigger


May 11, 2007, 10:01 AM

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Re: [drector] Yet another Improved(?) Equalette idea...
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Well, the drawback to the figure 8 (likewise in the equalette) is that if one arm of the equalette cuts, you have the knot loaded across two strands coming out of the same end of the knot. Eights tend to capsize and roll in this load configuration (hence the reason you use a European Death Knot - the overhand - instead of an eight when tieing ends of a rope together to rap). So maybe a simple overhand would be better? My concern is that the overhand wouldn't be secure enough in the standard load configuration of this system. But maybe it would if you added a backup double overhand on the tag end?


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