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General => Practical Knots => Topic started by: [Inkanyezi] gone on December 21, 2010, 12:01:25 AM

Title: Gleipnir revisited
Post by: [Inkanyezi] gone on December 21, 2010, 12:01:25 AM
The first method that was shown for the Gleipnir is very simple to follow, but I sometimes have found it difficult to make when I tie down a load with shock-cord.

By first forming the TurNip, and then reeving the ends, if the cord is not  rather long, it is difficult both to hold the eye open and to reeve the ends. However, I now make it with another method that does not require reeving the ends.

Title: Re: Gleipnir revisited
Post by: Dan_Lehman on December 21, 2010, 12:44:00 AM
Excellent.  I had wanted to figure the exact steps here,
by reverse-tying (untying) one of the structures ... .

One advantage not mentioned :  doing the tying in this
way buys one greater tension in the turNip strand (without
having to  deliver tension around it all via the ends)!