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Re: New Animated Knots Website
« Reply #30 on: June 20, 2005, 12:47:17 AM »
The Constrictor is also great as an end loop, a midline loop and as a stopper.  It can also be easily tied with one hand, with the fingers as the mandrel and then slipped into place in it's traditional role, as a binding knot or can then be adjusted to one of the two loop configurations.  It can also be used as a sling shortening device which is easily adjusted but is failsafe when positioned.  Let's see 5 uses and tied by at least three different methods... Pretty good little knot.
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Re: New Animated Knots Website
« Reply #31 on: June 20, 2005, 10:58:38 PM »
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The Constrictor is also great as an end loop, a midline loop and as a stopper.

Okay, one's taking a bit of liberty with any of these being the Constrictor,
as the end loop (=#1045 (mid-line loopknot the same?)) requires a further tuck of
C. parts.  Now, "a stopper"???  Do tell!

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Re: New Animated Knots Website
« Reply #32 on: June 21, 2005, 06:58:35 AM »
Hi Dan, The mid line loop form of a constrictor is ABOK # 1059 and no extra tucks are required (unless you mean passing a bight through).  The end loop form of a constrictor is ABOK # 1045, again; no extra tucks (but pulling a bight through).  As a stopper #1045 bulks pretty welll but if your idea of a stopper must be a terminal knot then I'll yield to you on that point.  But even then I'll say it never ran back out of the block... but I'll yield.   So I am back where I was; midloop, end loop, binding and stopper.  I guess they aren't constrictors but they all start there.  Too bad I can't find a "bend" application.  The "shortened slings" are in an issue of Knotting Matters and may not be in ABOK (but I sort of think it may be).  Please don't make me chase down the refference.  Just tie an endless sling and tie the Constrictor by the bight method and you will find your sling can be adjusted to almost full length or any size down to half length.  This works for serious climbers or "mountain men" (might call us redneck hillbillies).  So now I "did tell". ;D
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Re: New Animated Knots Website
« Reply #33 on: June 23, 2005, 08:24:52 AM »
Well done Alan... ;)
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