Author Topic: Spanish Bowline via the Hemp Pretzel  (Read 2648 times)

JimK

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Spanish Bowline via the Hemp Pretzel
« on: February 25, 2010, 11:29:13 PM »
I found the Spanish bowline to be easily tied via the hemp pretzel
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uUlAFKLNy3g

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Re: Spanish Bowline via the Hemp Pretzel
« Reply #1 on: February 27, 2010, 11:43:56 AM »
Hey, thanks for the post ;D
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Re: Spanish Bowline via the Hemp Pretzel
« Reply #2 on: March 10, 2010, 10:21:39 PM »
+1
Not sure yet whether I prefer this over the conventional method.  I need to practise your techniques until the process feels more natural and I speed up.  Good stuff though.

Then there's your Blakes Hitch video.  That's a new knot to me, though I can see it resembles a Prusik.  I daresay it will have a similar function.  I'll look it up.  I am going to be be busy the next few days!
« Last Edit: March 10, 2010, 10:25:37 PM by SpitfireTriple »

JimK

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Re: Spanish Bowline via the Hemp Pretzel
« Reply #3 on: March 15, 2010, 11:06:37 PM »
Spitfire,

The Blake's hitch is an arborist knot that's very stable for use in tree climbing.  In this application, the rope goes up from the Blake's hitch, over a limb and finally terminates at the climber's harness.  As the climber moves up, the Blake's hitch is advanced, and progress is captured. The entire system is a loop that becomes smaller as the climber ascends.   Like the Prusik, it's a friction hitch.