Author Topic: Best knot for a rope swing?  (Read 5480 times)

Mike

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Best knot for a rope swing?
« on: October 21, 2005, 06:48:39 AM »
what is the best way to attach a rope to a tree limb to make a rope swing.? It would need to be one the would not allow the rope to slide back and forth around the limb so the rope would not fray.

nautile

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Re: Best knot for a rope swing?
« Reply #1 on: October 21, 2005, 11:59:47 AM »
Hello!


Just the beginning of an idea :

Make 2 of this :

http://charles.hamel.free.fr/PIXNEST/Eye-on-both-end.jpg

Install it like this ( sorry am no Da Vinci!):

http://charles.hamel.free.fr/PIXNEST/LIMB-SPLICE-SLING.png


Rope, security and so forth...
I will add : tree are living things : in bonsaĆ® we take great care not to let an obtacle to sap circulation stay overlong and never hurt the bark just as you would never hurt the skin of an animal ( human or not). Please ttry to think of hanging the position a few inches from season to season if you leave it in place year round.

Cheers


Added :
forgot to tell :
you can ( as in done on board of boats to prevent some of the chaffing) slide the rope between the eyes, inside a thick-walled plastic tube. That should prevent some of the friction on the limb and avoid most of the chaffing.( or so I think...)
« Last Edit: October 21, 2005, 12:21:47 PM by nautile »

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Re: Best knot for a rope swing?
« Reply #2 on: October 21, 2005, 09:38:49 PM »
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what is the best way to attach a rope to a tree limb to make a rope swing.? It would need to be one the would not allow the rope to slide back and forth around the limb so the rope would not fray.

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