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Jacon

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Adding spring to an otherwise static line
« on: December 25, 2010, 07:04:24 PM »
Anyone have a good knot for adding spring to an otherwise static line?

Thanks.

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Re: Adding spring to an otherwise static line
« Reply #1 on: December 25, 2010, 07:17:53 PM »
Try a sennit of some kind. Crowning works. Of course, the material used will affect the characteristics.

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Re: Adding spring to an otherwise static line
« Reply #2 on: December 25, 2010, 11:48:30 PM »
For what purpose and what kind of material?

Jacon

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Re: Adding spring to an otherwise static line
« Reply #3 on: December 26, 2010, 04:58:39 AM »
I'm hanging a system board for training purposes with approx 9mm static line and I want to add some stretch so the whole thing isn't very stabile, thus training stability muscles.  I could buy springs, but I like knots and ropework too much to succumb to that temptation. 

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Re: Adding spring to an otherwise static line
« Reply #4 on: December 26, 2010, 05:16:47 AM »
Here's a thought: Use a Zipper Sinnet made with the cord of choice. No need to use two cords as in this video > http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tUBTRs7Avk0
I just tried it out using some BlueWater 8 mm and it adds a little "elasticity".

Let me know if this is good for you.

Scott

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Re: Adding spring to an otherwise static line
« Reply #5 on: December 26, 2010, 07:08:29 AM »
Thanks Scott - seems like that might work.  I'll try it out tomorrow and let you know.