Author Topic: Groundline Hitch vs. Bag Knot vs. Constrictor  (Read 11033 times)

Mike

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Re: Groundline Hitch vs. Bag Knot vs. Constrictor
« Reply #15 on: August 02, 2011, 10:41:20 PM »
In the picture ABOK #1244 is being called the " Snug Hitch"  and they show the "Bag knot"  tied differently.

TheTreeSpyder

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Re: Groundline Hitch vs. Bag Knot vs. Constrictor
« Reply #16 on: August 02, 2011, 11:47:49 PM »
i favour 'squareness' / stabilized looks in knots.  To me 1674 and Constrictor on  top of horizontal spar has ends squared nicely between Turns.  But, on vertical spar, i like how the Groundline serves the Bitter downwards with gravity as final lock, where 1674 + Constrictor would have gravity pull the ends out of Square possibly.  Only Constrictor is same pulled forward or backward.  1674 makes fair binding/ pulls square, but Groundline reverse pull distorts lacing somewhat; but still traps self well.

But, of these, there is only 1 real Constrictor, others are slightly less i think.  1674, i make mostly (especially slipped), unless real reason to go/upgrade to Constrictor form.

Make Constrictor, Dbl. Constrictor, or even to Boa etc. all by fig.8 folded/twisted bases if can slip over, rather than thread on host/mount.  But only place on as many Turns, as can tighten thru.

Really Love the pic; this is the kind of view i'm always trying to draw/ animate to.