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Jack

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New simple hitch?
« on: October 31, 2014, 11:25:25 PM »
Hello all!
Please help to justify how good is this knot and is it known already or not?
I've created it this Summer by chance altering various kinds of combinations including half hitch.
The prime aim was to find something easy to remember.
After all I've got simple and reliable knot at least for my home/boat applications.
I've checked number of resources on web and looked through Ashley Book but did not find so far exactly the same.
But many similar like Gnat Hitch.
So, I will appreciate your comments. Also about this post - in fact it's my first one.
Thanks in advance, Jack.


xarax

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Re: New simple hitch?
« Reply #1 on: November 01, 2014, 12:47:41 AM »
   It is a "new" hitch, indeed - considered that it may well had appeared in a picture only in 2011 :
   http://igkt.net/sm/index.php?topic=3288.msg19765#msg19765
   http://igkt.net/sm/index.php?topic=4975.msg32917#msg32917
   However, given its maximum simplicity  :) ( I can not imagine a simpler permanent and "tight" hitch than this...), we can safely bet that it has been tied many times in the past - at least by humans, because it may be "overcomplicated" for a weaver bird:)
   http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ploceidae
   Just like you, I had first tied it on marine ropes, but then I realized that it works on more slippery ropes, too, when the nub is and remains in contact with the hitched object. Pull the Standing End against the pole with one hand, while you push the nub towards its surface with the other. When the overhand knot will clinch on itself, its segments will "bite" the Standing End, and will immobilize it. Then, you can pull the Standing End even more, using both hands - and feet ( like a rower ) if you wish !  :)  The single wrap of the hitch will remain tensioned, even if/when the pulling of the Standing End will stop. That is the function of the "tight" hitches, which makes them suitable as binders, too.
    http://igkt.net/sm/index.php?topic=4155.0
   For a more tight and secure hitch, you have to utilize the mechanical advantage offered by the Cow hitch and the opposed bights locking mechanism - so you have to use another "overcomplicated" ( for weaver birds ) two-wraps hitch, like the Locked Single hitch:
   http://igkt.net/sm/index.php?topic=4035.msg24785#msg24785
   http://igkt.net/sm/index.php?topic=4035.msg24787#msg24787
   http://igkt.net/sm/index.php?topic=4441.msg28170#msg28170
   http://igkt.net/sm/index.php?topic=4814.msg31328#msg31328

   I supposed that everything of so simple a nature had already being discovered. - but it hadn t !  :)
« Last Edit: November 01, 2014, 01:02:40 AM by xarax »
This is not a knot.

Jack

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Re: New simple hitch?
« Reply #2 on: November 01, 2014, 10:41:20 AM »
Thanks! It's clear now. Anyway, I'm in love with "my hitch" although it is already known. And good point I will remember it always.
Again thanks for quick responce.
I will probably close this post in few days to clean up the topic.

xarax

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Re: New simple hitch?
« Reply #3 on: November 01, 2014, 01:35:53 PM »
I'm in love with "my hitch" although it is already known.

We are in love with things, because they are already known !  :)
However, oftentimes, we fell in love with things we do not understand...
 http://op-talk.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/08/20/why-we-love-what-we-dont-understand/?_php=true&_type=blogs&_php=true&_type=blogs&_r=2
This is not a knot.

 

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