Author Topic: Summer bend  (Read 1099 times)

xarax

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Summer bend
« on: August 02, 2014, 07:08:42 PM »
   For the third member of this series, I tried to tie a conceptually simple bend - although this concept is far from "simple"... I can not understand how we would be able to measure something that seems to depend on how different people conceive patterns of convoluted / interweaved lines in 3D space - their past experiences, abilities / dexterities ( hand-eye coordination ), aesthetic preferences / prejudices, etc. In short, is this "simplicity" a quantity of the knot, per se, that can be measured (1), independently of the knot tyer, or not ?   
   
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« Last Edit: August 02, 2014, 07:09:20 PM by xarax »
This is not a knot.

xarax

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Re: Summer bend
« Reply #1 on: October 06, 2014, 01:35:12 PM »
  If we untuck the Tail Ends once ( = through the one of the two turns of the other link s double collar they go through ), we get the "simpler", regarding the paths followed by the rope in space, yet much less simple conceptually, and much less easy to remember how to tie, to tie and to inspect "Tight bend" ( M. A17, 1994 ) - which, in its turn, may be considered as a more complex Double harness bend.
   I have no doubt whatsoever that 999 out of 1000 people will find the Summer bend "simpler" than the Tight bend - and that, once they tie both once, they will never tie the later again !  :) However, the measure by which they will compare the "simplicity" of those two bends will be ill-defined - as ill-defined is "simplicity" of practical knots itself ! (!) 

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This is not a knot.