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DerekSmith

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A Challenge
« on: September 25, 2006, 10:06:35 PM »
Just a bit of fun,

A pint of Best Bitter for the first person to identify the parent of this knot.

The parent is well known, and probably has been tied by most members of this forum.

Its a loop knot - what is it?

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and here it is opened up a bit so that you can see the internals.


Any takers?

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Re: A Challenge
« Reply #1 on: September 25, 2006, 10:28:55 PM »
OK Derek - I will have a go....Figure of Eight

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Re: A Challenge
« Reply #2 on: September 25, 2006, 11:26:22 PM »
I don't know if it'd be considered well-known, but it looks like somebody's been twisting around a Perfection Loop that had an extra final wrap.

Just a guess.
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Re: A Challenge
« Reply #3 on: September 25, 2006, 11:32:22 PM »
Sorry Gordon,

No, it's not a Figure of Eight.

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Re: A Challenge
« Reply #4 on: September 25, 2006, 11:33:50 PM »
Oh,

And if you think you have the answer, try to make the conversion just to prove it.

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Re: A Challenge
« Reply #5 on: September 26, 2006, 08:46:44 AM »
I'd say a three-twist timber hitch, with one of the hitches pulled down and around the loop around the running part, but not over the running part, then all rearranged to get the loops in the right direction.

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Re: A Challenge
« Reply #6 on: September 26, 2006, 09:30:13 AM »
Nice idea Bridog,

but no, it's not the timber hitch.

Oh, by the way I was a bit wrong when I said this knot was well known, it is well known, but this variant is slightly less well known.

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Re: A Challenge
« Reply #7 on: September 26, 2006, 05:03:36 PM »
I don't know if it'd be considered well-known, but it looks like somebody's been twisting around a Perfection Loop that had an extra final wrap.

Just a guess.
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Re: A Challenge
« Reply #8 on: September 26, 2006, 05:57:52 PM »
My guess is a Honda Knot (ABOK 1024) with a few more pass-arounds to lock in place. I like it and will have to put that one to memory.

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Re: A Challenge
« Reply #9 on: September 26, 2006, 06:05:44 PM »
Yup,

Its Mikes "Double Tucked Perfection" dressed into an entirely different conformation and of course a different load distribution structure.

Any guesses as to which should be the stronger?

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Re: A Challenge
« Reply #10 on: September 26, 2006, 08:29:42 PM »
Nice knot

And is it stronger than, say, the bowline or even the water bowline?

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