Author Topic: Slipped constrictor knot  (Read 1335 times)

colinbyfleet

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Slipped constrictor knot
« on: December 12, 2015, 03:52:37 PM »
Hi
I'm posting this on behalf of Derek Wright.  If you have comments please reply to him on aqualune@iafrica.com.
Attached is a photo of a claimed new slipped version of the normal constrictor knot.  Please advise him if he is the first to tie it.
Colin

Sweeney

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Re: Slipped constrictor knot
« Reply #1 on: December 13, 2015, 04:26:29 PM »
I don't recall ever seeing this sparticular slipped version before - but equally I cannot see any advantage in slipping both ends which seems awkward to tie so it may be Derek is the first person to tie it but I wonder why? Anyone see an easy way to tie this?

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Re: Slipped constrictor knot
« Reply #2 on: December 13, 2015, 07:52:39 PM »
"Slipping" is a generic amendment to almost any knot to ease or initiate the untying of that knot. I don't think it can be considered new or unique or even safe in certain situations.

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Re: Slipped constrictor knot
« Reply #3 on: December 14, 2015, 07:09:41 AM »
I concur in the sentiments expressed above --re not having
seen it, but then slipping is a well-known possibility, and
why slip it thus, might it even be dangerous, and so on.

In fact, slipping it thus does one thing : leaves the knot TIB
--for whatever that's worth.  (The symmetric slipping would not.)

Given the asymmetry shown, one might take this moment
to explore whether one way or the other seems better (= easier
to pull loose) !?  --perhaps the lower tail, as presented?

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