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Test of hitch tension reduction methods
« on: May 04, 2022, 08:43:59 AM »
I'm not sure if this is allowed or in good form (could please the Moderators delete this post if it's not).

There is a short article in the Knotting Matters #146 (March 2020): pp.: 24-30 describing tests of a number of spar wrapping techniques reducing the tension on the final object hitch (or one could consider those wrapping techniques as an integral part of the hitches as in the 'round turn and two half-hitches' or the 'backhand hitch').  Either way, while not ground-breaking I think it's an interesting enough quantitative dataset on friction, without which no knot would work, to include in this sub-board.

How to Reduce Jamming - KM146:pp.24-30

p.s. I just re-read it and discovered some minor typos, notably Figure 2 is referred to in the text as Figure 1.
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