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Author Topic: hooking lines to kite .  (Read 2145 times)
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« Reply #15 on: September 18, 2010, 03:20 PM »

Based on your description, I am picturing a prusik.  Is this what you mean (you would tie it differently, but end up with the same result)?



If so, it has the same weakness as a girth hitch, but the reality is that any knot weakens a line to different degrees.  It is just good to know that when you are flying with 100lb test, you may only be getting 70-75lbs of strength out of the line because of the weakness at the knot.  More of a trivia tidbit than anything else.
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« Reply #16 on: September 18, 2010, 06:52 PM »

ok now that we have completely derailed the train, isn't sleeved line a higher poundage than the unsleeved portion (assuming you have sleeved ends)
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« Reply #17 on: September 18, 2010, 09:51 PM »

No, a Prussik knot is not what i hoped to describe.

My method puts 2 lines across where the larkshead has but 1. There is still an area with 1 line, but it is now in a much lower stressed area.

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« Reply #18 on: September 19, 2010, 03:24 AM »

Oops, my bad.  After reading it again I think I see what you mean; you make a larks head with an already formed larks head loop. I don't know what it is called though.

I wish I could get out that way again!  Cry

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« Reply #19 on: September 19, 2010, 08:21 AM »

That larkshead on a larkshead still leaves a section of single line, a little off center now, but still there. Not sure it would increase strength. John, I'm wondering why the Engineer in you hasn't gotten into strength testing rods, knots, etc? It's not the same around here.  Kiss
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« Reply #20 on: September 20, 2010, 04:03 AM »

clips also tended to become a weak point destined to break....

in the uk a larks head is also known as a Calf hitch....
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