Re: Knots in Spectra
- --- In email@example.com, Cara Lin Bridgman
> I have tied bowline and an alpine butterfly knots in my Hennessey
> Hammock spectra so I could use other ways of tying my hammock than the
> Hennessey Wrap. The Wrap was tedious and was causing some wear and
> on the tree huggers.way
> Well, both knots were almost impossible to untie, taking 15-30 minutes
> each (no teeth, no marlinespikes). The alpine butterfly was a little
> easier. So, after tying these knots, using them, and seeing how hard
> they are to untie and what they can do to the line (shiny compressed
> sections), I've decided that the Hennessey Wrap probably is the best
> to go if you want to take care of your spectra. It is also theCara,
> lightest, because it does not require any extra hardware.
> I've not yet tested the Wrap on a system with a carabiner between the
> tree huggers and the spectra, but expect it will work the same, provide
> a drip-line, and prevent wear and tear on both huggers and spectra.
> who admits that tree huggers will be a whole lot easier to replace than
Back when I used a HH I recall having the same experience with
slippery bowlines. Recently I have looked at some of the Spyderline
cord, the 2.8 mm and the 3.8 mm. What I noticed 'this time' with this
line, especially the smaller line, was that how easily it releases
from a slippery bowline depends on how I finish the bowline. You have
a choice of putting the quick release loop inside of outside the line
you initially put through the loop you form... if that makes any
sense. When I put it outside, it is more difficult to release than
when I put it inside... it can be a big difference.
Of course how well webbing or rope holds and releases with any knot is
a function of the particular materials involved.
- Hi Moz,
I like that knot. It's basically a prussic with a clever way of tying
off. Once tied, is it adjustable?
The pics are great--very clear.
> Cara Lin Bridgman said:--
>> I have tied bowline and an alpine butterfly knots in my Hennessey
>> Hammock spectra so I could use other ways of tying my hammock than the
>> Hennessey Wrap. The Wrap was tedious and was causing some wear and tear
>> on the tree huggers.
> I played around with wrap-style knots and came up with one that's
> quick to tie and has worked well for me for a couple of years now.
> Have a go and let me know if it works for you:
> If the pics don't make sense I can have another go, but the last
> person to ask did it just off those.
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