Dave is correct. Extra turns on the ring before finishing the knot will
definitely spread out the load. This is the same technique we use when
tensile testing line. The line is wrapped several times (8 to be exact)
around a large diameter post as a termination point. 8 times is
excessive, but is used to ensure that the line can only break in the
middle. So one or two extra turns (providing the turns are on the ring
only and not over the line) will help spread out the load.
Date: Tue, 19 Jul 2005 01:42:04 -0000
From: "Dave Culp" <dave@...
Subject: Re: Tying Q-Power pro directly on to safety release steel ring:
Everything I know about knots suggests that Brian is right here. I
wonder if it'd help, too, to
take one or more round turns around the ring before finishing the knot?
Takes some force off
the knot and puts it in the larger diameter round turns.
I've never had troubles with knots in Q-PowerLine. Good stuff.
--- In email@example.com, "Brian Smith" <bsmith@P...> wrote:
> If the steel ring is smooth the Q-PowerLine should actually wear
> than when tied to a leader line as the load on the line is more evenly
> distributed. A lot depends on the diameter of the rod that the steel
> ring is made out of.
> If you have any questions please feel free to contact me.
> Brian Smith
> PowerLine Sports