3409Re: Q power line strength?
- Jun 11, 2002Brain lapse on my part. I use figure 8 knots all the time. I have
had them on a set of Q lines for two seasons. I did have one line
break at the knot after about 8 months, but I can tell you that the
Q line in figure 8 knots is stronger than some of the pigtails on my
kites. I have had to replace a fair number of those (I replaced
them with Q line with figure 8 knots). I haven't tried bowlines
using the Q line, but I do use the bowline knot on my leader for the
If you are lengthening the lines on a temporary basis, use figure 8
knots. If it is a permanent change, use the double surgeon. The
double surgeon knot is also great for connecting two lines that are
of different diameters. For example. I use a double surgeon knot
to connect a 1/4" leader line for my chicken loop to a 1/8 inch line
for the center leader.
--- In ksurfschool@y..., Mel <kitebord@p...> wrote:
> I use figure-8 knots all the time in Q-Power line. They are
> weaken the line the least of any knot. I've even used bowlines
> they're SO easy to adjust, even after full loading) which are
supposed to be
> There's a photo of a figure-8 in my group file folder, under
MelMods, in a
> folder called "Mounting Methods".
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "fernmanus" <fernmanus@y...>
> To: <ksurfschool@y...>
> Sent: Tuesday, June 11, 2002 11:45 AM
> Subject: [ksurfschool] Re: Q power line strength?
> > Phil,
> > I am not familiar with a figure 8 knot. However, I have
> > successfully used a double or triple surgeon's knot to extend
> > leader and line lengths.
> > Kenny
> > --- In ksurfschool@y..., Remtgnow@A... wrote:
> > > I have leftover q- line and want to know ?
> > > If I tie figure 8 knots, is it strong enough to use to extend
> > 20 m lines
> > > to 30 m lines?
> > > I think it's the strongest lline ,600 lbs
> > > Thanks
> > > phil B
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