## Re: Q power line strength?

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• Phil, I am not familiar with a figure 8 knot. However, I have successfully used a double or triple surgeon s knot to extend both leader and line lengths.
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Phil,

I am not familiar with a figure 8 knot. However, I have
successfully used a double or triple surgeon's knot to extend both

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 my
20 m lines
> to 30 m lines?
> I think it's the strongest lline ,600 lbs
> Thanks
> phil B
• I use figure-8 knots all the time in Q-Power line. They are supposed to weaken the line the least of any knot. I ve even used bowlines (since they re SO easy
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I use figure-8 knots all the time in Q-Power line. They are supposed to
weaken the line the least of any knot. I've even used bowlines (since
weaker.

There's a photo of a figure-8 in my group file folder, under MelMods, in a
folder called "Mounting Methods".

Mel
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From: "fernmanus" <fernmanus@...>
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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 both
>
> 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 my
> 20 m lines
> > to 30 m lines?
> > I think it's the strongest lline ,600 lbs
> > Thanks
> > phil B
>
>
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• Brain 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
Message 3 of 4 , Jun 11, 2002
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Brain 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
chicken loop.

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

Kenny

--- In ksurfschool@y..., Mel <kitebord@p...> wrote:
> I use figure-8 knots all the time in Q-Power line. They are
supposed to
> weaken the line the least of any knot. I've even used bowlines
(since
supposed to be
> weaker.
>
> There's a photo of a figure-8 in my group file folder, under
MelMods, in a
> folder called "Mounting Methods".
>
> Mel
> ----- 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
both
> > 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
my
> > 20 m lines
> > > to 30 m lines?
> > > I think it's the strongest lline ,600 lbs
> > > Thanks
> > > phil B
> >
> >
> >
> > If you are new to kitesurfing, please visit
> > http://www.KitesurfingSchool.org/faqs.htm for the answers
> > to the most frequently asked questions.
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