Seems like it would be similar I agree but when you tie the knot with the scrap string between the knot and the frame you are tying your knot on top the scrap string. When you take off the clamp you will have more drawback. If you use the VS starting knot and tighten the final loop you are pushing the tightened knot out and you will see less drawback. It will also make for a bulkier knot (maybe too bulky) as you will have a knot within a knot. It may even look like an ugly beehive. You may have someone refer it as a "beehive piece of sh**. I am not saying though this knot is used by anyone. Don't even know if it will work.
Everyone has the right to be stupid... it's just that some people abuse the privilege
Last edited by Irvin; 11-26-2012 at 02:11 PM.