My 8 knot masterpiece

Irvin

Talk Tennis Guru
A fisherman’s knot is 2 overhand knots. Leave either one out and the 2 ends will not be joined. you Can tie both end at the same time or separately but both ends must be knotted.
 

Wes

Professional
Is there a hitch in your backhand?
There is.
I'm just not sure if it's a Girth Hitch... a Clove Hitch... a Munter Hitch (aka Italian Hitch)... or a Garda Hitch.

My coach, trainer, physio, and nutritionist are all unsure as well. :unsure:

Now that I'm thinking about it... it's probably just a hitch in my giddy-up. :whistle:
 

Wes

Professional
Alpine butterfly.
(y)
Although, technically, not a hitch.
However, good knot for clipping into a middle section of rope (direct pulls on each of the ends won't "upset" the Alpine Butterfly, the way many other knots will).
It's also a good way to isolate a section of a rope that has been damaged (example: the sheath has been cut badly).
Again, the (remaining) rope can be pulled in either/both directions - without "upsetting" the Alpine Butterfly.
 

tennisbike

Professional
Following Shroud's bad influence, ;), I did a 4- piece, 5 knot "monster" piece, to reuse the Ashaway Kev+ main string and Liberty cross string, by adding a 3-ft length Ashaway Liberty 16. 70 lb/50 lb
Previously: The Kev + main strung was already installed once "flipped" by cutting out the center and joined the 2 end together to form one string, shorter only covering to #6 main. The Ashaway Liberty covered the rest using an original pattern filling the 2 side mains and rest of the cross. The Liberty looked new, free of any knotching from the low 40 lb cross
ref. tension. Though the Kev main is so slack, often a large gap is on the string bed during rallying. The string bed too lively and not consistent.
This time, I tied the Kev + with Liberty using a Double Uni Knot. I read that a double uni knot is a good knot for joining braided line to mono core line. I found it to be bulky. The tricky part is always where on the main to start the knot. I ended up pulling the slacks out with the knot against the grommet, meaning probably could have pull even more. I basically used the JM inspired way to pull only the last main and walking the tension repeatedly from side main toward #2 main. I ended with about 25 to 30 lbs, free length on SM, which is the highest I have ever gone.
Basically is like a One-Piece string job with short side filling the top cross. And the long side, routed to last cross, up last main on SS, the continued down 2nd cross. I was glad I have an extra flying clamp I could use in addition to a starting clamp and my fixed clamp dropweight machine.
I wonder how long will this last. One section of Kev already shows bare to a single fiber after strung. Anyway, I was looking for an interesting problem/puzzle to work on and I found it.
 

Ronaldo

Bionic Poster
Following Shroud's bad influence, ;), I did a 4- piece, 5 knot "monster" piece, to reuse the Ashaway Kev+ main string and Liberty cross string, by adding a 3-ft length Ashaway Liberty 16. 70 lb/50 lb
Previously: The Kev + main strung was already installed once "flipped" by cutting out the center and joined the 2 end together to form one string, shorter only covering to #6 main. The Ashaway Liberty covered the rest using an original pattern filling the 2 side mains and rest of the cross. The Liberty looked new, free of any knotching from the low 40 lb cross
ref. tension. Though the Kev main is so slack, often a large gap is on the string bed during rallying. The string bed too lively and not consistent.
This time, I tied the Kev + with Liberty using a Double Uni Knot. I read that a double uni knot is a good knot for joining braided line to mono core line. I found it to be bulky. The tricky part is always where on the main to start the knot. I ended up pulling the slacks out with the knot against the grommet, meaning probably could have pull even more. I basically used the JM inspired way to pull only the last main and walking the tension repeatedly from side main toward #2 main. I ended with about 25 to 30 lbs, free length on SM, which is the highest I have ever gone.
Basically is like a One-Piece string job with short side filling the top cross. And the long side, routed to last cross, up last main on SS, the continued down 2nd cross. I was glad I have an extra flying clamp I could use in addition to a starting clamp and my fixed clamp dropweight machine.
I wonder how long will this last. One section of Kev already shows bare to a single fiber after strung. Anyway, I was looking for an interesting problem/puzzle to work on and I found it.
 
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