(alias ProfessorHammock on youtube)
All of these methods, this video and Mac's picture post of ABOK 718??? or whichever are WAY more simple than the method I tie them. I keep waiting for one to show up using the "fold both ears down" method.
Last edited by nacra533; 05-10-2010 at 00:27.
Running rigging and control lines are my primary usage. I have yet to trust them for standing rigging other than the (fixed) spin pole for an asymetrical kite. I just like the security of pins and metal shackles.
I never liked riding up front. The work was always a little tougher than trimming.
Can't we all just 'Hang' along?
I would plan on using 2-4" per leg for the knot. In a 3/16" covered line, the knot uses 4 inches. Smaller uncovered line use less.
If you want one that is 3" long when closed and loaded...
2 legs x 3" for the loop= 6"
2 legs x 4" for the knot = 8"
2 legs x 2-3" for ease of tieing = 5"
Start with 19" and once you are comfortable tieing them, you can probably cut out 5 inches or more.