Originally Posted by BER
Still thinking while getting ready for work...
How strong do you think the slider knot is. For instance, if one were to use a single piece of amsteel for the suspension triangle of a bridge and used your slider knot at the apex, would that be strong enough for attaching over the diamond knot at the end of your whoopie? I haven't thought this through enough perhaps...
Originally Posted by GrizzlyAdams
The wraps will be strong enough, but with the angle of the suspension sides they'll be trying hard to tear the knot apart. Another challenge! The key will be the way the wrap is tied off....
What if instead of a continuous loop with a sliding whip knot below the apex, you did a straight length of cord to form the suspension triangle, with the cord ends at the apex? You could then have eyes on both ends, both with whip knots, and loop both eyes over the diamond knot?
I'm still learning about bridge suspensions. Is there an advantage to a single line for the triangle as opposed to two separate matched cords attached to the hammock?
Edit: Actually, I just rewatched Grizz's "The Making of a GrizzBridge part three (Gone Loopy)" video. What if you did two separate cords with eyes on each end? Would it be reasonably easy enough to make them the same length? And Grizz, would you recommend using the type of eye you did in the video for attaching to the soft shackles near the hammock, or would you use the new whip knot eye for both ends of each cord?