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    Quote Originally Posted by rcracin24 View Post
    Thanks! That's what I had kinda figured out by doing some reading, but wanted confirmation.

    Now for my next question. :-) How do I tie a diamond knot?...especially using this tutorial...there's only one end/strand vs. two. I've seen some instructions for a diamond knot, but I was really confused looking at them... :-/
    One reason you may only see one end, it that they are spilced together as soon as they leave the Diamond knot. That is what I do to my soft shackles.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rcracin24 View Post
    Thanks! That's what I had kinda figured out by doing some reading, but wanted confirmation.

    Now for my next question. :-) How do I tie a diamond knot?...especially using this tutorial...there's only one end/strand vs. two. I've seen some instructions for a diamond knot, but I was really confused looking at them... :-/
    i was thinking the same when i looked at the knot.

    Quote Originally Posted by Redoleary View Post
    I use TIAT diamond knot tutorial on youtube.
    but the vid is for two strand. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3d_GLYhIfBE do you pull it back out of bury to make 2 strands?
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    This is the one to which I was referring. Surprisingly enough I couldn't find it on the TIAT channel??
    I've been making them like this lately.
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    Diamond Knot

    Animated Knots. Good if YouTube is blocked.




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    Here's a pdf showing how to make a diamond knot and also the double diamond knot.

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    Thanks Knotty and SweetLou for the vids and pdf. Like a one stop shop!
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    Thanks for all the help with diamond knots!

    I found this website with tutorials on soft shackles that end in two strands to tie the diamond knot: http://l-36.com/soft_shackles.php?menu=3

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    Quote Originally Posted by Knotty View Post
    Properly made soft shackles are perfectly sufficient for hammock suspension use. The diamond knot is an important element in "properly made".
    What are the other important elements in a "properly made" soft shackle?

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    Proper bury length and milked all the way, equal amounts of strands on each side of the brummel, a good taper in the bury.

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    Quote Originally Posted by opie View Post
    If there is nothing to lock that bury, you could inadvertenly pull it out when you open the lock. It will hold fine under tension, but you could pull it out.
    I made something simliar, but with a couple of changes:

    1. I added an overhand knot that sits in the loop as it is minimized when the cord is buried back into itself. This made it easier to pull the loop open without reducing its ability to grab the stopper.

    2. I buried the cord back along it's entire length, then tied a simple figure-8 knot on the double thickness as the stopper.

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