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    What knot to use?

    I need to join a loop of 1/8" shockcord to one end of a 2mm cord. What is the best knot for this - something that ends up small and won't snag? In the pic, the end marked "A" goes to some hardware. The other 3 ends need joining. Thanks.

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    Check out the Albright knot on this animated link. It's a fishing knot but I think it should work well to attach shock cord to regular line. I haven't used it yet but I was planning to, so please let me know how it works for you.

    http://www.animatedknots.com/albright/index.php

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    i think this might be what you need. check out post#2.
    http://www.hammockforums.net/forum/s...ghlight=bungie

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    First, close your loop with a fisherman's bend...a single will work just fine with shock cord.

    Then form a bight with the sc loop, and attach the 2mm cord with the Albright linked above.

    There are no snag free knots, sorry to say.
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    hi,

    personally, I'd use only a a double fisherman's bend but treating the two rope end on the left as one... it's strong and simple

    http://www.animatedknots.com/doublef...matedknots.com
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    Thanks for the responses. I guess I can go with the double fisherman's bend, but it is pretty massive when tied! I might experiment with whipping the 3 ends and then using heat-shrink tubing over all that. My application requires a rather smooth, minimal connection.

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