Made my first 4 nacrabiners during a lunch break today.
Amazingly simple and easy to make, once the concept was clear.
Thanks to all that contributed.
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Fellow DIYs Unite - Okay, will one of you help me through the 35 pages of goodness Looking to make some of these fancy nacrabiners, and couldn't identify what length of raw material most people start out with.
Secondly, the Diamond Knot seems like a difficult knot to tie and keep your tails the same length... any lessons learned here?
I saw some tests, and was wondering what kind of load with the loop handle with 7/64 amsteel.
Thanks again for your time.... cheers!
It's not difficult after you have done it a few times. You have to work the knot as you tighten it to equalize lengths.
Take a look at post #65 for a suggested length.
Here' s couple of links showing a different style of soft shackle. The first one has a length calculator (it is for 3/16 rope, but will give you an idea). I like the second one (see video in post #9) with the "leash" to make it easy to open.
Thanks gmcttr. i made my biners with the release leash (strand from same amsteel) and it slides open nice. making these and whoopys really bring out the inner rope nerd...
I was thinking, wouldn't it work to have the first part of a locked brummel a little after the eye? It seem's like it would help keep the legs even when tying the diamond knot.
If the only use for these is going to be attaching the tarp to prussik loops along a ridgeline, is a double overhand knot sufficient? I'm basically replacing a couple of nite-ize s-biners, so I'm thinking it should be OK. Thanks.
First, a massive thank you to all who have posted in this thread.
After reading through the thread & spending far more time googling than I should admit to. I found a couple examples of "integrated soft shackles", but none with a good how to. Was wondering if any on here have experimented with them. & if so, which method preserves the greatest amount of strength.
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