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    Does any one know what a grapevine is?

    As in two half hitches backed up with a grapevine. Supposed to be a good knot to tie Spectra through and eyelet. Checked Grogs site and 'no joy'.

    http://allaboutknots.blogspot.com/20...hitch-for.html

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    A quick Googling of the term reveals that 'grapevine' is another name for the double fisherman's knot.
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    I may be slow... But I sure am gimpy.

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    Look interesting.

    I use the ascending or decending knot, or whatever it is called. 3 loops around the ring followed by a bowline. It is nice because it leaves slack in the knot. Helpful with making the decending rings suspension work.
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    OK, so I am getting lazy. Went to the net and found it is a double fisherman's knot. Ignore me, but someone may find this useful so I will leave the post.

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    Wow, you guys are fast. Didn't leave for but a minute and, zoom, you are on it! Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Coffee View Post
    Look interesting.

    I use the ascending or decending knot, or whatever it is called. 3 loops around the ring followed by a bowline. It is nice because it leaves slack in the knot. Helpful with making the decending rings suspension work.
    Apparently the key with Spectra is two or in your case, three loops so as to not deform the line. I will try both.

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    It's a pretty handy knot for making a secure loop. I used it on my Single Line Suspension. Once it sets it's almost impossible to get loose.
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