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    Great tool for Whoopie slings,Slices, etc

    After becoming quite frustrated while trying to make a couple of continous loops, I decided to find a better set of tools for the job. After reviewing a bunch of videos that seemed to make it look quite easy, I went looking for readily available supplies.
    The knitting needle was easy and cheap ($1.50 at Walmart). Next up, something to pull the line through. That was the real puzzle. But in a flash of inspiration, I wondered to the fishing section. And there it was. Saltwater leaderlines! They are strong, small, "pushable", and already have a loop on both ends. This became critical when pulling the wire.
    These were also cheap. ($1.50 for pack of 3).
    I picked up the highest poundage leader that I could find. Went home and knocked out a continous loop and a dogbone in the time it used to take me to barely get the first bury started.
    Hope this helps somebody. I know it would have saved me a couple of hours of frustration in making my suspension.

    I'll pull a few pics up in a followup.

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    Images for the leaderline

    Images mentioned above.
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    Been using SS leaderline for some time. Absolutely great tool for splicing in my opinion!
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    I am soooo going to get one after my guitar string failed!
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    A note on the usage of the leaderline

    Just a tip on the usage. With this loop, you only need to seperate and cut out a few strands for a pretty short length. I have read a few techniques and they talk about removing different lengths of the strands to create a tapered effect. It did not seem to be necessary to do all that will this tool. I cut the center few strands out for about a half inch or so. And it worked just fine. I will say that the more and longer the strands removed, the easier. But all in all, it worked well with minimal time spent prepping the bury end.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WVassello View Post
    Just a tip on the usage. With this loop, you only need to seperate and cut out a few strands for a pretty short length. I have read a few techniques and they talk about removing different lengths of the strands to create a tapered effect. It did not seem to be necessary to do all that will this tool. I cut the center few strands out for about a half inch or so. And it worked just fine. I will say that the more and longer the strands removed, the easier. But all in all, it worked well with minimal time spent prepping the bury end.
    FWIW...the purpose of the taper is to maximize preservation of the ropes rating after splicing. Technically the taper length should be 1 fid (21 x rope diameter).

    Easier splicing is just a side benefit of the taper.

    Sampson Rope

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    Not only does tapering make life much easier, but getting down to the smaller cords like zing-it and dynaglide, you've got to taper.

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