Author Topic: Gleipnir revisited  (Read 4263 times)

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Gleipnir revisited
« on: December 21, 2010, 12:01:25 AM »
The first method that was shown for the Gleipnir is very simple to follow, but I sometimes have found it difficult to make when I tie down a load with shock-cord.

By first forming the TurNip, and then reeving the ends, if the cord is not  rather long, it is difficult both to hold the eye open and to reeve the ends. However, I now make it with another method that does not require reeving the ends.

  • First I make two round turns (or splayed loops), ends meeting on top of the load.
  • Then with one end, I half-hitch over the middle of the cord. (image 1)
  • The other end then follows the half-hitched one in opposite direction. (image 2)
  • When it comes up between the two parts, I haul a bit on both ends. (image 3)
  • When the TurNip is formed, I continue hauling, now up, to even out tensions, whereupon I let it fall back. (image 4)
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Re: Gleipnir revisited
« Reply #1 on: December 21, 2010, 12:44:00 AM »
Excellent.  I had wanted to figure the exact steps here,
by reverse-tying (untying) one of the structures ... .

One advantage not mentioned :  doing the tying in this
way buys one greater tension in the turNip strand (without
having to  deliver tension around it all via the ends)!