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Powerful bowline nipping loop
« on: June 06, 2015, 04:04:26 PM »
Hi All,
        Why I have to look so hard for, why not make use of the Powerful bowline nipping loop?

         謝謝  alan lee.


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Re: Powerful bowline nipping loop
« Reply #1 on: June 06, 2015, 04:16:58 PM »
   Noope ! Not powerful enough, I am afraid... And the reason is that it is too convoluted : See the "higher" collar- it does not play any role in the nipping / gripping action on the returning eyeleg. On the contrary, it consumes tension, which otherwise could be used directly, to immobilize it.
   Alan, do me a favour : For not-TIB adjustable loops, compare them to the most simple one shown at
   You will see that it is very difficult to add more segments, without subtracting nipping power ! Simplicity is a functional requirement in such loops !

P.S. When you test such loops, wrap the tip of their eyes around a bearing, so the tension from the one leg can reach to the other. I also use to "help", manually, the "strong" leg a little bit, so the "weak" is forced to bear more than 50% of the total load - as it happens in practice very often.
« Last Edit: June 06, 2015, 04:25:42 PM by xarax »
This is not a knot.