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merickson

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Polocross knot?
« on: December 05, 2005, 12:27:15 AM »
I ran across this knot
http://www.polocrosse.net/aus/qld/images/knot.jpg
with the caption:
"Net knot (tight): It is this tiny, intricate knot which separates polocrosse from all other racquet sports. A series of these small knots form a loose net in a squash racquet head to hold a polocrosse ball. The knots can be adjusted to throw the ball faster or slower depending on which position a player takes on the field."

I can't figure out what goes where. What does the other side of the knot look like?

thanks

nautile

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Re: Polocross knot?
« Reply #1 on: December 05, 2005, 02:06:43 AM »
Hi!
I read it like that (diagram like ):


http://tinyurl.com/d96st

Did it most quickly ( it is sunday 5th december 00.10 AM here in France, have to tuck myself into bed soon ! ) hope I got it right and if knot, friends on forum will put us both with the right answer.

knudeNoggin

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Re: Polocross knot?
« Reply #2 on: December 05, 2005, 08:35:39 AM »
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I ran across this knot
http://www.polocrosse.net/aus/qld/images/knot.jpg
with the caption:
"Net knot (tight): It is this tiny, intricate knot which separates polocrosse from all other racquet sports. A series of these small knots form a loose net in a squash racquet head to hold a polocrosse ball. The knots can be adjusted to throw the ball faster or slower depending on which position a player takes on the field."

My initial reading matches Nautile's.  I see  the two ends going off to the right as
legs of a bight, around which another piece of cord ties the knot.  And the tightest
apparent turns of this knot are at the ends (left & right) of the whole.  It hardly
looks like a knot that is ready for adjustment!

Google shows only a few other sightings of this (to my search so far, anyway);
and some of the knots shown less clearly (smaller) in another site appear to be the
more common "double" knot--like a double Becket Hitch (turns around the bight
appear to be parallel & even; an end appears to exit from the bight tip)!?
Also, in one of these photos, it appears that only a few of the nets' knots are of this
form, others being the simpler meshknot/bowline/// form.  Perhaps that knot just
jams too much to adjust?  --that the extra material passed through the bight is
what enables loosening of this knot?

*knudeNoggin*