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alpineer

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Knot Quiz
« on: October 03, 2015, 01:06:47 PM »

Knutern

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Re: Knot Quiz
« Reply #1 on: October 04, 2015, 11:25:08 PM »
Wasn't able to view the images in full scale (I tried only chrome). It just started loading forever.
I'm aiming for knots that is secure, AND that is easy to untie.

alpineer

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Re: Knot Quiz
« Reply #2 on: October 05, 2015, 01:37:38 AM »
That's a bit odd and unfortunate. I tried the link myself and I was able to get full scale images, which you really need to have in order to do the test. I use Firefox, but it shouldn't make any difference. If you right click on an image do you see an option in the context menu to view full scale?

Mobius

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Re: Knot Quiz
« Reply #3 on: October 05, 2015, 11:56:12 AM »
It worked fine for me Linux/Firefox

asemery

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Re: Knot Quiz
« Reply #4 on: October 05, 2015, 05:51:23 PM »
I was stumped by question # 4.  I had never heartd of a figure-of-nine knot let alone a figure-of-ten.
  That brings up a a question
Is the correct term   figure-of-eight knot   or  figure eight knot?  Does the figure-of-eight term have snob appeal?   :)  Cheers.  Tony
                                           
« Last Edit: October 05, 2015, 11:18:41 PM by asemery »

alpineer

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Re: Knot Quiz
« Reply #5 on: October 05, 2015, 09:51:02 PM »
I was stumped by question # 4.  I had never heartd of a figure-of-nine knot let alone a figure-of-ten.
  That brings up a a question
Is the correct term   figure-of-eight knot   or  figure eight knot?  Does the figure-of-eight term have snob appeal?  Cheers.  Tony
                                         

Figure-of-eight is the formal term, so in that sense would be correct. But I don't think there's any snob appeal associated with it.
« Last Edit: October 05, 2015, 09:53:26 PM by alpineer »

Dan_Lehman

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Re: Knot Quiz
« Reply #6 on: October 06, 2015, 01:33:36 AM »
> ... I was able to get full scale images,
> which you really need to have in order to do the test.
That's an understatement : in the grapevine images,
I'd say that many of them satisfy the question --it's
a dubious determinant to lean so hard on slight
differences in *bulges* and so on (they are not exploded).
Also, it's arguable about excluding the "wrong" orientation
of the opposed overhands, though I concur in choosing
the common, "concordant" (C.Warner's term) one.

Btw, I was especially pleased to see the one trick "fig.8"
(rightmost, IIRC), in which one line makes not that but
an overhand --and the structure is asymmetric,
so one should wonder about which loading gets what
behavior pluses/minuses!  (I myself have long thought
that that knot makes a good legend-buster about how
the intended knot is so readily recognizable : I surmise
that one could present that bogus knot to many who
assert this characteristic and prove them wrong!)


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