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mcjtom

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Good lead?
« on: July 09, 2022, 08:11:57 AM »
Ashley describes several knots as having 'a good lead'.  What does it mean?

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Re: Good lead?
« Reply #1 on: July 10, 2022, 12:39:39 AM »
Ashley describes several knots as having 'a good lead'.  What does it mean?

I take Ashley to mean lead as having enough rope to finish the knot, especially a complicated knot.
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Re: Good lead?
« Reply #2 on: July 10, 2022, 05:15:11 AM »
Ashley describes several knots as having 'a good lead'.  What does it mean?
If you flip to the glossary of the his book, near the index, he has a brief explanation of his usage of the term.
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Re: Good lead?
« Reply #3 on: July 10, 2022, 06:48:18 AM »
So if a loop has 'a good lead' would it mean that the direction of rope (its standing part?) is somehow advantageous, such as being symmetric with respect to the legs of the loop?
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Re: Good lead?
« Reply #4 on: July 10, 2022, 12:33:30 PM »
i think fair question and have chased this before finding the term 'lead' itself used in several ways; almost seems particular to the time.
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Best i could figure out on 'good lead' is good, seamless flow that is strong and not so prone to hang up thru a porting?
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In dbl.checking the glossary i don't find 'good lead' and then these for 'lead'/s:
"LEAD: The direction of a rope. The direction of a strand in a knot.
LEADS: The parts of a tackle between the two blocks, as opposed to the Standing Part and fall"

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on 'fall' chase find:
"FALL: (1) The whole rope of a tackle. (2) The hauling end only of a tackle.
FALL BLOCK: The block in a tackle where energy is first applied."





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