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Old 04-11-2015, 00:05   #46
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Re: Instructions for Tying the High Strength Soft Shackle & Button Knot

My vote is for better button, but then I like alliteration.
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Re: Instructions for Tying the High Strength Soft Shackle & Button Knot

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My vote is for better button, but then I like alliteration.
Better Button it is then .

I will go make one and post a photo.
Without the two loops of the High Strength I agree that it would look better. Without the tatty tail of the Diamond it will make handling smoother.

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Re: Instructions for Tying the High Strength Soft Shackle & Button Knot

I have posted instructions for the new Better-Button or BB soft shackle here:

http://www.cruisersforum.com/forums/...le-155714.html

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This is how the BB soft shackle looks:

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Re: Instructions for Tying the High Strength Soft Shackle & Button Knot

I had a few bits of cut dyneema to use up from my experiments to create something to capture low friction rings well, so I made up some "High Strength" soft shackles from the scraps.

They are a lovely design.

I thought I would show you how small they could be made.

This is about the limit using 6 mm dyneema if a 30x line diameter bury of the legs is allowed and a bit of unburied space is left to open the noose more easily.

When open, this one measures 24 cm from the tip of the noose to the base of the Button stopper. You would better quick distribution of load if a shock load was applied if the legs were a bit longer, so I would not make them quite so short normally, but it is cute and super strong still.

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