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Old 02-08-2014, 18:37   #46
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Re: Presenting a New Hitch : the EStar-XX (based on EStar Hitch)

Those are good points, I guess I was pointing out the similarities but being too vague earlier; I noticed that each of those three knots (taught,blake,estar) utilize a clove hitch/half hitch to compress the line running between it-- rather ingenious idea I think. Perhaps many knots do, but these sort of stuck out to me. Also the blake makes use of a passed through tail perpendicular to the hitches so they cinches down on it, similar to estar. Really a great knot, estar/xx!

I noticed someone mentioned the zeppelin bend, I think that knot is great and now I've been fiddling around trying to get something between that and these knots, what with the multiple cinching half hitches idea.

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Re: Presenting a New Hitch : the EStar-XX (based on EStar Hitch)

> taught

Taut - as in "pulled tight".

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Re: Presenting a New Hitch : the EStar-XX (based on EStar Hitch)

Originally Posted by estarzinger View Post

Interesting. I have been quite focused on dyneema, but have been curious how my results would translate to vectran. It's not slippery (like dyneema) so would not have the knot slipping problems. I have never seen any data on whether it is more or less bend radius sensitive than dyneema - do you know? I am guessing even slightly more bend radius sensitive since it is slightly higher modulus.
Unfortunately no data sheet around so don't know about D/d. The few destruction tests done it went either at the splice or knot. This particular stuff might be even more sensitive as it has a core to help it keep it's shape on the grooved drum. We were using 5/8" Crosby bows.
Synthetic is amazing stuff though, commissioning the winches if you get the tuning wrong it can lock up at 20Km/h, 300Kg carries on about 6 feet upwards, then back down again.... Enough to fracture bearings but the 6mm rope holds. Incredible material.

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