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Old 25-07-2014, 21:18   #151
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Re: Zeppelin Bend - next best thing to sliced bread

Step 2: Take end of line nearest to you, pass under your hand, across both lines away from you and back under both lines lying on top of your palm.
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Old 25-07-2014, 21:18   #152
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Step 3: Take end of line furthest from you, pass behind your fingers, between both standing parts from above and towards you.
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Old 25-07-2014, 21:19   #153
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Step 4: Turn this same end back to pass behind your hand away from you. It should pass between the back of your hand and the loops created here by both lines.
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Old 25-07-2014, 21:20   #154
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Step 5: Ensure both tails are sufficiently long and pull the standing parts to tighten. Dress if necessary, although this seems to self-dress the same way that SWLís 69 method does.
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Old 25-07-2014, 22:19   #155
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Re: Zeppelin Bend - next best thing to sliced bread

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Old 25-07-2014, 22:40   #156
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Great thread guys. I have only just stumbled across it today and you have all brought out my inner knot geek. I've been playing with trying to work out a hand wrap method. This is what I came up with. I still prefer SWL's 69 method but does this work for you SM? My instructions are for right handed, reverse if you are left handed.
Nev, very clever!
Much better than the hand method I attempted for Salty

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Dress if necessary, although this seems to self-dress the same way that SWL’s 69 method does.
Yes, it will dress exactly the same way - just yank the standing ends.
More tail will need to be left though as with the hand method the loops of the 6 and 9 are fairly big and the ends may slide through a bit more as the knot is being tightened.


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Seems the last stumbling block has fallen .
Is Salty now ready to embrace the Zepp?
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Old 25-07-2014, 23:42   #157
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Cheers guys. A problem like this does bring out my geek. Once I had it in my head I couldn't let it beat me.

It might take more than this to make a convert of Salty. He seems pretty dedicated to the AB.
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Old 25-07-2014, 23:54   #158
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Cheers guys. A problem like this does bring out my geek. Once I had it in my head I couldn't let it beat me.

It might take more than this to make a convert of Salty. He seems pretty dedicated to the AB.
I love that characteristic! It is not geekness, but unbridled enthusiasm . Not enough of that around.

As for Salty, I sense he may be about to start a little affair with this bend.
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Old 26-07-2014, 02:58   #159
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How much easier it now is to comply when admonished to "get bent"!

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Dang! Pretty nice work. Ya got a sister?
Ease up BC, I'm first in line for SWL's sister - the other one, not the landlubber
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Dang. A day late and a daughter short!
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Old 27-07-2014, 13:59   #162
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OK, enough of this knot porn! It's not good for my blood pressure


Shot taken late yesterday showing the Zepp still cool under load after 30 odd hours of the meltemi howling.

It was pulled up and untied today. It was the first time I have used Zepp on a snubber extension. Anyone game to estimate how easy or difficult this was? The bend is essentially just two intertwined overhands.
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Shot taken late yesterday showing the Zepp still cool under load after 30 odd hours of the meltemi howling.

It was pulled up and untied today. It was the first time I have used Zepp on a snubber extension. Anyone game to estimate how easy or difficult this was? The bend is essentially just two intertwined overhands.
Easy - just push up on the outside turns?

Now can I go and clean up? - I just had a little accident looking at that bend.
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Easy - just push up on the outside turns?

Now can I go and clean up? - I just had a little accident looking at that bend.
Have a box of tissues on hand for when I next post .
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