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Why not the EDK in webbing?

Discussion in 'Tech Tips and Gear' started by Canyonero, Oct 22, 2015.

  1. gajslk

    gajslk

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    Just for fun, I tied one using only my right hand. It wasn't too bad. On a table in a warm, dry, well lit room. ;) Tightening it up required the use of my teeth, though, I couldn't figure out how to do that one handed. Between 15 and 20 seconds ...

    Gordon
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  2. Aquaman

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    Any beer knot fans here?

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    Harder to inspect than the water knot and it takes longer to tie, but cleaner looking and a bit stronger. I prefer it when building a really solid anchor I expect/want to last and look neat.
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  3. Brian in SLC

    Brian in SLC Brian in SLC

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    Used to find the beer knot amusing...but...since you can't check the tails...it fell out of the toolbox.
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  4. Bootboy

    Bootboy Atwood Gear

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    Of course you can. One is visible, the other is easily felt inside the webbing.

    The biggest reason I see for not using it is because it's much more time consuming.

    I see no other significant disadvantages.
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  5. ratagonia

    ratagonia

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    It is non-standard.

    When competent people see a non-standard knot, for instance one they do not know, the wise thing to do is remove it and use a knot they DO know, especially a standard one, ie one that a LOT of people know.

    Thus, non-standardness is, itself, a disadvantage.

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  6. Canyonero

    Canyonero

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    I don't know. Once you tie it 10,000 times no knot is really all that time consuming. :)
  7. Bootboy

    Bootboy Atwood Gear

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    I think the reason it isn't standard is the virtue of its inconvenience. I think that qualifies my reason for not using it.
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  8. Rapterman

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    Notice to everyone playing "KNOT-FU"
    Our first CRITR2 batch was all sold before it landed on the doorstep-
    the next batch we will grab some for water knot prizes we promised in one week.
    Thank you to all who have played, especially Canyonero (most improved?)
    for being such a good sport and starting this thread!
    I have had a ton of laughs...
    and cannot get the wacky "so hot, so fresh" video out of my head.
    :D
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  9. hank moon

    hank moon lovely ligatures

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    I still find it humorous - which, esp. given the name, would seem to be its raison d'etre.
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  10. Canyonero

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    Sweet! More time to knock off those last 8 hundredths of a second!
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  11. Rapterman

    Rapterman

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    BUMP!
    Got distracted for a while but it is TIME TO PAY UP
    Everyone who played (submitted video) is a winner.
    Will Hank, Canyonero, Tom, Brian in SLC, Wsbpress, Deagol, Kuenn, and the Dread Pirate Roberts (did I miss anyone?)
    please PM me your mailing address so I can send you each your FREE CRITR2
    It was a hoot!
    :D
  12. Canyonero

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    You're the best. I'd totally forgotten about this.
  13. The Dread Pirate Roberts

    The Dread Pirate Roberts

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    That is so cool! I've wanted to try the CRITR. Thanks
  14. wsbpress

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    I have been having a lot of fun with my shiny new CRITR2. Thank you very much Todd!
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  15. Rapterman

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    You are WELCOME! :)
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  16. Canyonero

    Canyonero

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    I got mine too. It's so shiney compared to my other two, I almost can't bring myself to use it. My daughter is trying to claim it as her own as she loves the color.
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