Use a longer core tail than usual. Make a loooooong smooth taper on the core and taper it BEFORE you pass it through the cover.
It is totally do-able. It looks AMAZING when done. It seems like it should be impossible, but when I finished the second one, I was a believer.
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Ok, Nick from WI... I can totally see how it's doable. It's just really, really difficult. I'm most of the way through my first attempt. This splice makes me want to build an honest to goodness splicing station.
When you say loooooong, you mean it for sure. Like 6" or 8" worth. So I just gotta ask; Does your method involve tape or lube on the core tail?
Thanks for the info, Jay. I got 8" taped up to pass, but I knew a pro would have an easier way. When you taper, are you marking and removing what few strands there are to choose from in the core? Sounds like the first point of entry is the tough part with folded yarns going into a 32 carrier jacket.
This is interesting, when I first convinced Shelter Tree to order Kernmaster I spoke to Jamie Goddard at Yale and he said that one of the reasons they didn't sell it for tree work so much was because it was not spliceable, not even stitched. I'm curious to why he would say that. I tried to ask him about it since but he never responded to the last few emails I sent. It sounds like some of you are having success hand splicing it and I know a lot of places that stitch it. so why would Yale say it can't be done, espeially stitched that never made any sense to me. ??
So I did it. I'm still waiting some sort of confirmation from yale on measurements. Oceans thanks for the help. This is the 11mm and I did a 6 1/2 core bury. Is a little deeper than the mark on the cover, I entered about 1/2 to 3/4 up the rope with my wire fid. I have the slightest amount of bunch on the cover in the eye.