What gear is this? That is, what is the rope make ans size, cord make and size, ring diameter, and x-ring diameter?This version is the easiest to tie and works the best, so far.
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It’s a little harder to adjust the separation between the wraps and lower part than using preformed eyes. But the stopper makes tending smoother.
A sponsor would definitely help. Cord compatibility testing is better with this method than preform eyes. The rigging ring rotates during tending so doesn’t rub in just one spot, a downside of the spool shackle.
Thanks for the advice on starting out playing with this.The inner diameter should allow the twist or thimble touch the rope, but not be too large or the hitch will eventually bind up.
Thinner rings, like those from a hardware store, cause unneeded friction. A better and cheaper choice would be a bow shackle. And to keep it cheap while trying, a plastic rope thimble works just as good as an x ring.
I’ve found out the 4-2 VT turns into a 3-3 when used, and I’m now tying the stopper above the twist. This is HRC on 11mm rope.
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