Re: Sheet Bend (was retesting . . .)
Ben Parker (bparker@INTERACCESS.COM)
Thu, 22 Aug 1996 11:10:53 -0500
On Fri, 23 Aug 1996, Bruce E. Cobern wrote:
> ... I find the
> sheet bend much more secure for joining two ropes.
Not only is it more secure, but it imposes less strain on the ropes and is
therefore somewhat stronger. Any knot weakens the rope, some by more than
50%, by making a sharp bend.
Ben Parker ............ (Oak Park IL) ......... email@example.com
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