Fig8 vs Bowline

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Knot of choice

Figure 8 - sport
28
35%
Bowline - sport
5
6%
Double Bowline - sport
10
13%
Granny - sport
0
No votes
Figure 8 - trad
32
41%
Bowline - trad
1
1%
Double Bowline - trad
3
4%
Granny - trad
0
No votes
 
Total votes: 79

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Hann
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Re: Fig8 vs Bowline

Postby Hann » Wed Apr 25, 2012 12:47 pm

Why is it called a "Locking Biner"

.... if it does not have a key, but has a gate that screws shut?

:pirat:

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Funguye
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Re: Fig8 vs Bowline

Postby Funguye » Wed Apr 25, 2012 1:02 pm

Hann wrote:Why is it called a "Locking Biner"

.... if it does not have a key, but has a gate that screws shut?

:pirat:


You into some seriously kinky shit it seems, ah well, each to his own there :P

I just like the extra security, I have to lock it else my life insurance won't pay out haha
Strangers have the best candy!

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Re: Fig8 vs Bowline

Postby Justin » Tue Dec 11, 2012 9:44 am

John Long Seriously Injured in Fall

Climbing's best-known author, pioneer and original Stonemaster, John Long was seriously injured on November 29 at the Rockreation climbing gym in Los Angeles when his bowline came untied and he fell to the floor...
Long attributes the accident to pilot error, forgetting to finish his knot "I screwed up big," he says.

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