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danmc
04-13-2011, 10:03 PM
Not the best quality video, but hopefully it is still useful. Harry Asher published the simple simon knot in 1989 and I've only come across it in a fairly limited set of publications. It is similar to a square knot but holds better in synthetics, doesn't come apart if it is bounced around a bunch, doesn't weaken the rope nearly as much as a sheet bend, and can be used to join cordage of different thicknesses. Perhaps this is all old news to everyone here, but maybe someone will find it useful.

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welderguy
04-13-2011, 10:11 PM
Thanks for posting that.

Justin Case
04-13-2011, 10:18 PM
Proper knots is a great skill,,,,,,, Thanks :)

JPGreco
04-13-2011, 10:46 PM
Nice, learned a new knot. I like it, thanks.

Proper knots are amazing. I've rappelled down a wall with just a single length of rope. Made a harness with just the rope, put the rope around a metal bar with an italian belay hitch and lowered myself down. It wasn't high, but I wanted to try it. The harness was amazingly comfortable.

welderguy
04-13-2011, 11:16 PM
Nice, learned a new knot. I like it, thanks.

Proper knots are amazing. I've rappelled down a wall with just a single length of rope. Made a harness with just the rope, put the rope around a metal bar with an italian belay hitch and lowered myself down. It wasn't high, but I wanted to try it. The harness was amazingly comfortable.
Any pictures or videos of the harness and knot?

crashdive123
04-14-2011, 06:42 AM
Nice explanation and video.

Rick
04-14-2011, 06:50 AM
That was a nice preso. Thanks!

Falling
01-04-2016, 01:17 PM
Not the best quality video, but hopefully it is still useful. Harry Asher published the simple simon knot in 1989 and I've only come across it in a fairly limited set of publications. It is similar to a square knot but holds better in synthetics, doesn't come apart if it is bounced around a bunch, doesn't weaken the rope nearly as much as a sheet bend, and can be used to join cordage of different thicknesses. Perhaps this is all old news to everyone here, but maybe someone will find it useful.

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Cool video. I'm going to give this knot a try. Is this a strong reliable knot?

pete lynch
01-05-2016, 06:14 AM
5 year-old thread. Please wash hands after necroposting.

Cecelia
09-16-2016, 06:26 AM
Proper knots is a great skill,,,,,,, Thanks :)

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Antonyraison
09-19-2016, 04:59 AM
aye thanks, yeah extremely similar to a reef knot, if not the exact same thing