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    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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    Thanks for posting that.
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    Proper knots is a great skill,,,,,,, Thanks

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    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.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JPGreco View Post
    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?
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    Nice explanation and video.
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    That was a nice preso. Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by danmc View Post
    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 https://skinnyexpress.com/the-3-week-diet-review for the 3 week diet system, but maybe someone will find it useful.

    Cool video. I'm going to give this knot a try. Is this a strong reliable knot?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Justin Case View Post
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    aye thanks, yeah extremely similar to a reef knot, if not the exact same thing
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