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I like XTC splice. try to get the whipping closer to the eye. it is possible.

 

my tips,

 

Buy some sail making needles, a sail makers palm and a rubber mallet.

 

Then take you splice and bend it around in every direction you can also gently tap it with the mallet on a smooth surface to help soften up the splice a bit. then insert the needle and push it through with the palm then pull the needle out the other side.

 

I've done blaze this way to get a whipplock close to the throat and blaze is a pretty tough splice.

 

Jamie

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Nice work mate! I fancy going on a splicing course... Could you point me in the right direction? Also, would you mind telling me the cost? Haha!

 

Cheers

 

Speak to Nod at treeworker mate he'll sort you out:thumbup1:. Its not very expensive either only cost about £165.

You'll learn alot mate nod is a very knowledgable bloke who knows what he's on about!!

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I've not read any benefits but here are my thoughts.

 

When you pack the throat of the splice nice and tight there is a lot of rope in there, if the splice were to start to slip there would be more room for movement, the whipping should be able to 'catch' or arrest the pull of the splice quicker. the whipping is there to hold the splice together during low loads.

 

you will have a full complement of rope strands before the taper. does that make sense. i've never had a splice slip, but i always stitch as close to the throat as possible.

 

And it looks a bit neater i think but i would cos thats the way i do it:biggrin:

 

you done any other splices yet? what does Nod teach you on the course?

 

Get some Tenex and make whoopie slings to your hearts content easy as to make and a whole load cheaper than buying them.

 

Jamie

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I've not read any benefits but here are my thoughts.

 

When you pack the throat of the splice nice and tight there is a lot of rope in there, if the splice were to start to slip there would be more room for movement, the whipping should be able to 'catch' or arrest the pull of the splice quicker. the whipping is there to hold the splice together during low loads.

 

you will have a full complement of rope strands before the taper. does that make sense. i've never had a splice slip, but i always stitch as close to the throat as possible.

 

And it looks a bit neater i think but i would cos thats the way i do it:biggrin:

 

you done any other splices yet? what does Nod teach you on the course?

 

Get some Tenex and make whoopie slings to your hearts content easy as to make and a whole load cheaper than buying them.

 

Jamie

 

 

 

 

Ive been thinking about the whipping being close to the eye and was interested to see the whipping in this Treeimagineers PDF

 

Titled Braided safety blue and Tachyon. http://www.treemagineers.com/downloads/hitch_climbers_guide.pdf

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Here's my first attempt at a double braid splice.

 

Huge thanks to bob for helping me out with it:thumbup1:

 

Gonna get cracking on some tachyon later if i get time!!

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yeah was a real nice rope to practice on. Very baggy and easy to manipulate.......now the tachyon..........? haha.

Bob made it look easy and explained all the steps very well so hopefully i'll be fine! haha

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