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Cutting friction cord to length

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Might I add...I get virtually no sit back using this and it never fails to bite

 

 

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Laugh all you like, it's true and it works well. Its 3 wraps 2 braids I believe and that's using 8mm Marlow braid friction chord with fishermans, I like it nice and compact an it's worked fine for the last 2 lengths, will get a pic as soon as I get home

 

 

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Not laughing at all mate. More amazed.

 

My VT is pretty compact. 3 wrap 2 braids on 8 mm armour pruss. What with the approximate 10 inches per fishermans knot for each termination. That's 20 inches added to the already 24ish inches for the knot to be tied, dressed and set.

 

So 44 inches is over a metre. I generally buy 4 metres and get three friction cords outta it.

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I shall get a pic as soon as I'm home and post it. I have what I believe is an 80cm armour prus e2e on my lanyard in the same configuration and its almost twice as long as the Marlowe braid vt. mist admit, I was surprised when I could get a vt out of a metre but seems to work

 

 

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Surely a fishermans doesn't take 10"? It's only a couple of wraps around something smaller than my little finger and a tail?

 

 

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Surely a fishermans doesn't take 10"? It's only a couple of wraps around something smaller than my little finger and a tail?

 

 

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Try it mate. It takes up more than you think. Once bedded in you probably use 8-9 inches. The 10 inch measurement sit right for me with decent length tails on the termination knots.

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Tried cutting friction hitch with a heat knife and it smokes alot and struggles to cut threw and tends to smoulder. Tape and blade does the job.

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Yeah, Any of the high end friction cord is heat resistant and goes all manky if you try to hot knife it. Bit of tape and ceramic knife and Roberts your Mother's Brother.

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hey guys, just went and bought 4 metres of marlow fritcion cord ( Honey Brothers gave me just shy of 5m ha!) have tied my vts..what should I do with the tails of the fishermans, leave them as they are, or tape them up with electrical tape?

 

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Tape them keeps them neat just my thought though

 

 

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