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  1. Yes it can. Unless we're talking about different knots in which case I apologise. A sliding double fisherman's knot has the 2 opposing knots in "the middle" and 2 loops on either side so it looks like a bow tie. If the carabiner is clipped into the opposite side, it can pull through. The reason I know this, is from teaching students to climb and watching someone tie this very knot and then having to demonstrate to them what can go wrong.
  2. Plus, if a very specific set of conditions are met, you could clip into the wrong part and it pulls itself out
  3. I use the filtered posts in the activity stream the most
  4. I had Strauss stuff in the past and its decent. Husqvarna one is surprisingly cheaper
  5. Have they started shrinking or have you started growing?
  6. I have a Stretch air t shirt that has to be easily 12 years old and is holding up fine. Only a couple of little pulls on it. Normally I'll go to Matalan and pick up the basic t shirts for 4 quid each and wear them for best, when they get dirty or get food medals on them, they go to work drawer. Quite fancy the Husqvarna technical ones.
  7. I've got some of these. They're decent. Slightly thicker than the Nike Pro ones imo and hold up well That hurts
  8. Tommy_B


    Road cycling recently. Enjoy splicing and then progressed onto making nets or hammocks etc just to see if I could. My Dad has been going to Archery for a few years and always fancied having a go so might go along with him
  9. Just step in every one you can find then ask to go inside for the loo. Grind it into their carpets for good measure
  10. I've got some very small snips that I think are for Bonsai. They're brilliant though. Have also use the secateurs and they're the same.
  11. Cheers mate, Just had a look. Pre order for delivery in end of November. I saw somewhere someone posted about a company who was importing them. Can't find it on Instagram now though
  12. Not yet but its about to be CE marked apparently. My Zigzag plus and Zillion are both within the effected serial numbers, they are replacements from some which have cracked and were sent back. Not sure that I have much faith in having them replaced. How are they working out the refunds?
  13. Refund and Roperunner Pro time🤞
  14. Hiya. Thanks for the promt @Mark Bolam T rex can be spliced with a biro or a bent coat hanger as stated but a Selma fid would work well too. The trick is tapering the ends to a kind of bullet and taping it really well. You can get any sail makers needles from ebay or a local chandlers. Most important thing to go with them is a sail makers palm and a pair of flat pliers for pulling the needle through. Most whipping twine is fine although if you're splicing big fat hollow braids, you could probably get away with using throwline There are some pictures and a thread here
  15. I'd also accept "Ships and Shits corner" if needed
  16. If my phone was listening to what I'm saying there would be loads of videos which followed the theme of "STOP BANGING" and I can assure you, all of the videos on my phone are pretty much the polar opposite
  17. If you believe this then having a tracking device is probably a necessity as you shouldn't be allowed outside without some kind of assistance.


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