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Tool to get knot out of line?
Posted: 26 June 2009 05:34 AM   [ Ignore ]
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I have a nice tight little knot in one of my flying lines.  Any tool or suggestion on how to get it out?  I thought my fingernails were up to the challenge - but no luck so far and every time I go out the knot gets tighter and tighter…

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Posted: 26 June 2009 05:51 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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Don’t keep flying with it in, or you certainly will never get it out!

Definitely soak it and get it wet, then from there it’s a whole lot of patience and persistence. I’ve spent a good 40 minutes or more working constantly at one tiny knot before getting it.

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Posted: 26 June 2009 06:02 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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Some people chew on it to loosen the knot, I prefer to take a big needle and look for loops to put it behind. Found this on the web: “One other method is to quickly and firmly twist the parts of the rope just outside the knot back and forth as you push in slack.”

Knots will ruin your lines quite effectively, so get it out quickly and if it’s a front line and you don’t trust it, get new lines.

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Posted: 26 June 2009 06:41 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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get it wet and a good munch works for me.

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Posted: 26 June 2009 11:20 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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and what about the knot Colyn

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Posted: 26 June 2009 01:32 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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Oh the knot smirk

I chew that as well vampire  cool grin

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Posted: 26 June 2009 02:25 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]
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Try soaking the line with either hair gel or shampoo that helps hair from knotting as it seems to expand the fibres of the lines making it easier to open up the knot.

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Posted: 26 June 2009 03:16 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 7 ]
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use yer teeth like

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Posted: 26 June 2009 03:35 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 8 ]
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Chewing on it will work, you need to do that for 15 mins or more.  Eventually, it will come out.  Also, you can hit it with a smoothe faced hammer on a smoothe surface - another piece of metal or melamine coated wood, something like that.  don’t do it on a rough surface like concrete.

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Posted: 26 June 2009 05:22 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 9 ]
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Don’t use your teeth and don’t get the line wet. keep it dry and either use your own or find someone -preferably female who has nails + a ton of patience!

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Posted: 27 June 2009 01:56 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 10 ]
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Teeth, nails, and swearing works for me. I only get knots when I let people borrow my stuff.

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Posted: 27 June 2009 04:22 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 11 ]
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Dont Chew, You will compromise the strenght of the line. You have to commit to suck it, tongue action only. Yeah it tastes bad, Yeah it takes like four hours, I could reference it to an intimate act with your significant other but this is a family fourm. You know what to do…...

Or buy an new line…

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Posted: 27 June 2009 05:18 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 12 ]
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2 sewing needles work great : Push one carefully into the knot, without separating the threads of the line ... Leave 50% in & insert the other needle & pry the knot apart. Simple & effective.

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Posted: 27 June 2009 04:09 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 13 ]
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cut and re sleeve all 4 lines

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Posted: 27 June 2009 10:54 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 14 ]
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Not necessary ... As long as you are careful undoing the knot.

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Posted: 28 June 2009 05:54 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 15 ]
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40 minutes and a thumb nail later (with plenty of hot water) did the job.

MC

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